Iran (MNN) — What happens when you send a Bible to Iran? God uses it to change multiple lives.
Iran hosts the world’s fastest-growing church. “There’s huge demand” for Bibles, Heart4Iran’s Mike Ansari says.
“When we send [a Bible] to one family member, they share it with other people.”
One woman received a Bible from Heart4Iran and sent it on to a troubled youth. “A 15-year old girl, her mom and dad got a divorce. About a year ago, she had to leave her mom and go find her dad in a remote village and live with him,” Ansari says.
“She said, ‘The living situation here is very harsh; we don’t have many amenities. I was contemplating suicide.’”
The woman mentioned earlier, who received a Bible from Heart4Iran, happened to be a family friend. When she learned of the girl’s suicidal intent, Ansari says she immediately reached out.
She told the young woman, “You don’t want to commit suicide because God loves you. I want to give you a Bible that was sent to me. Why don’t you read it?” Ansari says.
The young girl began reading the Bible, and everything changed. “She says, ‘Ever since I got my hands on the Bible, there is joy. This is the best news that I have received. Would you please pray for my mom, who needs to know of Jesus?” Ansari says.
“This is the power of the Word of God.”
“It’s a great opportunity to be a part of the bigger vision we call the Great Commission. And that, folks, is not optional. Jesus gives us a command, [saying], ‘Go out tell everybody around the world about Me, about My Father, and baptize them,” Ansari says.
“The vision of Heart for Iran all along has been to partner with God in getting the Great Commission done in Iran.”
Header and story images courtesy of Heart4Iran.