Iran's Christians, especially those who've converted from Islam, often suffer harsh treatment at the hands of the government.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide reported that a crackdown was recently launched against the country's Christians, with 45 being temporarily detained and questioned this past week.
American missionary Dan Baumann risked his life when he spent two weeks in Iran spreading the gospel. At the end of his trip, as he was about to cross the border, Iranian authorities detained and beat him.
In his darkest hour, Baumann said Jesus met him in the prison cell.
He shared the miraculous experience and what happened next with CBN News. Click play to watch part one of his comments.
Watch part two here.
--Originally published Feb. 18, 2011.