At least seven Christians are still in prison with no news about their case. As they suffer, the church continues to grow. Recently about ten or so Iranians were baptised in a town where a year ago there was no church. Now there is a small and thriving fellowship.
As with so much church growth in recent years, it began with fairly young believers sensing a call to a place and being ready to be sent. Some might have said they were too young in the faith; that they needed more training; more experience. But the answer is – look at what happened. It is a sincere heart and the authority of the Gospel that has the last word. Sure, there are steep learning curves, but that curve is going somewhere.
• Grace for those in prison
• Courage for church planters
• Protection of new believers