Iran

Iran: Dan Baumann's Testimony

While travelling in Iran during 1997, Dan Baumann was falsely accused of espionage and detained in a high-security prison for nine weeks. After his release, Dan released his first book, Cell 58, in which he shares the details of his miraculous release. Since then, Dan has worked at YWAM training centres in Colorado and Hawaii, frequently visiting surrounding churches and universities to help disciple young people. He is the author of two other published books, A Beautiful Way and A Fresh Look at Fear.

Date: April 24, 2021
Length: 38:30
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

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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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