A Visit to New York

June 5, 2013 by Open Doors in

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is set to visit to New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly. This has caused a great outcry from many humanitarian groups and human rights organizations. Ahmadinejad is noted by many to be one of the greatest violators of basic human rights in the world today. Though many are mistreated in Iran, Christians face severe persecution.

Just a few weeks ago, a Christian was sentenced to 105 days in prison for his faith. Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani was sentenced to death for preaching the gospel. These Christians face the worst kinds of human rights abuses and need our prayers!

Iran is ranked #2 on the Open Doors World Watch List (second only to North Korea). Many of the approximately 350,000 believers from a Muslim background live in fear of harassment by the government.
While Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in New York this week, will you pray for this persecutor of Christians? Will you pray that he has a ‘Saul to Paul’ conversion, ending his reign of persecution? Thank you so much for your prayers!

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