by Lindsay Steele
Mission Network News
“I wasn’t ready to go to prison,” she told Open Doors. “I knew it was a dirty place, a place where people are tortured and locked up in solitary confinement. I was afraid that I would be so fearful that I would give up all the names of the members of house church. I even feared that I would deny my faith if they tortured me.”
Just as she feared, she was arrested and forced into solitary confinement. But instead of rejecting God, she shared her faith–with the interrogator.
“It’s an honor for me to talk about Jesus,” Noushin had told him. “You also need Jesus in your life. I cannot be indifferent towards you. I want you to experience the joy and blessing of salvation. I can’t keep silent about this.”
After three days of being locked in solitary confinement, the interrogator came to her in the middle of the night to ask about the Gospel. “We talked about Jesus for hours until finally the interrogator gave his heart to Jesus. We prayed together.”
Just like Noushin, there are many Iranian Christians who are suffering for their faith, but they’re not giving up hope...