Eighty Lashes for Iranian Christian

Oct 15, 2020

Persecuted Christians need your help

The Islamic government of Iran has targeted yet another Christian with continual oppression and torture.

According to International Christian Concern:

"Iranian Christian convert Mohammad [R]eza Omidi ... received 80 lashes after receiving a summons on Saturday from his home town authorities in Rashit for him to return. He is currently serving two years of internal exile in the city of Borazjan, over 1,000 kilometers away. He had previously served two years in prison because of membership in a house church. The lashes were received because he was also charged for drinking wine as part of communion. This is the second time he received 80 lashes for the same charge."

It's appalling. It's inhumane. It's abhorrent.

And perhaps, worst of all — it's true.

Christians in Iran face severe persecution. It's no wonder the country is ranked #9 on the Open Doors 2020 World Watch List.
  • Believers are arrested, criminalized, assaulted, wrongfully imprisoned, tortured, exiled...
  • They are forbidden to share their faith with non-believers under Islamic law...
  • The majority must live "in secret," forced underground because of how opposed the culture and government are to Christianity.
So, until the harassment, violence and intimidation end in nations like Iran, Liberty Relief International will keep speaking up for the persecuted Church anywhere and everywhere we can.

And we need your help. Your brothers and sisters need your help.

Your generous gift of compassion right now will allow our Christ-centered partners on the ground to supply emergency aid, trauma counseling, literacy and job training, physical and spiritual support and more to people like Mohammad.

Please reach out to them immediately.

Don't wait ... see them through Jesus' eyes today ... send them practical, tangible reminders of God's love and protection.

Thank you, as always, for your prayers and support!

Yours in Christ,

Mat Staver

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