Scriptures For Iran
2019 Year-In-Review – excerpts from Elam Ministries letter dated February 2020:
A New Testament results in a family of new evangelists
In a country near Iran, an Iranian family received a New Testament from a team of street evangelists who also invited them to church. The family accepted the invitation. That Sunday, they gave their lives to the Lord. Within days, the pastor had connected each of them to a “hamsafar” to disciple them using Safar, Elam’s discipleship journey for new believers. Within three weeks, the family joined the evangelism team to help distribute Scriptures and share their newfound faith with others.
A transformed life leads to many coming to Christ
Amir desperately wanted his sister, Zahra, to give her life to Jesus – but she wasn’t interested. But as Amir grew in the Lord – and especially after he graduated from Elam’s 3-month course – Zahra could not deny the transformation in his life. After years of Amir sharing the Gospel, Zahra surrendered her heart and began the Safar discipleship journey. In 2019, she participated in a discipleship conference with Elam and now Zahra is praying for doors to open for her to serve the Lord in the Iran region. Amir has also seen his brother, sister-in-law, niece and elder sister come to faith in Jesus.
A marriage restored, a house church born
Morteza and Bahar married several years ago. Quickly their marriage began to unravel. Then Bahar was given a New Testament. She read it and gave her life to the Lord. Immediately, Bahar began telling Morteza about Jesus. He also gave his life to Christ. Their marriage has completely changed. With training, they continue to witness to others inside Iran. Through the courageous outreach, a church now meets in their home in Iran.
12/27/18 – Update:
From a thank you letter received from Elam Ministries:
“Mona, a middle-aged Iranian woman, wanted meaning for her life. One day, she met a Christian, Reza, who shared the Gospel with her. Afterwards, Monda had a dream about Jesus. She went back to Reza to learn more and gave her life to Christ. She began telling others about Jesus. Since being saved, Mona has seen God save her daughter and youngest son. She continues to witness to her husband and other son. Mona recently attended a conference with Elam. She now courageously distributes New Testaments inside Iran. Through her evangelism, seven women have come to Jesus and she continues to disciple them.”
“It is a joy to partner with you to bring the hope of the Gospel to the people of Iran and beyond.”
Elam Ministries is in the process of printing 395,000 Farsi (Persian) Scriptures this month. Please pray for us.
The Church in Iran is the fastest growing in the world. The Church is indigenous – Persian-speakers are reaching and disciplining their own people.
The harvest is truly plentiful! The cost to put a New Testament into the hands of an Iranian evangelist is $6.00.
Scriptures for the Persian-speaking world
These are significant days for ministry to the Persian-speaking world. To make the most of the unprecedented opportunities to reach and disciple Persian-speakers, more New Testaments are needed.
The Word of God changes nations – and it is having a powerful impact in the Muslim world. As Scripture gets into the hands of Persian-speakers, many hearts and minds are being transformed by the love of Christ. We believe this will result in a growing house church movement inside Iran, increased ministry in Turkey, and tens of thousands of refugees coming to Christ in Europe. Our desire is to never have to say “no” to someone who requests a Bible for a lack of supply.
This $6,000 project will send 1,000 Persian New Testaments, which cost $6.00 each, into Iran. We are grateful for your prayers and partnership in reaching and disciplining Iranians.