Despite a mass exodus of Christians, "the church" is far from empty in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and other parts of the Middle East as thousands of Muslims turn to faith in Jesus Christ including through radio broadcasts, a Christian group said
"There are thousands upon thousands coming to Christ," said the Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC), which supports Christian broadcasters in the region. "We are in regular contact with our FM stations in Iraq and have talked with many people who have family in the Middle East," VOMC told BosNewsLife.
"Some of our Middle Eastern broadcasters have shared testimonies [about many turning to Christ] with us, which they hear directly from listeners when visiting there...."
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VOMC it wants the Lord to "be praised and worshipped with great honour, He is worthy."
The spread of Christianity has also been reported in Iran, despite a crackdown by the government on house churches and other denominations deemed a threat to the Islamic state. "In 1979, there were less than 500 known Christians from a Muslim background in Iran. Today the most conservative estimate is that there are at least 360,000 believers in the nation," said mission group Elam Ministries, which was founded by Iranian church leaders.