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Uzbek Christian Tohar Haydarov learned recently that he will be required to serve all 10 years of his sentence without the possibility of parole.

Tohar has been in prison since March 2010, when he was arrested on drug charges. His church members say the charges were fabricated and he was really imprisoned because of his religious activity.

Tohar’s Bible was taken away last year, but he said that he still “feels like God is next to him.”

Tohar, who is featured on VOM’s website, receives many letters at the prison, but officials deliver only a handful because there are “too many citations from the Bible” in them. Even so, knowing the letters are coming is an encouragement to him, and he “thanks all those praying for him and thinking about him.”

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

Prayer Points

• Thank the Lord for Tohar’s faithfulness. Ask the Lord to surround Tohar with His perfect peace.
• Pray the Lord will use the many letters sent to Tohar to be a continued encouragement to him and to act as a Christian witness to those in authority.
• Pray the church in Uzbekistan will continue to grow, remain faithful, will be granted wisdom and favour by the Lord.

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