At a neighbour’s home recently I met a young man from Iran who greatly encouraged me. Hearing of his life and education under the Islamic revolution was an eye-opener. You would think that being made to step on the American and Israeli flags at school each year as an act of renunciation of their policies would create a hatred of these nations. Instead, it created curiosity. You would think that religion classes would indoctrinate students in extremist Islam. Interestingly, Moses and Jesus seemed to him far more attractive than what he was taught about the prophet, Muhammad. Coming to Canada as a university student, you might think that he would have faced discrimination and misunderstanding. Instead, he felt welcomed and accepted and it only served to heighten his interest in Christianity. A friend had reached out to him and invited him to church recently, he said, and he was positive about the experience. I love the way that God shatters our preconceptions of how He works in the world. Have you heard that the church in Iran has become one of the fastest growing in the world?