“We are alive thanks to the power of God.”

They beg the world to listen to the cries of the Iranians as they tell their story. They are Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh, two Iranian Christians who were imprisoned around 10 years ago because of their faith.

Last month in Washington, before the opening of the State Department’s plenary session for the Ministerial Conference to Advance Religious Freedom, the two girls related how their faith sustained them during those times.

The two women were arrested in 2009 by the Iranian regime and spent 259 days in one of the nation’s well-known prisons. Daily subjected to psychological interrogation and torture, they were finally sentenced to execution by hanging. Even in the face of constant threats to their families, the girls did not deny their faith.

“The only thing that has helped us not to deny our faith,” said Amirizadeh, was our personal relationship with Jesus and the love of God that we have experienced in our lives.

“We have told you many times that Jesus is our Lord and you cannot take him away from us.” And Rostampour added: “We are alive today thanks to the power of Jesus and his miracles.”

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