24 min

The True Cost of Being a Christian in Iran: Joshua's Story Starve the Doubts

    • Self-Improvement

The Islamic Republic of Iran is home to a Christian community that flourishes in secret. Joshua is one of the founders of the largest Christian groups in Iran today. Born into an affluent, religiously devout Muslim family, Joshua rejected that faith in his mid-teens. After a rebellious youth he converted to Christianity and began his ministry with the homeless and addicted of Tehran, but he couldn't avoid the scrutiny of the oppressive Iranian government. He was arrested, tortured, and incarcerated in the notorious Evin Prison. After his release he was forced to flee to Turkey as a refugee. While there he began another church to serve the refugee community. Joshua's arrival in America brings new challenges, new opportunities, and a family he never anticipated. This inspiring true story is a journey through three countries, the joys and losses of a man's life and his practical approach to faith grounded in the love and acceptance of all people.

Here's a breakdown of what is covered:
[00:00:07] - Special cohost welcome.

[00:00:25] - The story of joshua.

[00:01:40] - Who is joshua.

[00:02:38] - The need to tell his story.

[00:04:22] - How josh converted to christianity.

[00:06:03] - How did you get into drawing.

[00:06:55] - Do you forgive the iranian government.

[00:08:21] - Why become joshua.

[00:11:39] - Some bible verses joshua loves.

[00:12:26] - What americans don ’ t know about iranian christians.

[00:19:25] - The final thoughts.

[00:21:16] - The becoming joshua ministry.


https://becomingjoshua.org
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The Islamic Republic of Iran is home to a Christian community that flourishes in secret. Joshua is one of the founders of the largest Christian groups in Iran today. Born into an affluent, religiously devout Muslim family, Joshua rejected that faith in his mid-teens. After a rebellious youth he converted to Christianity and began his ministry with the homeless and addicted of Tehran, but he couldn't avoid the scrutiny of the oppressive Iranian government. He was arrested, tortured, and incarcerated in the notorious Evin Prison. After his release he was forced to flee to Turkey as a refugee. While there he began another church to serve the refugee community. Joshua's arrival in America brings new challenges, new opportunities, and a family he never anticipated. This inspiring true story is a journey through three countries, the joys and losses of a man's life and his practical approach to faith grounded in the love and acceptance of all people.

Here's a breakdown of what is covered:
[00:00:07] - Special cohost welcome.

[00:00:25] - The story of joshua.

[00:01:40] - Who is joshua.

[00:02:38] - The need to tell his story.

[00:04:22] - How josh converted to christianity.

[00:06:03] - How did you get into drawing.

[00:06:55] - Do you forgive the iranian government.

[00:08:21] - Why become joshua.

[00:11:39] - Some bible verses joshua loves.

[00:12:26] - What americans don ’ t know about iranian christians.

[00:19:25] - The final thoughts.

[00:21:16] - The becoming joshua ministry.


https://becomingjoshua.org
ONE Extraordinary Marriage ShowIs your marriage everything that you want it to be? Are you ready to make a change?...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
Support the show

24 min