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Strategic Initiatives

PERSIAN INITIATIVE

His name was Jonah.  He was our taxi driver.  We just had an incredible week ministering and now Jonah was taking us back to the border to our country. When we heard his name was Jonah we asked him if he knew about the story of Jonah from the Bible. Many Muslims are named Jonah because he is  also a prophet in the Quran. But when we asked him that question he got very mad.

 

He told us; “you know we are on a desert road and I can kill you both!” 

 

That was a very scary moment, but with wisdom from the Lord we asked him if I could talk to him about the Bible and if you do and if he didn’t like it, then he could kill us.

 

We spent a couple hours in the taxi talking to Jonah about some prophets that are in the Quran. He had many questions. He never met or talked to someone who was a follower of Jesus before. By the time we arrived to the border, Jonah asked us if there was someway in our next time in the country to bring him a New Testament so that he could read to himself more about the truth about Jesus. 

At the same time, pray

also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the

mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison — that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.

Colossians 4:3-4

There are over 179 million Persian people in the world, with the majority residing in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. Just like Jonah, they are far from the Gospel due to the resistant political and religious control of Islam. You can help us to communicate the glorious news of the Gospel!