Leaders of a Christian TV network claim that the Iranian government is trying to jam their signal, but nearly 350 people have still made a decision to follow Jesus through watching the network in the last three months.
Heart4Iran operates a satellite television network that broadcasts Christian content. “We changed our feed to be on a different satellite broadcasting from outside of Iran into Iran,” Heart4Iran’s Mike Ansari says to Mission Network News.
“The Iranian government is now engaging in blocking the calls [or] jamming the signal.”
A total of 347 people have called in and dedicated their life to Christ over the last three months, Ansari says.
Ansari says that the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which is underway from April 12 - May 12, means they expect even more people to come to Jesus. “During the month of Ramadan, because of (Muslims’) attempt to get closer to God, they are in a much better place to receive the Gospel of love from Jesus Christ,” he says.
Iran is number 8 on Open Doors USA's World Watch List, which lists the most dangerous countries for Christians to live in. "The Iranian government sees conversion as an attempt by Western countries to undermine the Islamic rule of Iran," Open Doors claims.
"Christians from a Muslim background are persecuted the most, primarily by the government, but also by their families and communities. Secret churches are often raided, and their leaders and members have been arrested and given long prison sentences for 'crimes against national security.'"