Iran

Iran: I Forgive You

Gilbert was 17 years old when his father was fatally stabbed 26 times with a knife for his faith and ministry in Iran. Yet God transformed the tragedy into a profound testimony when Gilbert was willing to forgive the persecutors. Gilbert wrote this song and dedicated it to the very ones who caused him to mourn. Today, he shares the Gospel with the same nation that took his father away from him and, as a result, thousands of Iranians have come to know our Lord Jesus and experience God`s forgiveness of their sins.

Length: 4:53
From Hovsepian Ministries and The Voice of the Martyrs Canada

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Current Ministry Fund

By funding television broadcasts, VOMC is making it possible for a vast audience of viewers to be reached throughout Iran with the "Good News" of Jesus' love via satellite. VOMC is also working with partners to provide the Theology of Persecution course in Farsi to train Iranian believers to provide a proper theological perspective and understanding of persecution from a Biblical point of view.

Project Fund: Underground Church

Country Information

Designation
Persecuted

Population
85,888,910 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity
Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab, Turkmen and Turkic tribes

Religion (%)
Islam (99.4), other, including Christian (0.3), Unspecified (0.3)

Leader
President Ebrahim Raisi (2021)

Government type
Theocratic republic

Legal system
Religious legal system based on secular and Islamic law

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Iran

As the Gospel message goes forth over the airwaves, may the growth of the church continue to multiply despite persecution. Pray that the Iranian government will be open to change, allowing full rights and protection for its non-Muslim citizens as well. In the meantime, may those who are forced to flee the country find safe refuge and help so they can live in peace and worship the Lord with freedom.

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