Tessa Afshar was born in Iran. As she shares, “I was a very thoughtful, serious child. I grew up believing that all faiths were more or less the same. It was a man-made thing; it answered our needs. And I just wasn't one of those people who needed it.”
The harrowing escape from Iran of an American mother and her six-year-old girl stunned the world in the movie, "Not Without My Daughter". But that movie - and the book that inspired it - were told from the mother's perspective. Now, two decades later, her daughter tells her own story.
In part one of his story, Daniel Baumann shared how he was wrongfully accused of espionage by Iranian officials and thrown into prison.
By the time, governments from around the world negotiated for his release, but to no avail. The days Daniel spent behind bars soon turned into weeks... and the Iranians were getting ready to put him on trial.
As a "Youth With a Mission" evangelist, Daniel Baumann has traveled the world preaching the Gospel. In 1996, Daniel embarked on his most dangerous journey yet... A two-week visit to Iran.
Be sure to check out part two of his story as well -- and his exclusive interview with Gordon Robertson!
Russ Ardebili knows what it means to suffer for the faith. He's been kidnapped, beaten, thrown into a snake pit, and left for dead. Still, nothing could make him deny his saviour.
Christians are the most persecuted religious minority in Iran - especially those who convert from Islam. Now, one television channel is beaming a message of hope directly into Iran - and Islamic authorities don't like it one bit.
Saeed Abedini just celebrated his 35th birthday -- another one away from his wife and children. He remains inside Iran's prison on trumped up charges. His real crime -- being a Christian. He's beed tortured and beaten for his faith. President Obama told his wife, Naghmeh, that securing Saeed's release was a "top priority" -- but he erfused to make his release a stipulation while negotiating with the Iranians.
The American Center for Law and Justice has been on this case since day one. Go show your support to #savesaeed.