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Reaching Iran

For over twenty years Elam has been reaching out to Iran by training church planters, translating and sending in Scriptures and Christian books; and more recently with TV programmes, and websites. There is also a special department to minister to women.


Reaching the unreachable: Begins with training the right leaders


This account from David Yeghnazar, Elam’s USA Director, helps show that reaching the unreachable begins with training the right leaders. READ MORE


How Elam approaches its training


When Elam began in 1990, the training of leaders was the focus of the ministry. At that time there were less than 10 Iranian Christians from a Muslim background who had any kind of fromal training. While the nature of Elam's training programs has grown and improved over the years, the focus on training leaders remains at the heart of Elam to this day.

Two universal facts about leadership training never change: One, it is of vital importance, Two, it is not easy - all too aften training programs don't produce leaders who truly advance the kingdom. Add in the complexity of training leaders from a country that is closed to the Gospel, and you have a real challenge.

So how is Elam Ministries training leaders for the Iranian church? And what impact do trained leaders have? READ MORE



Further reading


Iranians come to the Olympics

Evangelism at the 2012 games 

Internet Chuch Growing

How technology is having an impact

The Books of Moses

Pentateuch released in Persian

How New Testaments are reaching Iranians

Testimonies of how Iranians have received their copy.

Iran burns Bibles, Christians send in more

Reports of large scale Bible burning of confiscated Scriptures.

Courage of The Couriers: What to do when caught? Witness to Christ

An account of what happened to a Bible smuggler when caught.

‘Widely Distributed’: Iranian news channel confirms distribution of New Testament

Press reports from inside Iran highlight how widespread Scripture distribution has become inside Iran.

A frustrated Mullah happily receives a New Testament

A courageous Christian gives a New Testament to a mullah he meets in a government office.


The more the church grows, the more it needs books.

Satellite TV: Reaching Millions

For many in Iran TV is the only link to the Gospel message.

Struck Down But Still Serving

Please pray for healing for TV Presenter Amir Javadzadeh.


More on the various websites that Elam Ministries operates.

Find out how Elam approaches its training

Find out how Elam equips its leaders with more than just head knowledge.