Shahmirzadi in Iran

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People Name: Shahmirzadi
Country: Iran
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,100
World Population: 1,100
Primary Language: Shahmirzadi
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Persian
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Shamirzadi people live in the north of Iran on the southern slopes of the Alborz Mountains.

The Shamirzadi people work in what the United Nations calls the world's biggest walnut orchard; it has 700 trees! Walnuts are the chief export of Shamirzad, home of the Shahmirzadi people.

What Are Their Lives Like?

All Shahmirzad residents are given proprietary rights in the orchard, determined by how much land they own. Tourists visit to experience Shamirzad's beautiful gardens and lovely climate during the summer months. There have been famous people from this people group including an archeological researcher, a professor and an ambassador.

What Are Their Beliefs?

This people group is entirely Muslim. They sometimes have contact with members of other religious faiths, but not Christians.

What Are Their Needs?

They have gospel recordings, but no Bible portions, radio broadcasts or a JESUS Film.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to raise up people from the Shahmirzadi people to translate the New Testament, the JESUS Film, and radio broadcasts into their language.
Pray for Holy Spirit led believers to befriend the Shahmirzadi people and lead them to follow Jesus Christ.
Pray for a disciple-making movement to flourish among the Shahmirzadi people.
Pray that the Shahmirzadi people will learn of the goodness of God and of his kingdom.

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