• Millions of Iranians and other Persian speakers are open to the Gospel and want to know more about Jesus Christ.

    Countless numbers log in to the Persian website, open their mobile apps, or tune their radios and satellite dishes to our radio station ...

  • Chris Clayman has befriended Muslims all over the place and actually lived in among them.

    In a brilliant recent article on the Crescent Project website, Chris shares four things unreached people wish we knew about them. Hopefully, they will intrigue you ...

  • Pastors, I honestly don’t know what it’s like to walk in your shoes. Back in college, I pastored a church of a dozen people. Elderly saints they were but with a remarkable propensity not to die. So I preached, and I dodged the rest of the pastoral ...

  • Every day our news is filled with disturbing news from the Muslim world which can often lead us to respond with fear, anger and frustration.

    Should the primary response of followers of Christ be shaped by a political or national view? Or a biblical ...

  • There's a fascinating connection between Iran and the Hebrew Bible. Iran is biblical Persia, the land of Esther and Daniel. This nation, raised up by God under King Cyrus, delivered the Jewish people from the Babylonian captivity and allowed them to ...

  • Voice of Christ Media Ministries ministers in many ways.

    Beginning in the 1950s Fern Scott served Iranians by working as a nurse.  She started out in Hamadan, a city famous as the burial place of Queen Esther and her uncle Mordecai.

    She moved up to ...

  • It is possible for tourists to visit Iran and if they do, they will find most Iranians to be very warm and friendly.

    The authorities and morality police may attempt to squelch your joy, but the overwhelming hospitality of the people you meet will more ...

  • Lake Urmia is a salt lake in northwestern Iran, between the provinces of East Azerbaijan and West Azerbaijan. It was once twice as large as Luxembourg, the largest lake in the Middle East, and the sixth-largest saltwater lake in the world.

    Sadly, the ...

  • Here's a fascinating video taken on the streets of Yazd, a small city in central Iran.

    Small shops like these, rather than large super stores, form the core of daily commerce in Iran.  And you'll see that they're staffed by very friendly ...

  • Every day we hear the stories and see the pictures from Iran. Distrust, fear, a stagnating economy, crushing poverty, political oppression and religious fanaticism — seemingly unsolvable problems.

    A generation of Iranians has survived a lifetime of ...

  • The Lord has called us to proclaim the Word of God.  Only He can make the changes in the human heart, and He uses His Word to do that.  We teach the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit makes the application to each individual heart. 

    God works in ways that ...

  • Ever feel like you’re running dry? You know, a little ding breaks in on your reverie and it’s the low fuel light. Then you remember seeing a sign a couple minutes back that the next gas is 40 miles down the interstate? Just for example, not that this has ...

  • In the middle of all the political turmoil, this short video presents a different and welcome side of the land of Iran.

    Depicted are the nature, scenery, places and people of this beautiful country. You'll see out-of-the-way places where the average ...

  • Everyone loves a good story. As Christians, we especially love stories that tell us how, when all seems lost, God makes a way.

    One such story is about the church in Iran—and it’s one of the greatest stories in the world today.

    It’s a simple story that ...

  •  By Dr. Trevor Castor

    1. Work with a Team
    Refugee ministry is taxing because there are so many needs and people’s wellbeing is at stake. It is not a good idea to take on serving a family alone because you won’t last long as a lone ranger. The family’s ...

  • When I first went to Iran more than 50 years ago, I was immediately struck with how difficult it was to reach the many millions of Iranians with the Gospel. 

    Most lived in scattered villages where it was hard to contact them without arousing suspicion. ...

  • Muslims live in our neighborhoods, but how can we reach them with the gospel? Unfortunately, we can easily be intimidated by Muslims because we're afraid we might say the wrong thing and offend them. But simple acts of friendliness and kindness can go a ...

  • Alexander the Great destroyed the ancient Persian city of Persepolis in 330 BC. Some believe he did it to make the Persian World more civil. 

    But history teaches us otherwise. 

    The Persian Empire was worth conquering because it was the greatest ...

  • In light of the violent events that have increased migration around the world, many Christians are being lured into a posture of anger and hatred toward those from other lands.

    In this pivotal time, it is crucial that the Church leads the way in ...

  • We are Christians, followers of Jesus Christ. We know how some of you have treated some of our Christian brothers and sisters. But we love you, and our hearts are burdened for you.

    And so we share this video message with you and call you to Jesus who ...

  • New opportunities for getting the Word of God into Iran are developing with astonishing speed in this digital age. The Voice of Christ Media Ministries team is working relentlessly to take advantage of every possible tool the Lord provides to teach and ...

  • This video is a good introduction to life on the busy streets of Tehran, Iran.

    The capital city is a large sprawl of concrete with frequent traffic jams and the resulting smog.

    People share the streets with honking cars, motorcycles and bicycles.  ...

  • Life goes on in Afghanistan.

    Around 14 million people live along Highway 1, a 2,000-kilometre ring road that snakes around the Hindu Kush, connecting the country’s largest cities – Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kabul, Ghazni and Kandahar.

    It is fraught with ...

  • The youth culture of Iran today is in crisis.

    Escalating social problems such as unemployment, drug abuse, prostitution and suicide weigh heavily on the general population, but especially on youth. With 70 percent of the population under 30 years of ...

  • What does an Iranian student living in Pisa, Italy, do when he misses his hometown and the delicious food that his family would often prepare? 

    He improvises a familiar recipe and enjoys the result.

    This blog in the Tehran Bureau of The Guardian is a ...

  • Are you healthy? I sure hope so. It can be a challenge these days not to be sick with COVID, heartsick, or sick to your stomach! Yay for me, I don’t have any of those right now. But in the process of reflecting, I’ve discovered another ailment that’s ...

  • Revolution, fear, ancient ethnic and religious rivalries, war, exploding populations, stagnating economies, crushing poverty, political oppression and religious fanaticism — a witch’s brew of seemingly unsolvable conflicts that are spreading at an ...

  • The fall of Afghanistan appears imminent, as Taliban forces regain the complete control over the country they lost two decades ago. While we don’t know for sure what the future will bring, we can be certain that Afghan Christians face grave danger in the ...

  • Bahram lives in Kurdistan, Iraq.  He is half Iranian and half Iraqi.  He came to know the Lord after listening to our radio broadcasts seven years ago.

    As a teenager he often slept out on the family’s roof at night during the hot summer months and watch ...

  • As we see increasing evidence that the Spirit of God is moving across the Muslim world, more Muslims are asking the question, “Who is Jesus?” They may not be asking it of Christians or out loud, but it is certainly on their minds. Other Muslims ask it ...

  • Where is the fastest growing church in the world? Brazil? China? The United States? South Africa?

    No. Iran.

    That’s right. For several decades, this Islamic Republic has seen the most explosive growth of new followers of Jesus.

    And yet Iran’s largest ...

  • Over the years, Voice of Christ Media Ministries has used various methods to broadcast the Gospel into Iran. This includes the initial shortwave radio broadcasts and extends to our present emphasis on podcasts and satellites. Those who have followed us ...

  • The Bible is chock full of cool prayers. You’ve got Jesus’s high priestly prayer, Mary’s seditious Magnificat, and Moses’s poignant, but futile, plea, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”

    One of my favorites is Solomon’s prayer at the ...

  • Seeking Muslims often have questions about the Christian faith. Here are some examples:

    Do you believe in Muhammad and the Qur’an?
    Why don’t you become a Muslim?
    Why do you believe in three gods?
    How can Jesus be the Son of God?
    Jesus was not really ...
  • Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo is slowly brightening up the city of Tehran, Iran - one wall at a time.  The 33-year old street artist has been painting murals on the walls of buildings.

    About 8 years ago, the city municipality established a committee ...

  • All of us remember times when we've struggled with crippling, awake-in-the-middle-of-the-night, fear. It can be a wrestling match between what we see and feel and what we believe to be true about God.

    Muslims commonly struggle with intense fear. Fear ...

  • Several years ago, I found myself listening to a noted Bible teacher give a lecture about current trends in the Muslim World. He loved Christ and had a passion to see Christian believers obey the Bible. He was also something of an expert on the subject ...

  • By Fouad Masri, Director of the Crescent Project. Although his comments apply directly to Arab countries, similar forces are at work in the hearts of people in Iran.

    I hope you are watching all that is going on in the Muslim world. God is on the move. ...

  • What Muslims affirm about Jesus is interesting. What they deny is critical. Jesus is highly honored in their scriptures, but he remains a virtual stranger to most Muslims. Although they reject core Christian truths, many of them are willing to talk about ...

  • Bandar-e Anzali is an Iranian harbor town on the Caspian Sea, close to the city of Rasht, in northern Iran.  "Bandar" means "port" in Farsi.  Bandar-e Anzali had been called Bandar-e Pahlavi during the pre-1979 Shah Pahlavi dynasty.

    This town is one of ...

  • Shane Bennett of the Mission Catalyst blog has written the following post about what the Quran says about the birth of Jesus. He writes:

    Time was (and maybe still is) you could split a room full of Christians right down the middle on the issue of Santa ...

  • Two-thirds of the population of Iran is under 30 years of age. Iranian young people are well-educated, tech-savvy, and vitally interested in the issues facing the entire world, not just Iran. They have strong opinions and want to express themselves ...

  • During the Cold War, God used Christian radio to bring hope to those suffering behind the Iron Curtain. Today Voice of Christ Media Ministries reaches the Persian World behind the veil of Islam with the life-changing message of God’s Word.

    Radio ...

  • "You've worked for it. Now enjoy it. 20 years perhaps of play. Ease while the world uncared for medically, uneducated, filthy water, poverty-stricken, unevangelized - sink under the weight of healthy sixty-five year old people playing bridge, ...

  • You'll never understand a country until you get to know its people.

    This is certainly true in Iran where life is much more than politics.  It's mainly about its people.  Western tourists who visit the country find that Iranians are surprisingly friendly ...

  • "The Bible is full of stories reminding us that, whatever the opposition, God is always victorious. It’s the story of Joseph before Potiphar’s wife, of Moses before Pharaoh, of Daniel before the lions, of Esther before King Ahasuerus, of Peter and John ...

  • Have you wondered if Islam has both a public and a private face?

    Wonder no more. Dr. Warren Larson of The Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies has written a relevent article entitled, “Islam’s Public and Private Face.”

    Dr. Larson writes, "What is not ...

  • Photographer Adam Chidell spent three weeks travelling through Iran. 

    He shares his thoughts on some of the photos he took.  See them on the BBC News website.

    Chidell is a 28-year-old teacher, writer and photographer, currently based in London.

    For ...

  • Cyrus Dowlatshahi has captured some of the places and people of Iran in this video

    Although produced in 2011, it is still relevant to the Iran of today.

    The faces of friendly Iranians especially reveal the true Iranian ...

  • Iran is an Islamic Republic, and 99% of the population is made up of Muslims who do not observe Christmas. But a tiny Christian minority does celebrate this holiday.  This minority includes nominally-Christian Armenians and Assyrians as well as ...

  • Unprecedented numbers of Muslims are turning to Christ in Muslim-majority nations.  This has been an amazing work of God. 

    In his book, A Wind in the House of Islam: How God is Drawing Muslims Around the World to Faith in Jesus Christ, missiologist Dave ...

  • Have you noticed Muslims living in your neighborhood? Attending your children’s school? Shopping at the local Walmart or grocery store? Muslims continue to immigrate to the US as the wars in the Middle-East roar.

    Some are fleeing for their lives with ...

  • Maybe like me, you love to befriend Muslims, but struggle to talk about deep stuff. How do you turn a conversation toward spiritual things?

    Often when I think about this question I’m faced with the awkward realization that I’m not as spiritual as I wish ...

  • Our production team thoroughly enjoys working on the Unshackled! drama programs.  Preparing the scripts, recording, editing, mixing, selecting music and sound effects – the producers are excited about this work.

    One two-part Unshackled! program has ...

  • "I wept as I watched it."  So said a friend who lived in Iran for many years and still loves the Iranian people.

    Many non-Iranians only get their news about Iran from the media and don't know what the average Iranian is really like.

    This well-done ...

  • "The Program that Makes You Face Yourself and Think" 

    Real life stories of real people whose lives have been dramatically changed by Jesus Christ. This is the focus of a unique series of dramatic radio programs called Unshackled!

    Produced since 1950 ...

  • What can be done to address the problems in the Middle East? Millions of Iranians think that political deliverance will solve the problems of their homeland. Sadly, they know nothing yet about spiritual deliverance.

    Many people of Jesus’ time felt the ...

  • False ideas about God cause people to worship in a distorted manner and live out their lives tragically separated from God.

    Thankfully, the message of Christ continues to go out and reveal what God is like.  The Gospel is impacting many people.  It is ...

  • From his stall piled with pears, apples, dates and the dark brown fruit of oak trees, Ali Jafari watches the gentle stream of shoppers at the weekly sidewalk market.

    They are bundled in scarves and long thermal T-shirts on an overcast, chilly morning on ...

  • Iran is one of the least-reached countries of the world as far as Gospel outreach is concerned.  There are relatively few means available to reach the 85 million people who live there.  The country is officially an Islamic Republic, and the authorities ...

  • Muslims are becoming Jesus followers in many countries of the world.

    The COMMA Network has published the results of a survey of 750 Muslims who converted to Christianity. 

    It concludes there are five predominant reasons why Muslims choose to follow ...

  • Flick through almost any travel magazine these days and you're bound to come across an article hailing Iran as the next big destination.

    Prompting the spike in interest in the Islamic Republic is recent geopolitical wrangling in the shape of a nuclear ...

  • If you live in America or you’re packing a US passport in a far-away land, you may be aware that we’re living through some crazy days here. Really, we talk about it all over, so even if you’re not an American you may be aware as well. I’m not super old, ...

  • The years prior to the Islamic Revolution in Iran contrasted sharply with the Iran of today.  There was relative freedom to sow the Seed of God’s Word across the country.  A lot of it went out through personal witness, preaching and teaching, radio, ...

  • In this article from Aljazeera, businesswoman, city councillor and social activist Fatemeh Daneshvar talks about her family and her business pursuits in a male-dominated society.

    She talks about some of the pressing social problems in Iran and gives ...

  • Tehran has practically everything -- including many sit-down restaurants and fast-food outlets.  

    Sandwich shops have been a mainstay of life in the city for a long time.  This video features a fast food shop on one of the city's main streets - Iranian ...

  • When Afshin’s family moved from Iran to Houston, Texas, he quickly became an outcast. Growing up in an Islamic household, he believed he was born to be a Muslim.

    But God had other plans. He used an English tutor, a small New Testament Bible and a high ...

  • This current pandemic has brought fear, suffering, and death to nearly every corner of the planet. The COVID-19 coronavirus has been a stark reminder of our mortality and frailty.

    But even through various levels of quarantine and lockdown, a magnificent ...

  • COVID-19, the coronavirus, continues to ravage Iran. By mid-March there were nearly 15,000 infections, and 853 Iranians had died from the disease. But there’s every reason to believe the real figures are much higher.

    The health ministry reported 1,053 ...

  • Mobile phones are “cutting edge” in Iran. There are more cell phones in Iran than there are people! They are also extremely strategic tools for sending the Word of God into Iran and reaching the hearts of people with the message of Christ.

    The first ...

  • By Tat Stewart

    In 1978, over 55,000 Americans were evacuated from Iran due to the events that led up to the Islamic Revolution. But in the summer of 1979, just five months after the dramatic return of Ayatollah Khomeini to Iran, I landed in Tehran with ...

  • “Move towards me Bahar, farther back please,” Mom kept telling me with a glare.  It was my first time riding a bus in Tehran.  Until then, I had only peered through the buses from the street, while trying to capture a photo of how men and women sit in ...

  • Christians have been asking many questions about Muslims.  Who are they and what do they believe?

    Do all Muslims sanction violence?  Most importantly, what attitude should Christians have toward them?  Why do some Muslims use the Koran to justify ...

  • My wife’s amazing with big projects. She dives in, does the next thing and bit by bit gets it done. Jesus was like that with people: Chat with the next Samaritan, engage the next outsider, raise the next dead guy to life!

    We have a problem with Muslims ...

  • God is powerfully moving in the hearts of Iranians and preparing them. Many have come to discover that Islam does not meet their deepest needs and are actively seeking to know about Jesus Christ.

    However, it's not enough for people to simply have ...

  • The term "Persians" refers to people who speak Persian as their mother tongue or who trace their ethnicity to the ancient Indo-European people called the Aryans who moved south from Central Asia around 1200 BC. The ancient Persians settled in what is now ...

  • Islam is a fast-growing religion, especially in the Western world. Current events in the Middle East and closer to home highlight the importance for Christians today to become more aware of Islam and, most importantly, how to befriend Muslims and engage ...

  • Jesus Christ is changing lives!

    Proof of this is the riveting story of Ali, an Iranian who sank into an evil lifestyle and was on the verge of taking his own life. 

    But Christ met him and radically changed his character and purpose in life.

    This ...

  • Promises, promises. Sometimes we’re tempted to be cynical about promises because they seem to be made so casually.

    Many promises today are often accompanied by “fine print” that essentially nullifies any obligation to honor them. Sadly, many of us have ...

  • Press TV and Payvand News report that Iran's population grew by 4.7 percent in the past three years. We quote from their report:

    "The Iranian government's main statistics agency has released updated demographic data for the country, saying the ...

  • Shopping for groceries in Iran is very different than it is in Western countries. 

    Bahar Anooshahr has written a fascinating article on this topic.  She writes from the perspective of a visitor to Iran for whom shopping there is a new experience.

    Here ...

  • You've probably heard about the recent widespread protests in Iran.

    After the government more than doubled the cost of gasoline prices, protests broke out in at least 100 cities. Government forces cracked down. Many were injured, and scores reported ...

  • The concept of a loving, compassionate, personal God is foreign to the Muslim belief system. Most Muslims’ exposure to such a God will likely be through relationships with believers in Christ—believers like you! Although building into the lives of ...

  • The Mercury News reports: For one of Silicon Valley’s most important inventions, we can thank Avideh Zakhor, creator of technology that helped bring us Google Earth and Street View.

    Before today’s Google Earth and Street View could show us their ...

  • Christians in Iran continue to be severely persecuted.

    In what is often referred to as the gateway to the Middle East, Christians in Iran are forbidden from sharing their faith with non-Christians. Consequently, church services in Farsi (Iran’s national ...

  • The 3rd edition of the “King of Glory” movie on DVD is now available. This edition includes Farsi for Iranians plus 15 other languages. The languages cover half the world's population. "King of Glory" makes sense to its worldwide audience of all ages and ...

  • Christians are the most persecuted group in the world. The persecution of Christians is not only increasing but spreading to more corners of the globe. Incidents are occurring on every continent.

    The 2019 Open Doors World Watch List highlights the 50 ...

  • 1. The shocking reality of persecution against women.
    In the 2019 World Watch List reporting period, there were shocking details about the persecution experienced by Christian women. In many places, they experience a “double persecution”—one for being a ...

  • Recently, on the Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, Christians remembered and prayed for fellow believers who are suffering persecution in many countries in the world. Sadly, 1 out of every 9 Christians in the world is being persecuted for their ...

  • Twenty-five years ago three of God’s choicest servants in Iran were martyred because of their faithfulness to the Lord Jesus Christ and the Word of God. 

    The first was Haik Hovsepian Mehr who was Bishop of the Assemblies of God in Tehran. His photo is ...

  • One of the best ways you can serve is by praying for Iranians and the outreach of Voice of Christ Media Ministries to them.

    Here are 10 strategic ways you can reach out to Iranians with Christ's love by praying for them:

    1.  Pray that the Holy Spirit ...

  • We face a big challenge in the 21st century. 

    How can we most effectively use our limited resources to reach the people in Iran with the Gospel? Here in the second decade of the third millennium we are looking at new technology and new ...

  • Tehran, Iran is home to almost 15 million people.  That's a lot of people to feed. 

    But there's no shortage of food.  You can find it on just about every street corner. 

    Many Iranians choose to enjoy street food.  From traditional to Western, it caters ...

  • Millions of Iranians are open to the Gospel. This article explains how to reach their hearts.

    When the history of Iran in the twentieth century is written, the year 1979 will be seen as a defining watershed. The events that unfolded that year have ...

  • It was a little after 4 am when Peter Burke stepped out of his tent and onto the ice in the foothills of the Elburz mountain chain in Iran.

    Even in the pre-dawn gloom, he was acutely aware of standing in the shadow of mighty Mount Damavand, which at ...

  • God continues to do an amazing work in Iran. Many thousands of Iranians are coming to faith in Christ. We share this article from Open Doors.

    "As persecution against Christians intensifies in Iran, the church is standing strong. In fact, it’s growing! ...

  • We recommend a new book by our friend Roy Oksnevad, especially to those wanting to help Iranian Christians in the diaspora.

    Every person coming to Christ has baggage, but a first-generation believer, especially one coming from little or no connection to ...

  • The strength of the family in the Muslim World is a strong hindrance for those who want to follow Jesus as Lord.

    Why is this? It's because members of one’s own family can actually be the most severe in persecuting those who want to accept Christ. Muslim ...

  • Shane Bennett of the Mission Catalyst blog has written an excellent post about how non-Muslims can relate to Muslims the Jesus way.  This is recommended reading for all Christians.  Shane begins his article with this:

    "Care about Muslims, but find your ...

  • By now, word has spread that Iran is not an Arab country (Iran means “land of the Aryans”).

    As more travelers venture into this previously uncharted territory, they are witnessing an exciting reality that, to many, seems contradictory to decades of bad ...

  • Ladan is an Iranian who became a follower of Jesus.  Her moving story is both amazing and encouraging. 

    Her story gives a glimpse into the courage of the Iranian church and the hunger of the Iranian people for the Word of God. 

    View the video here.  It ...

  • During the first half of the 20th century, one of the choice men God used to proclaim the Gospel in Iran was Dr. William Miller. A warm and gregarious man, Dr. Miller traveled all over the country teaching the Word of God and making disciples. He was a ...

  • The world is watching to see if war will break out between Iran and the United States. How should Christians respond to this threat and to Iranians?

    Shane Bennett writes about this in his blog. His commitment, like ours, is to love Muslims the way Jesus ...

  • Access world news on your smartphone and you will certainly see stories focused on Iran, including threats by its government to break the 2015 nuclear deal and reports of attacks on ships in the Strait of Hormuz.

    In her June 18 report, Katey Hearth of ...

  • People may wonder why we would choose to love Iranians, especially at a time when some of them seem full of ill-will toward the rest of the world.

    We believe, as the Apostle Paul taught, that we should "not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with ...

  • In his insightful blog, John Thomas identifies three misunderstandings Muslims commonly have about the authority of the Bible, who Jesus is, and the way of salvation. He also gives practical suggestions for how Christians can respond to these ...

  • The gifted and trained production staff of Voice of Christ Media Ministries writes, records, and mixes our radio programming in a clear, compelling, and culturally-sensitive way. They use professional-quality studios equipped with the latest computer and ...

  • Payvand has published photos of smiling poor people in Kerman province in Iran. The author writes,

    "Poverty has a bitter name.  However, the people who live in the southern part of Kerman province of Iran have gotten used to it. There is so much poverty ...

  • Iran is a beautiful country.

    From the green forests in the north to the glorious blue water of the Persian Gulf.  From the high mountains in the west to the endless golden deserts in the east. 

    Every corner of this beautiful land is full of color. 

  • One of our contacts in Iran wrote the following poem and recited it to us over the telephone. Iranians have loved poetry for centuries and quote it to express some of their deepest thoughts.

    This new believer sent us the thoughts of his heart in poetic ...

  • Today Christian believers in Iran are going through fiery trials simply because they are followers of Jesus.  Many are being threatened and arrested.  Some are kept in filthy, dangerous prisons where harsh interrogation is a daily routine.

    These ...

  • What we do is important. But even more important is who we are.

    The following ten "core values" reflect what is important to us and the kind of people we want to be as we serve the Lord. These values influence our personal attitudes and actions as well ...

  • 1. Ignore Jesus’ request in John 4:35 that we take a long hard look at the fields. Seeing the needs of people can be depressing and very unsettling. It could lead to genuine missionary concern. (John 4:35 “Do you not say, `Four months more and then the ...

  • Iran is a beautiful country with many interesting places to visit and enjoy. The people are friendly and engaging.

    Iranian photographer Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji has captured some of the beauty in a series of photographs that were published by CNN. ...

  • Many years ago missionaries brought Western hymns to Iran that were translated into Farsi for the church to use. As the Gospel began to spread in Iran, the Lord used gifted Iranian Christians such as Haik Hovsepian and Vruir Avanessian to create ...

  • Millions of Iranians use satellite dishes to receive television programs. Mixed in with the television channels are Farsi-language radio channels that can be heard on the same equipment.

    The broadcast footprints of the satellites that we use extend from ...

  • Iran is a fascinating country.  And one of the best ways to see it is to travel by bus.

    An inexpensive way to travel, Iranian buses are comfortable and provide good opportunities to get to know people and discover the warmth of Iranian hospitality.

  • You can have a part in evangelizing Iranians, and we can help you.

    God has given strategic tools to Voice of Christ Media Ministries to communicate the message of Christ. Those tools include satellite and internet radio, mobile apps and social media. ...

  • Open Doors International has published its 2019 World Watch List which shows the 50 countries where Christians are persecuted the most. In 40 of the 50 countries, persecution is rated extreme or very high. Afghanistan ranks second, and Iran ranks ninth ...

  • Traditional Iranian sweets are unique but very delicious.

    These special pastries take many different forms. Some are topped with whipped cream, glazed fruit, saffron, pistachios or walnuts. Others are more like a cookie made with rice, chickpeas, ...

  • God is using an exciting new medium for connecting with Iranians, inside the country and around the world. That tool is Radio Mojdeh on Facebook.

    Facebook is popular in Iran, especially among youth. It is a valuable front door for people to find us, ...

  • Journey to Jesus: Building Christ-Centered Friendships with Muslims DVD Curriculum

    "The greatest obstacle to witnessing to Muslims in North America is we don’t know what this looks like. Journey to Jesus demonstrates what witnessing looks like and ...

  • “Don’t let go of my hand or you’ll get lost.”

    When you go to the bazaar in any Iranian city as a kid, you will hear this sentence a thousand times. Even during the daytime it can be dark inside the covered bazaar where people are constantly elbowing ...

  • Iranians everywhere are discovering very good news on the internet.

    RadioMojdeh.com (“Good News Radio”) is a Farsi website for evangelism and Bible teaching. Mojdeh is pronounced “Moj Day,” and the “J” has the sound of the “S” in the word ...

  • It is possible for foreigners to tour Iran and have a wonderful experience. The News & Observer correspondent Michael Solender and his wife discovered this firsthand. Michael writes:

    "Iran doesn’t make it onto most Americans’ vacation radar. Yet for me ...

  • One of Satan's strategies is to keep people from hearing and understanding the Gospel. "The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God" (2 ...

  • Shane Bennett of the Mission Catalyst blog has written the following post about the vast differences that exist between hot and cold cultural values to help us relate to Muslims the Jesus way.

    Shane Bennett wrote:

    “My name is Khalid! If you need ...

  • To many people, Islam seems to be on the rise.

    Examples are the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran as well as the emergence of the Wahhabi and Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Taliban in Afghanistan and now ISIS in ...

  • Chelo kebab.  Koobideh kebab.  Qormeh sabzi.  Osh.  Qeimeh.  Zereshk polo. 

    All strange names to an uninitiated Westerner.  But all the names of common dishes among Iranians. 

    A staple is long-grained white rice, slowly steamed to perfection.  It is ...

  • World-renowned chef, best-selling author and Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain toured Iran to discover first-hand what Iranians are like.

    He explored different corners of the country, including some out-of-the-way places that tourists ...

  • This media ministry reaches Iranians in many places at the same time.  This includes every corner of Iran, 40 other countries within the broadcast footprint of satellite radio, and world-wide for anyone with an internet connection.

    So it is that we are ...

  • All too often, Christians have responded to Muslims with fear, or worse, without the compassion that characterized Jesus. They may mean well, but they lack training in how to build bridges of friendship to Muslims and then share the good news about ...

  • "On the western edge of Iran, Kurdistan province makes up part of a broader Kurdish region, which also spans adjacent sections of Iraq, Syria and Turkey.

    Over the border in Iraq, the territory has been targeted by the Islamic militant group known as ...

  • Some Iranians who are persecuted for their faith are well known to the Western world. Some have been martyred inside Iran. Others have been imprisoned and harshly treated. Some have eventually been released, and almost all of those have made their way ...

  • This moving video from Asia Link makes the case that unloved, unengaged, and unreached people need to become a priority in evangelism. Let it encourage you to step out and reach the hurting, lost, and forgotten across the street or across the world.

    The ...

  • "Chelow Kebab" is the national dish of Iran and served throughout the country. This delicious meal consists of steamed basmati or Persian rice and broiled meat kebab.

    Saffron and butter are traditionally served on top of the rice with grilled tomatoes ...

  • The Lord continues to build His church in Iran.  Even in cities where it is especially dangerous to live as a Christian, God is at work and new believers are joining the family of God.  The fields are white for harvest all over Iran.

    A growing number of ...

  • Mission experts have called the ”JESUS” film one of the best-kept secrets in Christian evangelism. It's one of the greatest tools of all time to reach people with the good news of Jesus Christ. Based on the Gospel of Luke, the "JESUS" film dramatizes the ...

  • Sound Bible teaching is necessary for all Christians.  Believers need to draw comfort, strength and guidance from the Scriptures to face the ordeals of life.

    Unfortunately, false teachers are attempting to deceive Christians in the world, just as the ...

  • When the desert heat begins to fire up in April, the Bakhtiari nomads of Iran pack up and start a long journey – women and kids on horseback, men on foot, belongings in tow, sheep trailing behind – for the cooler regions in the Zagros mountains of ...

  • Iranian Julien Darius Derriault visited Iran and shot this video. He describes it this way:

    "Here is a video I made of my trip to Iran, nothing crazy (in my opinion) considering the fact that I wasn't planning on shooting a video there. I was more into ...

  • Although the 1979 Islamic Revolution still looms large in Iran's history, a number of other revolutions have swept over the country down through history.

    In this fast moving video, John Green of CrashCourse explains that Iran has a long history of ...

  • Most non-Iranians will never have the opportunity to visit Iran and see the sights, visit the people and experience the culture of this country. But there are ways to see the people and places of this country without actually going there in person.

    The ...

  • A new 20-acre park, featuring an amazing collection many of Iran’s historical buildings, monuments and other sites, recently opened to the public in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad.

    Included are realistic models of such attractions as Tehran's ...

  • Although not widely known as a tourist destination, Iran is a country worth visiting.

    Individuals and groups regularly tour the country and always come away with positive impressions.

    Iranians love foreigners and enjoy visiting with them, showing off ...

  • Iran is a fascinating land of many contrasts.

    Although not widely known as a tourist destination, it has many interesting places that are worth visiting. Individuals and groups regularly tour the country and come away with positive impressions.

    Once ...

  • It is possible to go to Iran as a tourist and have a great time visiting interesting places and getting to know friendly people.

    As Iran makes a push to increase inbound tourism Saeed Kamali Dehghan, staff journalist of The Guardian, takes a look at ...

  • An icy glacier in the middle of a hot desert? It seems unlikely. But it's true. 

    In the Zard-Kuh, a 4,200m-high mountain range bordering the western flank of Iran's vast central deserts, hides one of the Iran's most unexpected geographical finds. On the ...

  • What is it like to walk the streets of Tehran, Iran?

    This video, shot in the central part of the city, shows up close both the chaotic traffic and the friendly people who share the streets every day.

    Many have said that Iranians are some of the most ...

  • Fathers and their relationship with their daughters - it's one of the special aspects of family life that exists in any culture, including that of Iranians inside Iran.

    Check out this photo blog to view a series of fascinating photos taken by Nafise ...

  • Millions of Iranians and other Persian speakers are open to the Gospel and want to know more about Jesus Christ.

    Countless numbers log in to the Persian website, open their mobile apps, or tune their radios and satellite dishes to our radio station to ...

Resources to Help You

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Iran fast facts

Geography Land Area: 1.65 million square kilometers (637,069 square miles) (slightly smaller than Alaska) Terrain: Rugged, mountainous rim. High, central basin with deserts, mountains. Small,… READ MORE
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Engage Muslims with Christ

God wants the nations to know Christ – so He brought them to your doorstep. You see Muslims in your neighborhoods, schools, grocery stores, workplaces, and neighborhoods. Muslims are more open to the… READ MORE
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Ministries to the Persian World

A partial list of other outreach ministries to the Persian World: Afghan Bibles - Bibles in the languages of Afghanistan Afghan Christian Television – A ministry to the world-wide Afghan community… READ MORE

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