Mojtaba from Iran, Noor from Iraq, Seojun from North Korea and Racheal from Nigeria, among millions of other believers, can teach us what gratitude truly looks like–and why it’s so important in our lives as we mature in Christ.
Thankfulness puts our hearts in the necessary place to help us continue to see God and His hand in the middle of our trials.
In the midst of threats on their lives and despite the memories of dark prison cells, our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ understand that God has commanded His people to be grateful for a reason. Former Iranian house church leader Saman (now ministering in Turkey) recently participated in Open Doors’ trauma counseling for ex-prisoners where he confronted dark memories and deep wounds: “I am encouraged and thank God that you visit us, that my story is shared, and that people pray for me. You can’t imagine how much it means to me to know that I am not alone in this.”
Former Iranian house church leader Mojtaba (now ministering in Turkey) shares his gratitude for salvation and that “God opens us to a new life and a new hope.” Watch his story below: