A Twentieth-Century Stephen

Persian Coordinator

READ : Acts 7:54-60 I will never forget Evony, a poor, illiterate Kurd. Evony became a Christian when he was about 35 years old. Because he had polio as a child his face was disfigured and he was blind in one eye. His shocking appearance made him an outcast from society and, unfortunately, he was never accepted into the local Christian fellowship either. This did not stop Evony from loving his Savior. He earned a meager living from making and …

"He Experienced the Love of Christ"

Persian Coordinator

READ : Romans 8:35-39 In my zeal to share my new faith, I told one of our community leaders that I had become a Christian. He was not open-minded as I expected but took me directly to the mullah at the local mosque. He declared that I had turned away from the truth and had become a pagan. I was filled with fear as I realized that with one word this man had the authority to persecute me or make …

Eat the Glass

Persian Coordinator

READ : Matthew 24:23-25 When I was a new believer with little knowledge about how to defend my faith, I traveled around selling Bibles. One day I met a shop owner who challenged my faith. After I told him I had a special spiritual book he could not find in his town, he asked me if I believed in Jesus. I answered, “Yes, otherwise I would not be selling these books.” I noticed his face turn red. His eyes looked …

"God Makes It Grow"

Persian Coordinator

READ : 1 Corinthians 3:6-7 Going to school is a privilege not available to all children in Iran. As a seven-year-old, I remember when a 20-year-old youth came to our teacher with the hope that he would be allowed to attend a school. The teacher agreed to let him come to our little village school if he could bring his own paper and pencil. The next day he came with one piece of paper and a piece of charcoal that …