Lena and her relatives Ayoub and Latife faced a great deal of trouble as the police had found Christian materials in Ayoub’s father’s house. Police arrested him and Ayoub’s brother, and took Lena to the police station, as well, where they were all questioned. They were also looking for Ayoub to arrest him.
Preparations for court cases were made: the first one being under administrative law, the second one would be more serious and under the criminal law. The tension and stress seriously affected Lena’s health.
Ayoub recently sent us a note and said: “First of all, I would like to express our gratefulness to all those who prayed for us during this time of severe persecution. I would like to share good news with you: God heard our prayers!”
“During the first court case we faced, we were fined for our activities and had to pay 5 minimum monthly salaries, which amounts to approximately $160. We were worried about the second court case, as this was going to be under the criminal law and would be far more severe and difficult for us.”
“We were totally amazed by God’s intervention when we heard that the second court case had been canceled. God had softened the hearts of the people who were in charge of our case, and for some reason or another, they decided to close the case. A serious illness of one of the officers’ relatives had occurred and significantly delayed the proceedings. That is probably why the decision was taken to cancel the court case.”
“We believe that God was in control of each day. What happened was a real miracle to us! We have never heard about a case like ours where the investigators just closed the case. God greatly encouraged our family and we felt your prayer support.”
*Representative names and photo to protect persecuted Christians