Reaching Iran

‘Time for Worship’: New ministry TV program for Iran

  ‘Time for Worship’ - a brand new ministry TV  series by Elam - began to be broadcast into Iran in January 2016. Each half-hour episode of 'Time for Worship'...

Behind the Scenes of 'Baghe Dusti'

Come behind the scenes with us and discover how 'Baghe Dusti' ('Garden of Friendship') is made, and why we are so excited about this strategic kids TV ministry for Iran. And please join us...

Kid’s TV ministry: discipleship lifeline

“I love Garden of Friendship, Aunty Maryam,” says one small voice at the end of the phone. The young girl is calling the hotline to express her thanks after watching an episode of Elam’...

Over 220 baptised so far in 2015

In the past few weeks, over 220 Iranians and Afghans have been baptised in two cities in the Iran region. Please join us in praying for these new believers, and for the churches as they disciple them...

A woman trained, a family reached

Roya was invited to a recent ladies conference. She discovered that the Lord had greater plans for her than she had expected. As a result, other members of her family now follow Christ. “At...

Ravi Zacharias, Anne Graham Lotz, Louie Giglio and others endorse the new Persian Bible

World famous Christian leaders, Dr Ravi Zacharias, Anne Graham Lotz, Francis Chan, Jill and Stuart Briscoe, Dr George O. Wood and Dr Louie Giglio share messages of support and prayer for the...

The new translation of the Bible has been dedicated

Dear friends, How I wish all of you could have been with us on Monday night [22 September 2014]. Over five hundred people, mainly Christian leaders, came to London for the dedication service of...

Fatemeh's Story: A Family Saved

    Fatemeh and Mojtaba have endured years of separation and estrangement. Fatemeh's father, a religious man, strongly disapproves of his son-in-law.  There is no more hope....

Silenced: Samira's Call

    God calls. At all times, He calls all His children to love and serve Him.  Sometimes, He calls in very specific direction, at a very specific time. God calls. '...

Action Bible App Inspiring Youth

Beautiful. Engaging. Dynamic. Could the Action Bible get any better? Well, it just did – it just became available as an App on your mobile device. The Persian translation of the Action...

Video Resources

Audio resources located here 'Ladan's story', produced by and shown at Passion 2014 conferences, gives a glimpse of the courageous Iranian church and the hunger of the Iranian people for...

The Books of Moses

Elam Ministries has recently published a new translation of the five books of Moses, the Torah. As with all its publications, the final product is on an exceptional standard, both in terms of the...

Internet Church Growing

Almost every night a zealous Christian, whom we will call Hussein, has meetings with his internet church. Scores of his members come on line at the same time; they can see him, as he teaches the...

Reaching the unreachable

This account from David Yeghnazar, Elam’s Executive Director, helps show that reaching the unreachable begins with training the right leaders. I was about to walk into the room. How bad...

Satellite TV, Reaching Millions: Lights, Camera, God's Spirit in Action!

Every week Elam’s evangelistic and teaching programmes are being broadcast directly into millions of homes throughout Iran. In the last few years satellite TV has helped the Gospel reach vast...

From drug dealer to Church planter

In 2002, Mojtaba was dealing drugs in the night-clubs of London. It had been his trade for years. Then, one day a Christian friend invited him to a party. When Mojtaba arrived at his friend’s...

He brought prostitutes home

“How can I forgive my husband? At night he locks me and my child in a room, and then he brings prostitutes into our family home.” These were the words from Maliheh, a distraught viewer of the...

Mullah happily receives a New Testament

This story shows how crucial New Testaments are for evangelism. Even Mullahs cannot resist them… Morad found himself sitting next to a frustrated Mullah in a government office. They had both...

Books

Elam publishes well established authors such as C.S. Lewis in Persian, and recognised Iranian church leaders like Dr. Mehrdad Fatehi. Hundreds of titles are available for Iranian Christians at...

How Churches are Planted in Iran

Planting churches in Iran sounds like a difficult challenge because of the real danger of persecution. But ask an Iranian house church leader, "what is your stratergy for planting churches in...

One Amazing Day

Church planters Jalleh and her husband Bahram were imprisoned in 2009 for several weeks because of their faith. But they remained strong and believed God would still use them in Iran. Then one...

The Light Shines

Thank you for helping us shine the light of Christ into Iran this year. The light cannot be contained. In Iran today, once the light shines on one family member, it soon reaches others. The...

Iran - A Gateway Nation

When it comes to missions and Iran, most people do not know what to do with Iran. From a geographical point of view, people try putting Iran with the Middle East, but that does not work...

Isfahan: The cultural capital

Resting in the centre of Iran is Isfahan (or Esfehan), one of the country’s great historical cities with 2,500 years of history. Numbering over a million people, it has a great wealth of cultural...

Tehran: Easy to get lost in this mega-city of 15 million

With over 300 km of roads crisscrossing 686 sq meters of modern urban sprawl it is easy to get lost in Tehran: but not to be alone. There are about 11000 people living on each of the cities...

Shiraz: City of poets and flowers

  Shiraz with over 850,000 inhabitants is the capital of the southwestern Fars province of Iran. One of the most beautiful, historical cities in the world. Persian has its origins in this...

Kerman: City In Focus

The Anglican church used to have a church in the city, and operate a hospital. Both were closed down after the revolution. Today there are very few known Christians there. Kerman city, the...

Qom: Iran's holy heartland

Situated in central Iran just east of a large salt desert sits Qom. It is one of the most important cities in Iran from a religious perspective. Founded in the 9th century, it is the seat of...

Mashad: The imam has a shadow

  Up to 20 million pilgrims each year and tourists visit Mashad, Iran’s second city of three million in the north east of Iran. Shias look to the Imams, the direct descendants of Mohammad,...

Unexpected Friends

Mehdi and Simin, a young couple who completed Elam's evangelism training, needed somewhere to stay in a city in central Iran, where they planned to distribute New Testaments and share Jesus with...

Iran at a glance

  POPULATION 77 million AGED 15 to 30 40% LITERACY 93% (of the adult population) INTERNET USE 34% LANGUAGE Persian (Farsi) ALSO SPOKEN Arabic, Kurdish, Luri,...

Iran burns Bibles, Christians send in more

In May 2010 the Iranian government announced it had burned hundreds of Bibles and New Testaments, according to a report in the Vatane Emrooz newspaper . The official (from ‘The Centre For...

Widely distributed: Iranian news channel confirms distribution of New Testament

On January 12, 2010, a major Iranian media agency, 'Shia News,' published a full length article on their website, alerting readers to the distribution of Elam's pocket New Testament and other...