The picture in this post is Pastor Youcef Nardakhan who is being persecuted for his faith in Jesus Christ. According to VOM contacts in Iran it has been reported that he has been sentenced to death for apostasy.
From our Prisoner Alert Page:
Pastor Youcef is one of several members of his church who have been imprisoned. In the past, the Iranian government has also imprisoned and released his wife. Pastor Youcef was arrested in October 2009 after protesting a decision by the government requiring that his son study the Quran.
Media reports suggest that Pastor Youcef was transferred to Lakan prison, which is supervised by the Political Police of the Islamic Republic. If a death sentence is officially handed down by the court and Pastor Youcef is executed, his would be the first judicial execution of a Christian in Iran in two decades.
Pastor Youcef is a leader in the Full Gospel “Church of Iran” network, a group that stands apart from most house church groups in Iran.
Please take a few minutes to go over to our Prisoner Alert page and write a letter to Pastor Nardakhan. After you do, please pray for him and his family. Thank you for ministering in this way!