My name is Nasrin Kiamarzi and I was born in 1981 in Isfahan. I became a Christian in December 2003.
My name is Aliasghar Fathollahi, but I am known as Amid Fathi, and my name is Sanaz Karami. In May 2016, we were sentenced to one years in prison for “propaganda against the Islamic Republic regime in favour of hostile groups”.
My name is Vahid Hakani, and I was born in 1982 into a Muslim family, but what I heard from a relative about Jesus made me decide to follow him. I was twice threatened and interrogated by the Ministry of Intelligence, and then on Wednesday 8 February 2012, I was arrested.
My name is Shadi Noveiri Gilani. I was born in Bandar Anzali in 1990 and became a Christian on 19 September 2007. I was arrested on 11 November 2015, and detained for 40 days.
My name is Ali Mostafaei, known as Parsa. I was born in June 1991 in Shahriar, Tehran, to a religious family. When my father found out I had become a Christian, he beat me up and kicked me out of the house.
My name is Ali Kazemian, and I was born in Shiraz, in 1969, to a Muslim family. And my name is Zahra Safar, and I was born in Tehran in 1977. I came to believe in Jesus Christ just a few weeks after Ali.
My name is Masoumeh Dashti Aqizadeh, but I prefer to be called Sahar. I was born in November 1981 into a Muslim family in Lenjan County in Isfahan Province. I remember well the day I became a Christian – it was 23 October 2001…
My name is Farhad Sabokrooh and I was born in Ahvaz in 1964. And my name is Shahnaz Jizan and I was born in 1961. We were raised in families of Mandaean faith, but became Christians shortly after the revolution of 1979.
My name is Mojtaba Keshavarz Ahmadi, and I was born in 1967 in Tehran, to a religious Muslim family. My inclination towards Jesus Christ wasn’t at all out of hatred for religious matters, or Islam. But I needed someone to come and fill the void in my heart.
Every member of the Shekoohi family paid a heavy price for converting to Christianity. For the father, it meant more than 3 years in prison, and 9 months in prison for the mother. For their daughter, Helma, who was just 12 years old, the impact was severe as both her parents were in prison.