The power of kindness: an Iranian Christian’s journey to faith

(Photo: Unsplash/Faruk Kaymak)Whenever anyone asks me "how did you meet Jesus Christ?", my answer is always: "I didn't seek himhe sought me!" I was a dutiful child of Muslim parents who was initially attracted to Christianity after wandering into a Catholic church and being spellbound by its beauty and sanctified atmosphere. By the age of... Read more

Iranian pastor talks about his time in prison – Mission Network News

Iran (MNN) Pastor Farshid Fathi heard his phone ring and realized his own number was calling. Police had broken into his home, and Fathi faced a choice: run or go to prison. Joe Willey, Marketing and Communications Manager of SAT-7 USA, says, They wanted him to come in and give himself up. Now, here’s the... Read more

New survey reveals 1 million Iranian Christians – Mission Network News

Iran (MNN) Weve previously reportedabout the explosive growth of the underground church in Iran. How big is this church exactly? A new survey gives some stunning results. Mike Ansari of Heart4Iran says, For the first time, a secular organization has come up with unprecedented data to back up the claim of the missionaries. It is... Read more

Iranian Christian forced into exile

Christians are heavily persecuted in Iran for their faith(Photo: Unsplash)A Christian man has been sentenced to two years in internal exile in Iran.  Mohammadreza Omidi (Yuhan) has been told he must serve the sentence in Borazjan, in the south of the country, Christian Solidarity Worldwide reports.  It follows his release from prison on 18 August... Read more

Iranian Christian wins top award for animation about religious freedom

Maral KaraeeAn Iranian Christian who made an animation highlighting the importance of religious freedom has scooped a top prize for her work.  "District 18", by Maral Karaee, won the Grand Prize in the Animation category of the Short Film Competition run by Empower Women Media and the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation. The animation tells... Read more

Thousands of Iranian Muslims Accept Christ in Spiritual ‘Pandemic of Hope’

Thousands of Iranian Muslims Accept Christ in Spiritual 'Pandemic of Hope' As Iran continues to struggle with the coronavirus pandemic, internal strife and its conflict with Israel, many of its Muslim citizens are turning to Jesus Christ.According to CBN News, despite the Iranian government issuing a show of force by conducting executions, such... Read more

New law leads to wave of arrests of Iranian Christians – Mission Network News

Iran (MNN) — In the last year, Iran has faced locusts, COVID-19, earthquakes, mysterious explosions, political turmoil, the death of an Iranian general, and burning ships. So when the Iranian government took the opportunity to implement a new law condemning the use of virtual ministry, no one noticed. Now, a wave of arrests is sweeping... Read more

The new Iranian persecution law no one knows about – Mission Network News

Iran (MNN) — Most of the world has been plunged into a pandemic. In an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, officials all over the world have asked or required locals to stay home. That means that many groups, including local churches, have been forced to meet online. In fact, many ministries do most... Read more

Disappointment after three Iranian Christians lose appeal against prison sentences

The interior of Iran's parliament building.Wikimedia CommonsThree Christians sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran have lost their appeals, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports. Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, deacon Saheb Fadaie and church member Mohammadreza Omidi were handed the sentences after being convicted in 2017 of 'acting against national security' by 'promoting Zionist Christianity'. They... Read more

Iranian attacks target Jews, Christians, Hindus – Mission Network News

Iran (MNN) — Arson and Twitter threats reflect the latest uptick of anti-Semitism in Iran. On the 72nd anniversary of Israels nationhood, someone set fire to a building near the tomb of Esther and Mordecai. This ancient religious site holds significant meaning to both Jews and Christians worldwide. Tomb of Esther and Mordecai – Hamadan... Read more

Iranian tensions boil; this is what to wish for – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Iran (MNN) — Iran is reeling. Violence and anger spreads like a blanket over the nations residents and leaders, and each headline appears so as to add gas to political fires. And based on Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs USA, Christians get caught within the flames. As of late, most headlines deal... Read more

Eradicating the Scarf: Iranian Ladies Seek for Freedom – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Iran (MNN) For years ladies in Iran have been silenced by harsh legal guidelines and strict codes. But now, even within the face of elevated stress from morality police, ladies are taking a stand for his or her freedom. Not Forgotten, a division of Uncharted Ministries, sees this trying to find freedom as a... Read more

Nigeria on excessive alert since Iranian commanders loss of life

[ad_1] Nigeria (MNN) — Nigerian police are on a heightened alert standing since the US drone assault on Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani. The loss of life of an Islamic army chief may immediate Nigerian Muslim extremists to retaliate with Nigerian Christians almost definitely within the crosshairs. The Islamic State in Nigeria beforehand executed 11 believers... Read more

Financial disaster impacts generosity of Iranian church – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Iran (MNN) — On the finish of September, Irans inflation fee reached almost 43 %, inflicting the acute devaluation of the Iranian rial. The financial woes and crippling financial system are partly attributable to sanctions the USA positioned on the nation earlier this yr. David* ofHeart4Iransays it has thrown the nation into disaster. Have... Read more