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Gulnora’s problems with hypertension began soon after the secret police arrested her husband, Pastor Bakhrom Kholmatov.

Bakhrom, 42, was arrested on 10 April 2017 in a raid on the Sonmin Sonbogym (Good News of Grace) Protestant Church by secret police. They also harassed and beat church members while confiscating items from the church, including the pastor’s computer and the book More Than a Carpenter, by Josh McDowell.

At his trial in July, Bakhrom was sentenced to three years in prison for possession of “extremist material.”

To visit her husband in prison, Gulnora has to make a six-hour journey, it was during one of these trips that Gulnora suddenly became ill. She was taken to a local hospital, too sick to even visit her husband. After being diagnosed with high blood pressure, she was transferred to a hospital closer to her home.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Ask the Lord to strengthen Gulnora physically and spiritually so she may be fully healed and remain strong during this time of great testing.
  • Pray she will be encouraged as she receives love and care from her Christian family.
  • Commit to the Lord Bakhrom. Pray the Lord would sustain him. May he be given many opportunities to share the Gospel while in prison and rejoice as he sees the Holy Spirit at work.