LIFE AFTER PRISON
In this 4-part series of Jesus Speaks Farsi, we’re talking with a few Iranian friends who have experienced deeper faith and ministry after spending time in prison for following Jesus. If you’ve listened to Jesus Speaks Farsi for long, you may have heard our earlier conversations with Anahita, Sara and Ladan. If not, we’d encourage you to go back and listen to their stories of how they came to know Jesus. You can find Anahita and Ladan’s stories in our Persecution series and Sara’s story in our Women In Iran series.
We believe conversations like these are important for the global church to hear, reminding us that Jesus is still alive, the Gospel is still true, and persecution is never the end of the story.
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In this season, we’re catching up with a few of our Iranian friends about what life and faith have looked like after their very personal experiences with persecution.
Today, Dara Lynn is joined by Anahita, a senior church leader in the Iranian church who serves in the Middle East alongside her husband Matthew. In this episode, we’ll hear about how the time she spent in prison shaped her faith going forward and how God has used that experience to bless others in similar circumstances.
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June 30, 2023
As part of our series on Life after Prison, this episode includes a conversation with Sara, a senior leader in the Iranian church who works directly with Persian-speaking youth. Sara’s story highlights how God turns difficult seasons into blessing and beauty from ashes. She also shares about her recent experience of losing her father and how that hard experience is also stretching her understanding of faith and life with God, both here and beyond.
To hear Sara’s testimony in our earlier series, Women in Iran, episode 4, please visit Jesus Speaks Farsi on your favourite podcast platform.
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July 14, 2023
As part of our series on Life after Prison, this episode includes a conversation with Ladan, a senior leader in the Iranian church who ministers to Iranian women in the Iran region. In this episode, Dara Lynn and Jenn talk with Ladan about how her experience of being in prison for her faith and how she learned what it meant to fully trust God in an incredibly challenging time. Ladan’s story highlights how her experience of being in prison for her faith became a dividing line for her between the first part of her life before prison and her life after.
To hear Ladan’s testimony in our earlier series, “Persecution,” episode 2, please visit Jesus Speaks Farsi at your favorite podcast platform.
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July 28, 2023
In this episode, we’re wrapping up our most recent series, “Life After Prison.” Joe, Jennifer and Dara Lynn get together to chat about this series’ conversations with Anahita, Ladan and Sara. They talk about what it means or doesn’t mean, to be “on fire” for Jesus, how being young (in life or in faith) doesn’t exclude believers from the call to ministry, and how persecution is never the end of the story. So, grab a cup of tea and join us for another episode of Jesus Speaks Farsi.
To hear Anahita, Ladan and Sara’s persecution stories, check out episode two and three from our Persecution series and episode 4 of our Women In Iran series.
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August 10, 2023