Evangelism, it’s about listening

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

A Christian woman, who feels called to reach prostitutes, gets into a shared taxi in Tehran and tries to share with a lady who seems very depressed. The Christian prays and listens and understands the woman is pregnant out of wedlock. She tells the lady that she knows what the problem is. The talking and crying begins, God’s forgiveness and grace are received. The depressed lady who became a Christian was a prostitute and she took the evangelist to meet her friends, and some of them responded.

There are many true stories like this in Iran showing that evangelism is first about listening. And in these days of intimidation the listening has to be careful as evangelism is dangerous work.

Pray for:

  • Evangelists to listen carefully
  • To have courage despite the risks
  • To have the resources they need