Unreached of Day: 2022-1-10

Persian in Iran

Persian in Iran
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Persian in Iran

Persia – the name evokes ancient memories mostly from the Bible. Israelites living in Judah in 586-587 BC were taken captive and exiled in Babylon, which came under Persian rule some time later. Tehran, the capital of what is now Iran, is home to many ethnic groups and the Persians are one such group. The Persians are very family oriented. Modern Persian women highly value their appearance and many wear designer fashions.

Ministry Obstacles

The government of Iran is strongly opposed to anything they perceive as Western, including the gospel.

Outreach Ideas

The government of Iran tries its best to stop the spread of the gospel, but Iran remains the fastest growing church in the world, thanks to their government-dictated form of spirituality. It is reported that many are coming to Jesus Christ through supernatural encounters. Now seems to be God's time for drawing the Persians to himself.

Scripture Focus

"See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship."  Exodus 31:2-3

Scripture Prayer

Pray that as members of this people group become part of God’s holy family that they will also find His purposes for them.

Prayer Focus

Pray for believers to be so filled with the love and joy of having a relationship with Christ that others would take whatever chance they need to belong to him. Pray for God to draw Persians to himself through supernatural encounters. Pray for the spread of the gospel in Iran to continue to be blessed by multiplying house church movements. Pray for entire families to come under the conviction of the Holy Spirit and understand that Jesus Christ died for them so that they can live for him.

Persian in Iran

People Name: Persian
Country: Iran
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 38,142,000
World Population: 42,533,200
Language: Persian, Iranian
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherent: 2.6%
Evangelical: 0.40%
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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