After years in the Muslim faith, his ultimate goal was to be a martyr in Jihad, to defend Islam. But God had a different plan. Mohamad encountered Messiah at the age of 23 in Tehran, Iran. He was immediately persecuted and fled Iran for his life. “Forsaking my Father’s Religion.” Here is a story you don’t want to miss!
Mohamad Faridi was born in Iran and after converting to Christ, fled to Turkey and then settled in the U.S. He serves with Destination (DN)--a Mission Movement working to raise up teams of Koreans, Iranians, Algerians and Tunisians to touch some of the least reached places on the planet.
Jon Gauger has been with Moody Radio nearly three decades and works with special projects. In addition to being the announcer for Moody Presents which features sermons by the Presidents of Moody, Jon is hosting and producing The Land and the Book. He writes and produces a weekly commentary, creates special documentaries, and has traveled to 30 countries covering stories for Moody Radio, or doing training work with international broadcasting partners. Jon is married to Diana, and they have two grown children-all of whom are Moody graduates. An avid photographer, videographer and reader, Jon also enjoys camping and freelance voice-over work, including audiobook projects.
Does the Middle East seem like a complex tapestry of people and events—difficult to understand? For a uniquely biblical perspective, join Dr. Charlie Dyer, Jon Gauger and Dr. Jim Coakley for The Land and the Book. Every week this gifted team brings you terrific stories of God at work as they explore biblical, archaeological and prophetic events. Great guests, intriguing listener questions and more!