The Sangisari are a small semi-nomadic pastoral mountain people of Iran. They travel some 1500 kilometers each year, during the spring and summer. They live in tents. A breed of sheep is named after them. They practice a variety of folk Islam, rooted in the ancient past.
There are three major ministry obstacles. Iran is a closed country. Their geographic isolationism and nomadism make them hard to reach. We know so little about them that those who approach them will have to start at the beginning.
A Christian anthropologist could study them, thereby gaining access to them. Radio and TV broadcasts in their language would allow them to hear and respond to the gospel from home. Iranian churches could adopt and sponsor outreach to them.
Pray for all three of these outreach ideas to soon go into effect. Pray especially for radio broadcasts in their language.
Scripture Prayers for the Sangisari in Iran.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project
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|9 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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|Semnan Province. Shahmirzadi dialect: Shamirzad north of Mehdi. Source: Ethnologue 2016