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I get newsletters from Persian Ministries International, whose mission is to “continue proclaiming to the Muslim World that Jesus is both Savior and Lord.”  This letter I just received is amazing, something you may not hear in the MSM – that upwards of 500,000 Iranians have converted to Christianity in the last 15 years under the strict Muslim rule, and some estimates put it at over a million.

We have oft heard that Iranians are, in general, very pro-west, but it’s the government that is Islamofascist.  This Christian revival is sure to move Iranians away from extremism.  Content of the letter below.

From Persian Ministries International:

are also coming to Christ in record numbers,
over a million Muslims in Iran alone in the
last 15 years.”

– Joel Rosenberg, author and political advisor to
former Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
affirmed this on the CNN Glen Beck program on

Dear Friend,

Iranians are experiencing mass Christian
revival! And that is not all.
Today, Iran
has more converts from Islam to Christianity
then any other nation within the Muslim

As a former Muslim and evangelist, I have
preached the Gospel to millions of Muslims for nearly
two decades. I talk with Muslims and
former Muslims on a daily basis. In reaching Muslims
with the Gospel and message of democracy,  I have
seen countless lives
transformed and many healed. Up to two weeks ago, I
was excited to
report that only within the last 12
estimated 45,000 Muslims have come to Christ
through our ministry. By listening
to my colleagues who serve in and out of Iran
and by looking at the ever increasing number
of hits on our web sites, I had no doubt that
God is doing something great in Iran. But up to two
weeks ago, I had no idea how great His work has
Please allow me share with you just
one of the  inspiring testimonials that has opened my
eyes to the mighty works of Jesus in Iran.

Two weeks ago, I was interviewed by one of the
popular Iranian anchors on a political
program. The anchor announced the topic a few times
right before the interview. The topic was “Why
Iranians are converting to Christianity”. In this
program, I explained the reasons and cautiously
confirmed that an estimated 500,000 Iranians have
come to Christ since radical Muslims took over the
country in 1979. After the program, the anchor reported
950,000 Iranians (Muslims) tuned in to watch
the interview on the Internet and millions
watched on satellite TV.

The anchor Mr. Maybodi,
is a
moderate secular Muslim who promotes regime
change and
democracy for Iran through his daily show. He is one
of the most
highly respected journalists in Iranian media today.
day he contacted me again and said this: “after the
interview last
night, several prominent religious and
political leaders contacted me from in and out of Iran
and claimed
that millions of Iranians have become a
Christian just within the last few
years. They are claiming that your estimate is very
some more reports and testimonials and then
added: “it seems
atrocities of the Islamic regime have caused
millions of Iranians leave Islam for
Christianity!” [Emphasis added]

Wow, Millions! Since this interview, I have
received additional reports and testimonies
confirming that the
number of Muslim convert has alreay passed one
million! I am
trying to be very cautious here because there is no way
to know the exact number of converts in Iran but even
Muslims in Iran are claiming that the number has
passed a million already. This is what I call a massive
This confirms that something great is about to happen
in Iran which will impact the whole Muslim world. Now
I know that what
are seeing today  is just the tip of iceberg!

What is happening in Iran?

Beloved, over a decade ago, the Lord revealed
to me through a vision that by the end of 2007, we will
be the
catalyst for bringing a million Muslims to
Christ. What I know and what I’ve seen
confirms the fact that since the Iranian
revolution of 1979, at least a million
Iranians have left Islam for Christianity! This is a
conservative estimate and many highly
credible sources inside Iran report that the actual
number is much

It is obvious that in His mighty works among
Iranians, God is also
using PMI to
advance His Kingdom in the Muslim world.
However, the ministry of PMI is simply an
extension of the Body of Christ. Believers,
your prayers and financial support will have
long term impact on the Muslim world.
assured that every prayer and every penny invested in
ministry is influencing the eternal destiny
of millions!

As you know the recent developments in
Iran have caused the international community
alarm. The Iranian regime appears to fuel
strife across the region, capriciously
declares Israel should be “wiped” off the
map, ignores an international concern
regarding its nuclear program, and hosts
conferences which deny historical truth for
political gain. At the current rate of
development, Iran will potentially acquire
nuclear weapons in the next few years. It
seems like Ahmeninejad’s oligarchy desires to
drag the entire world into World War III.
However, we know instinctively that a
military strike against Iran would be a stop
gap measure only and would most likely expand
into a regional conflict and not ensure
security of any kind for the world or freedom
for the Iranian people.
Most importantly, a
military attack will help Mullahs to
manipulate nationalist Iranians to take side
with them to defend their country. As we all know, a
domineering, paranoid, violence-subscribing
ideology drives the actions of the top
leaders in Iran. To resolve these conflicts
on a long-term basis, this ideology must
be addressed and the time to do so is

Now the harvest awaits because
there is an extreme discontent among
Iranian youth (70% of the population is under
30 years old), women,
university students, as well as moderate
Muslim intellectuals who are pressing the government
for more social and political freedom. While
the Islamic regime cracks down on these
groups,  many of them
are listening to the Gospel for the first
time and are experiencing