God has been using Annahita Parsan’s life in incredible ways for His Kingdom. Parsan, who is originally from Iran, converted to Christianity, and is now leading many others to Christ in Sweden.
The Christian Post reports that Parsan grew up in Iran in a Muslim home. She was married at 16 to a man who was later killed in a car accident. She fought for custody of her son and later remarried. However, her second husband was abusive, and although she wanted to file for divorce, she felt trapped because she was pregnant again.
In 1984, Parsan, her daughter, and the rest of her family were forced to become refugees as violence swept the region with the conflict between Iran and Iraq.
Parsan ended up in Denmark where she first heard about the Gospel. Although she had been introduced to the Good News, her abusive relationship still made her feel trapped. She even attempted to take her own life.
That was really the turning point for her. Finding herself in the hospital, she realized Jesus’ calling on her life.
"I was too scared to go home and the police came to the hospital to talk to me. Many people were helping me find a safe place to live, and I knew it was Jesus," Parsan recalled.
Parsan’s husband ended up being caught trying to kidnap the children and bring them back to Iran. With her abusive husband out of the picture, Parsan and her children moved to Sweden where she was baptized into the Christian faith.
She went on to become a minister and to influence thousands of others for Christ. Nearly 1,500 Muslims reportedly gave their lives to Jesus through the work of the Holy Spirit in Parsan’s life and ministry.
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Publication date: January 19, 2018