Afghan Christians Are Hiding But Not Idle

Image courtesy of Heart4Iran.

Hunger and violence keep Afghanistan in the headlines. Nearly 23 million people face starvation, and winter is coming. Plus, targeted killings are common and chaos is routine. An Islamic State insurgency challenges Taliban rule.

Heart4Iran’s Prayer and Call Center offers the hope of Christ to traumatized Afghan people. “The trauma is fear,” Program Manager Nazanin Baghestani says.

“Fear is number one. What’s going to happen? Who’s going to knock [on] their door next? Are they going to rape them? Are they going to take their kids away?”

Listen to the full conversation about Heart4Iran’s trauma counseling program here.

Hidden Christians throughout Afghanistan turn to Heart4Iran for trauma counseling, prayers, and resources. “Mostly women call us and they just pour their hearts out, and we are here to listen to them,” Baghestani says.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


  • Pray Jesus, the Prince of Peace, will surround Afghan believers with His comfort.
  • Pray Afghans who do not know the Lord will surrender to Him when they encounter His love and peace.
  • Pray Heart4Iran trauma counselors will have supernatural wisdom and discernment.