Reaching Iran

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
Diaspora Christians in the US and Europe are in the middle of Iranian church conference season. And they are great occasions. They tend to have a packed schedule, as believers are keen to make the most of their days together. Worship is fervent, fellowship intense, and the teaching nearly always challenging. Hundreds would testify to renewing their relationship with God through these conferences, some to starting...
Monday, July 27th, 2009
Tempting though it is for international Christians to speculate over the outcome of the ongoing political crisis in Iran, there is precious little they can do apart from praying – and making sure Iranians have access to the Bible, or at least the New Testament. This means sacrificially giving, and interceding for those involved in the dangerous job of getting Scriptures to Iran where the printing of the Bible and...
Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
It has got easier to phone Iran, but the internet is still often down severly hampering outreach. This blackout is a good reminder that still the most important resource for the church is 'living letters' of trained leaders, and Scriptures in the hands of the church. Training Christians face to face is virtually impossible inside the country, but a number of ministries operate short term courses outside. It is...
Tuesday, July 07th, 2009
International phone lines and access to the internet have been severely restricted as the government tries to control the news leaving Iran while protests against the election results continue. This has impacted Christian agencies reaching out to Iran, especially satellite TV programmes that rely on the phone and the internet for follow up. While viewers cannot now easily contact the counselors, the programmes are...

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