A cheating, abusive, foul-mouthed employer hears from God

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Hojat was a foul-mouthed and angry employer who abused others to gain wealth. One employee, Ehsan, became a Christian a few months ago and was being discipled through Safar.

Ehsan was enduring Hojat's abuse daily. Then one day, after another explosive episode, Ehsan felt God say to him, “I want to bless your boss through your prayers.”

Ehsan was surprised, but from that time he began to pray for Hojat.

A few weeks later, Hojat approached Ehsan. “The economy is broken,” he said. “People have lots of problems right now. You yourself don’t have much money, yet you have joy and gratitude. What is different about you?”

So Ehsan shared his secret: “I gave my life to Jesus and He gives me joy.”

Then Hojat said something remarkable: “I had a dream recently in which I heard a voice say, ‘Ehsan is my child. Stop causing him problems.’ This is what made me curious to talk to you.”

Ehsan was overjoyed to share the gospel and to give Hojat a New Testament.

Hojat has since repaid money to people he had swindled and has asked for their forgiveness. He has also been reading his New Testament. Ehsan continues in conversation with him about Jesus.

  • Praise God for the incredible ways He is at work.
  • Praise God for Ehsan’s faithful prayers and witness.
  • Praise God for the leaders who led Ehsan to the Lord and who continue to mentor him.
  • Praise God for partners like you who provide the Scriptures in Persian for people like Hojat.

Please pray with us that Hojat will become a follower of Jesus. Pray also for the many courageous witnesses in Iran like Ehsan, who are seeking to share the love of Christ with those around them during this time of increased spiritual openness.