About Shah

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Shahkrokh “Shah” Afshar is an original. He founded and pastored the first Iranian Christian organization in the United States. Shah has been instrumental in reaching the Muslim world with the gospel. His work as a professor and as a Muslim world mission coordinator for Foursquare Missions International expanded his influence worldwide. As a former Muslim and […]

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Dear Friend, What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you thing about Iran?

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Shame on You: Rising from the Ashes of Shame to Face Guilt Option 1. Paperback: $11.00 (US orders, shipping included) Option 2. Digital Edition (PDF Format): $5.oo         For orders of 5 or more books, please contact me at shah@shahzamfactor.com. It is May of 1969. Like many other Iranians his age, Shahrokh (Shah) […]

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