Pastor in Iran faces dangerous surgery

Thursday, August 9, 2012
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)
An Iranian pastor jailed for his faith faces surgery -- although under less-than-ideal conditions.

Pastor Behnam Irani suffers from a stomach ailment and a bleeding ulcer, which has caused him to lose consciousness due to loss of blood. Jason DeMars of Present Truth Ministries explains.

"The family is concerned about the unsanitary conditions in the prison, as there are many drug dealers and murderers in that prison. So they have asked that the surgery be performed at a hospital," says DeMars. "However, that request has been denied."


Jason DeMars (Present Truth Ministries)The surgery will be done in the prison's first aid station, where prisoners are treated for all sorts of ailments -- including infectious diseases. Afterwards, Irani is likely to be returned to his cell.

"Pastor Behnam has been in a 12-meter by 12-meter prison cell with 40 murderers, people convicted of murder -- and of course Iranian authorities, their desire is for Pastor Behnam to die in prison," the ministry spokesman comments. "He's seen people killed around him in the prison."

DeMars believes God has protected the Iranian pastor. He is calling for prayer for Behnam for successful surgery, for continued protection, and for release from prison.

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