Persecution Update for September 2008: Iran

Christians in Iran live in an Islamic police state that mandates death for apostasy. Recently, Tina Rad and her husband—new converts from Islam—were harshly beaten for four days in jail for having home Bible studies with Muslims.  Tina can no longer walk due to the beatings.  Also they were threatened with having their 4-year-old daughter taken away and put into an institution.  Tina was further told they would be charged with apostasy next time. Pray for special grace for Tina and her husband to be steadfast for Christ in a country that hates Christians.