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An Assemblies of God church in Ahwaz, Iran was raided by authorities during Christmas services and everyone was arrested, detained, threatened, and interrogated including the children.
Most were eventually released except the senior Pastor Farhad and his family, plus several other leaders. This is a good time to remember them in your prayers.
The strange part is that this is one of the 70 ‘official’ churches in Iran that are supposed to be allowed to worship out in the open. Nevertheless an example was made of them on Christmas.
Perhaps the authorities were frustrated in their efforts to find some of the hundreds of house churches on Christmas and they took it out on a legal church instead. *Top