Azerbaijani Man Saved by Mother’s Prayers

Global Heart Ministries
Sweet Conversations hosts Narmin & Tarana encourage Azerbaijani women all over Central Asia.


A Difficult Life

Imagine an Azerbaijani Woman in Siberia. Let’s call her Leyla. Her life isn’t easy, but she’s found something to brighten her days, a TV show called Sweet Conversations. The hosts, Narmin and Tarana, are Aberbaijani women, just like her. They speak in her native language, telling stories and playing music which reminds Leyla of her childhood. They also talk about God. Not the angry vengeful Allah her neighbors worship, but a loving Savior, Jesus Christ, who cares about Leyla.

A Crisis Arises

Leyla’s son decided to go to Syria and join a radical Islamic group. Leyla was broken-hearted and distraught, but her neighbors and family didn’t understand her concerns. At first, all she could do was cry.

Modern technology brings the gospel right into the living room of Central Asian families.
Modern technology brings the gospel right into the living room of Central Asian families.

Then she thought of her TV friends, Narmin and Tarana. On every broadcast they urged women to contact them and share their prayer needs. Leyla called. Along with assurances of prayer, she was given resources to learn more about Jesus Christ. Narmin and Tarana began to pray for Leyla’s son. In fact, many people in Global Heart Ministries began to pray.

A Joyful Letter

“Dear sisters,
My son was recruited into a radical Muslim group in Syria. As a mother, I cried and then called to ask you to pray for him. Thank you for praying. My son just returned home. He told me that it was a miracle that he made it out alive – no one leaves there alive – and he felt that someone was praying for him before he escaped. I watch and like your programs very much. I am proud of you. Every time I watch your program I am reminded of my childhood in Azerbaijan. Thank you. I wish you a continual success.”

The Rest of the Story

The return of Leyla’s son is certainly a miracle, but only one of many. Sharing her real name or the name of her village would endanger her family, but those are the actual words she sent to us. Imagine how answered prayer has changed these lives.
Our encounter with Leyla doesn’t end with a phone call. There are home churches and local pastors to nurture the connection she established. Global Heart Ministries uses satellite broadcasts to engage the most unreached regions on the world with God’s love and once the connection is made, we hold fast to the hearts set aflame by His love.

Whatever your gift, GHM can use it to reach Central Asia and Iran with the Gospel.
Whatever your gift, GHM can use it to reach Central Asia and Iran with the Gospel.

Set Your Heart Aflame

You can partner with Global Heart Ministries to fulfill the Great Commission in this generation. Together we can bring the light and the truth of Jesus Christ right into the living rooms of every deceived child, every oppressed woman and every hurting home. This is our message. This is our call.

We invite you to join this vision as a volunteer, a prayer warrior or a financial donor. Contact us today by phone or email. Let us know how you’d like to partner with us as we reach out to the most unreached regions of the world.


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