Iran is a nation of great significance and strategic location, with a population far more diverse and open than most westerners realize. In the last few years Iran was hit hard by two massive earthquakes. Compassion Radio helped to restore a totally-destroyed village in Mazandaran Province. After traveling there to provide relief, Norm Nelson was told by the city elder,
“Our countries are enemies, yet you Christians came all this way to help us. Even our government has not been here to help.” In the terrible destruction of the historic city of Bam in southern Iran, Norm was able to travel with Conscience International to provide emergency aid to the victims.