Pastor Behnam Irani Health Update -- Continued Medical Problems
By Michael Ireland Special Correspondent, ASSIST News Service
IRAN (ANS) -- Imprisoned Iranian Pastor Behnam Irani continues to experience various medical problems and remains in need of our prayers for his health conditions.
Pastor Benham Irani and his family.
According to Jason DeMars of Present Truth Ministries (www.presenttruthmn.com ) “First, his eyesight is dimming and he has not been given access to a doctor to get prescription lenses. Second, he has a bleeding ulcer in his intestines. This has caused him to have bloody stool, vomiting blood, resulting in unconsciousness at one point. Third, from an accident several years ago, he had metal placed in his knee, and according to a family member it needs to be replaced every so often.
“Now it is past time for the replacement and he is limping badly. According to our sources his health is up and down. Sometimes he is feeling okay and other times he is feeling very sick, and he is still quite pale whether he’s feeling good or not.”
DeMars told ANS: “Yet in the midst of this, Brother Behnam’s faith remains strong. He continues to be positive in his confession and to stand firm no matter what his circumstances. We want to believe together with Behnam and his family that he will be healed and walk out of that prison soon.”
Please continue in prayer for Brother Behnam Irani and his family.
You can see a video of his arrest, pictures, and view the written verdict from his trial in February 2008 on the Present Truth Ministries website.
DeMars added: “Please share this page with your friends and family. I also request that you write a letter to him at Voice of the Martyrs Prisoner Alert page. Please send a petition requesting that he receive medical attention and be released from prison at their website as well.”
** Michael Ireland is an Internet Journalist who served as Chief Correspondent and Senior International Correspondent for ASSIST News Service ASSIST News Service. between 1998 and 2012. Michael now writes news and feature articles for ASSIST News as a Special Correspondent. He is an international British freelance journalist who was formerly a reporter with a London (United Kingdom) newspaper and has been a frequent contributor to UCB UK, a British Christian radio station. He has reported for ANS from Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Israel, Jordan, China, and Russia. Michael is a member in good standing of the National Writers Union, Society of Professional Journalists, Religion Newswriters Association, Evangelical Press Association and International Press Association. Michael's writing ministry is a sponsored ministry department -- 'Michael Ireland Media Missionary' (MIMM) -- of A.C.T. International of P.O.Box 1649, Brentwood, TN 37024-1649, at: Artists in Christian Testimony (A.C.T.) International. Michael frequently attends the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) and Evangelical Press Association (EPA) conventions where he interviews high profile leaders of missions and ministries across the US and around the world. His stated mission for writing is 'Truth through Christian communication.' Please contact Michael for more information. Also, if you have a story idea for Michael, you may write to him at:Writer Mike