“It is the opportunity for me to share about what the Lord did for me and to thank you because you supported me by your prayers, you supported my family in a very difficult time,” he said.
Pastor Nadarkhani also spoke at four services at Holy Trinity Brompton on 11 November, and will shortly be returning to his family in Rasht, Iran.
The pastor was sentenced to death for apostasy in 2010 but released on 8 September 2012 after a court appearance in which he was acquitted of apostasy but found guilty of evangelizing Muslims. Although he was sentenced to three years imprisonment, he was released as he was deemed to have already served his time.
CSW’s Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas said, "It was a pleasure to welcome Pastor Nadarkhani to our conference and to hear his testimony of faith and perseverance, and of his love for God, for his family and for his nation. His quiet courage, integrity and lack of recrimination cannot fail to have inspired anyone who heard him to deepen their own commitment to their faith.”