A mountain walk, a cool wind blowing, a new life blossoming. Apt phrases used by Rambod,* a SAT-7 PARS viewer who shared his beautiful story with us.
Rambod’s self-esteem was low from a young age. “I was timid and had a low view of myself, always seeking to prove myself to others and have their approval.” By the age of 17 he had moved from smoking cigarettes to using other drugs, which contributed to his life becoming “worse and worse” until he “reached the heights of misery”. He explains that his anger and hatred “created a tortuous atmosphere for [his] family”.
When Rambod started attending a self-help group for people addicted to drugs, his view of God was changing. But as he explains, “Still, I was not satisfied. I would ask Him every night to reveal Himself to me.”
One day, praying as he walked in the mountains, Rambod met another man whom he invited to sit with him. “He started talking to me about the true God, Jesus Christ. When I got back home I spent a lot of time speaking to Him.”
He says, “I began to feel new life blossoming in me and I felt joy… I asked [this man] what I must do and he told me I should pray and give my life to Jesus.” The friendship led to a life-changing moment for Rambod. “As I prayed I felt that a heavy weight was lifted from my shoulders and a cool wind blew through me and all my pains. Fears and low self-esteem disappeared. I became kind with my family to the extent that my wife thought I had a problem!”
His wife came to understand Rambod’s change one night when she had a dream about Jesus. She ended up giving her life to God also, completing a remarkable family transformation!
*Name and image used for representation purposes only
- Thank God for the transformation Rambod has experienced!
- Pray that God would strengthen Rambod and his wife in their faith.
- Ask God to impact more non-Christians in the MENA through powerful dreams.