Iran: Fear was present, faith was stronger

Source:            www.MNNonline.org

Date:                October 30, 2014

 

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Iranian-woman-watching-PARS-ICBIran (MNN/SAT7) — Iran is #9 on the Open Doors World Watch List, a list of the 50 worst persecutors of Christians. Seeking out God or spreading the gospel in Iran can lead to imprisonment or other serious consequences. And though fear was present, a stranger slipped a note to a young Iranian woman on the bus. This note explained to the woman what the Gospel was and how she could accept Christ.

The Iranian woman we’ll call “Sara” disregarded the note for eight years, until a TV channel caught her eye. SAT-7, a Christian satellite television ministry to the Middle East and North Africa, reminded her of the note she received many years ago.

Compelled, she called the phone number displayed on the screen and was able to receive information from a SAT-7 counselor. She learned more about the Gospel and how to connect with Christians near her. Sara was even blessed to find a house church nearby to attend.

In Sara’s case, she is quite fortunate to have found a house church. Small groups usually meet together in private, but they’re hard to find and slow to grow due to fears of raids and imprisonment.

Often those who seek out fellowship with other Christians cannot attend church since churches have even been pressured to ban Farsi-speaking Christians from services. Identification is even required before entering.

PARS-prayer-groupWith SAT-7 PARS, God has provided a way for Farsi-speaking Christians to learn more about Him and His Word. The ministry is broadcasted in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, offering engaging and biblically-sound programming options that help to present Christ and strengthen those with Christian faith.

SAT-7 PARS also offers programs to inspire individual Christians as well as programs for children who can watch from the safety of their own homes. 
It is providing much-needed answers to life’s greatest questions each and every day for people who cannot learn biblical truths in almost any other way.

SAT-7 is completely donor-funded. If you would like to make a donation, click here. Your gift of $10 supports 10 viewers for 1 year!

Pray that the Farsi-speaking Christians would find ways to connect with other Christians and that they would grow in their faith.

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