Iranian Church


Last year as COVID-19 was sweeping the world, Sepideh, a newly-divorced Iranian woman, found herself forced to move back in with her parents. Lonely and discouraged, Sepideh was glad for the chance to reconnect with an old college roommate who had some hopeful news to share.

Helping Hard-Hit Communities


Words of Hope ministry teams around the world are skilled at communicating the hope of Christ through written and spoken words. They produce devotionals, podcasts, and YouTube videos.  But when the pandemic hit their local communities, team members decided that they needed to bring hope and relief in more tangible ways as well. In regions with widespread poverty and limited government assistance, team members have been taking it upon themselves to distribute food and basic supplies.   One of Words …

Why all this Suffering?


Mehyar’s desperate prayer still echoes in my mind: “Lord, why was I born in the country of Iran?” Mehyar and his family were forced to flee Iran when his wife started receiving threats from the Iranian government on account of her outspoken Christian faith. Mehyar’s prayer continues: “Honestly God, sometimes I think you don’t have control over what’s going on in the world, because I see so much pain, war, and sorrow that it breaks my heart. Lord please bring …

You Speak Hope


Ahmad (not his real name) contacted us recently to let us know just how important hearing the gospel message has been for him. Nearly thirty years ago, when Ahmad was just a young boy living in Iran, he owned a radio that he used to listen to in his bedroom. In the darkness of the evening, he would hunker down with his radio and a flashlight, searching for broadcasts. “One of the broadcasts I found was yours,” he says. “You …

Iranian Believers Baptized

Iran, Presidential Update

After three months on the job, I simply cannot say “Thank You” enough. I am grateful to God for calling me to this work. And I am grateful for each and every one of our supporters and friends. We are partners together in speaking the hope of Jesus Christ into the hearts of people around the world. Thanks be to God! I just returned from leading a five-day Iranian ministry conference for believers and seekers that was held in a …