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Discover, Pray, Transform

  • Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
    A year ago we told you about our new discipleship programme called ‘Safar,’ which means ‘Journey’ in Persian.   I'm excited to tell you that it's having an impact right across Iran. New believers are discipled 1-to-1 and then those new believers go on to disciple others.   Recently, I was speaking to Parvaneh and her husband, Mohsen, who are discipling many people across Iran.... Read more
  • Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
    It is 25 years since the tragic murder of Rev. Tateos Michaelian in Iran. Rev. Michaelian, a brilliant scholar and translator as well as pastor, was killed in June 1994, just weeks after agreeing with Sam Yeghnazar (Elam's founder) to take a leading role in Elam’s new Bible translation project. Following Tateos's death, the endeavour was named ‘the Michaelian Project’ in his honour. As a true... Read more
  • Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
    “God was at work, doing phenomenal things all through the week!" reports the beaming leader of a recent residential youth conference in the Iran region. “I wish you could have been there to witness it!” Here are some highlights from this transformational week attended by 148 teenagers: More than 30 teenagers made commitments to Jesus on the first night.  The youth... Read more
  • Monday, August 05th, 2019
    At least 35 new house churches have been planted directly as a result of Safar since its launch in 2018. We praise God that this innovative 1-to-1 discipleship process is not only helping disciple individuals, but is also proving to be a powerful tool for growing the Iranian church. As thousands of new believers are discipled through this highly relational and biblical process, they are soon... Read more
  • Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
    Dear friends, Many have asked me how they should pray for Iran given the current political situation. I have just returned from a conference on prayer in the Iran region with more than 150 of our leaders. We looked together at the Lord’s Prayer and I was struck afresh by the significance of the line: 'Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.' Elam was founded with the conviction... Read more