A leaked state document from Iran warns of “rising discontent” in the country. The economy has suffered from years of mismanagement by the religious authoritarian regime.
The prices of food, energy, and other goods have skyrocketed. Iran faces heavy U.S. sanctions over its nuclear programs, adding to the economic woes.
Iranian Christians risk severe persecution, often unable to meet together openly.
Gilbert Hovsepian, whose father was kidnapped and murdered in Iran in 1994, has started writing songs specifically for the Iranian church. Rev. Haik Hovsepian Mehr was the President of the Council of Protestant Churches in Iran. Five years later, the family fled Iran.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray these songs will strengthen isolated Christians in Iran.