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Muslim Girl Considering Suicide Sees Vision from Jesus

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Nov 29
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Nikki Tayabian may have taken her life if not for God’s direct intervention. According to, the Iranian college student who now lives in California contemplating suicide when God stepped in.

Tayabian had been living in California since she was seven years old, but in 2016, during a trip back home to Tehran, Iran with family, she hit a low point.

"I lay in bed in a cold room inside my family's house. I was alone, on purpose," she wrote in a piece for The College Fix. "The isolation was my sole comfort as panic and anxiety gripped me, as self-loathing and angst got the better of me." continues the story: “I closed my eyes for a moment and it was then saw an image. My eyelids flew open, and I questioned if I just saw something real,” Tayebian wrote. “I quickly closed them back up, and a smile slowly spread across my face.”

“Before me in my darkness, Jesus stood,” she continued. “I heard him say the words: ‘follow me.'”

After the vision passed, Tayabian began to research about Jesus. “When I returned to Southern California … I started to seek. And thankfully, I started dating someone who took me to church and introduce me to a whole new family.”

She said that her journey after that was not easy, but she is committed to following Christ.


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Publication date: November 29, 2017