Nick has part to play as Persian family finally reunited at airport...

The Chaplaincy at Manchester Airport recently had a call from Middlesbrough Social Services asking us to help with a “Family Reunion” case.

They informed us that a lady from Iran and her two small children were due to fly into Manchester to be reunited with her husband. He now lives in the North East and they had not seen each other for three years. We met her at the aircraft and helped her through immigration with her children and baggage.

I relished the opportunity to speak with them in their native tongue (Farsi) and even though I only have a smattering this seemed to put them at ease and make them feel welcome. I also had a brief chat with her about Christianity and she said she had recently converted.

We brought her through to meet her husband who was waiting land-side. As you can imagine after such a long time this was a tearful yet joyful occasion and they asked us to take photos of them now they were together again. We then escorted them to the train station as they were making their way up to the new family home in Middlesbrough. It was such a privilege to be able to assist them in this way.

Please pray about the current situation in Iran. The unrest concerning the demonstrations against the strict dress code is only one aspect of the trouble. Many Christians are being persecuted and even losing their lives because of their beliefs. Pray for this family and for all those caught up in this difficult and challenging situation. Pray that God will use these times for His glory and to bring many souls to Christ

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