Some Encouraging Words from a Persecuted Brother Inside Evin Prison

FarshidThe following letter is from imprisoned Iranian Christian Pastor Farshid Fathi. For more information on Farshid, see iran30.org and freefarshid.org.

Farshid: “Night will be over”

Our imprisoned brother Farshid Fathi has sent a further letter from Evin prison, reflecting on the Lord’s faithfulness even in difficult times.

“In each of our lives, there are nights: nights of loneliness, nights of nightmare, nights of fever and pain, endless nights of prison, nights of missing, nights of hard-breathing and some scary, unexplainable nights in our lives… For those who are living in this world, going through these dark nights is inevitable, even for those who are walking closely with Christ. 

When a child has a bad night, his father or his mother lies beside him during the night, tenderly stroking his forehead, kissing his cheeks over and over, calling his name in the most lovely voice and they keep looking at the child’s face until that bad night passes over.  Then the child opens his eyes and thinks his father has just come to him! He was not able to sense his father’s breath while he was battling with his nightmares. So too, when the bad nights of our life end, we may open our eyes and think our Heavenly Father has come to us just now. But in reality, He was not only there in the morning, but He was with us all through the dark nights of our life… So I am absolutely sure that finally “the sun of justice will rise with healing in its wings.”*

Thank you for your faithful prayers for Farshid, who is in the midst of a dark night, and yet waits for the dawn to break. Farshid has been in Evin prison for nearly 43 months, simply because of his Christian faith and ministry.  It is a great encouragement for him to know that his family around the world are still holding him up in prayer.

Pray for

•           Farshid to continue to be strengthened by the Lord

•           His witness to fellow prisoners in ward 350 of Evin

•           Other prisoners to also be strengthened and encouraged

*Malachi 4:2, “But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.” 

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