Persecution Update February 2011: Iran and Turkmenistan

iran-map1As Iran continues to undergo political unrest, the radical Shiite leaders are very concerned about the large number of Iranians who are coming to Christ. The Iranian regime has instigated a crack-down on Christians, and since last June more than 200 believers in 24 different cities have been arrested and at least 26 are still in prison for their faith. In neighboring Turkmenistan, believers are facing another wave of persecution, including arrests, heavy fines, and beatings. Please pray that these faithful believers would lean on Christ and know His grace during these difficult days.