We received disturbing news today regarding Pastor Behnam Irani. He was informed by the doctor in Ghezal Hezar prison that they wish to perform surgery to stop the internal bleeding. Brother Behnam’s family requested that the surgery take place in a hospital, but the request was denied and the surgery will be performed in the prison. We are concerned about the sanitary conditions surrounding surgery in the prison as it is common to have prisoners with contagious diseases receiving treatment there as well. We do not know yet when the surgery will take place, but ask now that you pray for this situation. Brother Behnam needs the divine hand of the Lord to protect him and provide healing and health in spite of the condition.