Thank you for your prayers for Maryam Naghash Zargaran, an Iranian convert to Christianity, who, we are delighted to report, was released from prison on Wednesday (NZ time).
Maryam has served a four-year sentence in the women’s ward of Evin Prison in Tehran. She was imprisoned in July 2013 after being found guilty of ‘propagating against the Islamic regime, and colluding to undermine national security’.
Maryam suffers from heart disease, for which she requires regular medical attention. Harsh prison conditions have also resulted in her suffering from depression.
Please join Iranian Christians in thanking God for her release and continue to pray for her health and well-being: that the Lord will strengthen Maryam mentally and physically, that she will receive the medical attention she needs and that she will adjust well to ordinary life after her long prison sentence. (Source: Release International, Middle East Concern)
What VOM does in Iran: VOM is sponsoring the printing and distribution of at least 137,000 Bibles in Iran. VOM also supports training focused on discipleship and church planting, as well as Christian satellite broadcasts into the country.