The daughter of an Assyrian front-line worker attends an Iranian public school where Koran classes are required for Muslim students.
As an Assyrian child, the girl is exempt from the class, but a new teacher forgot to excuse her from class one day.
When the teacher asked the girl questions about Islam, many of her classmates answered that the girl is a Christian and should be excused from answering. Instead, the teacher invited the girl to share about her Christian faith.
The girl boldly shared the gospel with her class. The teacher then invited the girl to read a passage from the Bible in their next class and also asked to borrow a Bible.
In Iran it is illegal to own, print, import or distribute Bibles. The Iranian government is among the most oppressive regimes in the world. It is illegal to leave Islam, and Christians face the constant threat of imprisonment and being falsely charged with “acting against national security” for owning Bibles or even talking about Christ.
Since they are so difficult to obtain, Bibles are treasured by Iranian believers. Few have their own copy of God’s Word.
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA
- Pray for this teacher to continue seeking the truth of God’s Word.
- Pray the girl’s fellow students respond to the gospel and place their trust in Jesus Christ.
- Pray for the safety of underground printers involved in the production of Farsi Bibles.