Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Iran Mazandarani

Iran, The Mazandarani People

For Wednesday, 17 September, Ramadan 2008. "Loving Muslims Through Prayer"

The Mazandarani speakers of Iran number between 3 and 4.5 million people who live mainly in the Mazandaran province and neighbouring provinces bordering the Caspian Sea, in northern Iran. The more educated Mazandarani can read Farsi well. This people is almost 100% Shi’a Muslim, and Islam has been present in this province for about 1,300 years. In Iran it is a capital offence to convert from Islam to another religion.

There are a number of small cell churches and scattered believers throughout the region. In addition there are individual Most Mazandarani believers readily recognize the benefits of audio materials in their language and are eager to promote Scripture translation activity. Radio and satellite broadcasts are being planned. Training and discipleship of believers is being done discretely with small numbers of people in Iran.[Full Text]

Prayer Starters:

  • Pray for receptive hearts towards the Gospel.
  • Pray for the few Mazandarani believers to grow in faith and develop ministry skills, and to becoming increasingly active and effective in witnessing discretely within the restrictions of their hostile environment.
  • Pray for spiritual and physical protection of the believers (several have endured persecution).
  • Pray for the Mazandarani Scripture translation team and their work.

+ Google Map Link: Iran

+ YouTube Video Link: Sights and Sounds Mazandaran- North of Iran [3:30]

+ Gospel Language Link: Hear the Prodical Son message in MAZANDARANI--

You are welcome and encouraged to forward these e-mails to others.This is an excerpt from the 30-Days Muslim Prayer Focus booklet, also available in Switzerland (French).

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