Witness Statements

Nima Rezaei

Nima Rezaei

My name is Nima Rezaei and I was born in 1979 in Sari. I became a Christian in 2006, and from that day on I started attending a house-church.

Atena Fooladi Helabad

Atena Fooladi Helabad

My name is Samira Fooladi Helabad, known as Atena, and I was born in 1984 in Isfahan, into an Azeri family. I have four sisters and one brother. We all grew up in Isfahan. I became a Christian in 2000 after being very attracted to the humility and love of Christ.

Ehsan Khoshgoo

Ehsan Khoshgoo

My name is Ehsan Khoshgoo. I was born in 1991 in Kermanshah [western Iran] and grew up in Tehran and Karaj. I was 19 years old when a friend spoke to me about Christianity and gave me a Bible.

Iman Shahvari

Iman Shahvari

My name is Ali Shahvari, and I was born in Tehran in 1968. After I became a Christian, I changed my name from Ali to Iman [which means “faith”], and everyone has called me by that name since then.

Marjan and Mani

Marjan and Mani

My name is Mohsen (Mani) Aliabady Ravari, and I was born in 1978 in Tehran. My wife Manizheh (Marjan) Bagheri was born in 1983 in Hamedan.

Leila and Peyman

Leila and Peyman

My name is Leila Fooladi Helabad and I was born in 1976 in Isfahan. And my name is Abbas Kiani, known as Peyman. I was born in 1975 in Khorramshahr.

Emma Safaei

Emma Safaei

My name is Azam Safaei, though now I prefer to be called Emma. I was born in 1977, and am originally from Khorasan [northeast Iran].

Parham Mohammadpour

Parham Mohammadpour

My name is Alireza (Parham) Mohammadpour, and I was born in 1990 in Nahavand, Hamadan Province, to a Laki-speaking family from the city of Harsin, in Kermanshah Province.

Iman Ghaznavian Haghighi

Iman Ghaznavian Haghighi

My name is Iman Ghaznavian Haghighi, and I was born in 1986 in Shiraz. My father passed away when I was 11 years old, so I had to study and work at the same time. A while later, I became a Christian and an active member of a Christian youth group.

Arina Zarei

Arina Zarei

My name is Fatemeh (Arina) Zarei. I was born in 1975, in Isfahan, to a Muslim family with strong religious beliefs. However, I converted to Christianity in 2008.