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May 21, 2012

New Letter from Pastor Youcef Reveals an Urgent Need for Prayer

Screen shot 2012-05-21 at 3.27.34 PMOur friends at The American Center for Law and Justice have released a new letter from Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani who is currently awaiting a decision about whether or not he will be put to death for his faith in Jesus Christ.

The original letter from Pastor Youcef is here, in Farsi and the translation you can read in its entirety here.

ACLJ had  Jason DeMars of Present Truth Ministries, translate the letter.  Here is a small part of the letter.

First, I would like to inform all of my beloved brothers and sisters that I am in perfect health in the flesh and spirit. And I try to have a little different approach from others to these days, and consider it as the day of exam and trial of my faith. And in these days which are hard in order to prove your loyalty and sincerity to God, I am trying to do the best in my power to stay right with what I have learned from God's commandments.

I need to remind my beloveds, though my trial due has been so long, and as in the flesh I wish these days to end, yet I have surrendered myself to God's will.

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I try to be humble and obedient to those who are in power, obedience to those in authority which God has granted to the officials of my country, and pray for them to rule the country according to the will of God and be successful in doing this. For I know this in this way I have obeyed God's word. I try to obey along with those whom I see in a common situation with me. They never had any complaint, but just let the power of God be manifested in their lives, and though sometimes we read that they have used this right to defend themselves, for they had this right, I am not an exception as well and have used all possibilities and so forth and am waiting for the final result.

So I ask all the beloved ones to pray for me as the holy word has said. At the end I hope this be prepared as soon as possible, as the authorities of my country will do with free will according to their law and commandments which are answerable to.

Please continue your prayers for Pastor Youcef.