The women of Iran are denied many of the basic freedoms that women in the West take for granted. Worse still many are taught from infancy that they are worthless, that God has abandoned them and that no one cares what they think or feel.
In response to this Iranian women have created their own “underground culture” – a community of sisters who care. TWR’s Women of Hopebroadcasts in Farsi are the perfect way to reach safely and effectively into this underground culture. One listener from Iran wrote in to say:
“Knowing that there are people who are thinking of you, who are consistently praying for you is such a blessing. In Iran, we as believers have so many limitations in media. And that is why your ‘Women of Hope’ radio programmes are like fresh water when it is warm midday in a desert. Me and my friends have planned so that we come together to listen to your programmes. That is a joyful and encouraging time for us. We have learned so many things from your programmes about health issues and spiritual materials. Praise the Lord! Be blessed in Him.”
For Iranian women to hear a woman’s voice affirming God’s love for them is revolutionary, reaching out to them just as they reach out to one another. Furthermore, as their hope in Christ grows, they are ready to share it with their sisters, their daughters, their friends.
God is moving mightily in the Middle East, as violence causes millions to search for answers. Women of Hope is one of the tools He is using to change hearts and minds. To find out more about Women of Hope and TWR’s other outreach to women, please click here.