The Imam realized smuggling a Bible into the prison would be impossible. But he had an idea. He would bring in printouts of the Bible disguised as an English lesson. One of Hosseini's friends in the same prison ward would translate the scriptures into Farsi.
Hosseini then copied the pages and gave them out to prisoners who had asked for them. It wasn't long until all of the prisoners knew that Bible verses were circulating.
"We even got requests from other wards," he remembers. "People were asking us for more. And the best thing was that prisoners were giving their lives to the Jesus of the Bible."
Reflecting on his time in prison, Hosseini said: "I never prayed for God to release me from prison. I can serve God anywhere, inside or outside of prison. It doesn't matter what situation I'm in. I can work in God's Kingdom wherever He places me."
"And at that time God placed me among the prisoners," he explained.
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