On March 20, Iranians will celebrate Persian New Year (Norouz). Feasts will be shared. Schools and workplaces will close for two weeks. Many will go on vacation.
At this joyful time, many Persian-speaking believers will be out on the streets in tourist hot-spots in the Iran region, giving out Scriptures and sharing Jesus.
The glorious reality is that many find salvation because of this annual outreach.
We are praying that over 10,000 New Testaments will be given out during Norouz this year. The majority of Iranians receive the New Testament gladly and take them home to Iran, where they can have huge impact.
Stories like Masoud’s are why we are so excited for Norouz:
Last year a young man, Masoud*, joined a Persian-speaking church in a country near Iran. Masoud's uncle had returned from a previous year’s Norouz vacation with a small, red New Testament. Reading that New Testament started Masoud on his journey to faith in Jesus.
Please join us in praying for:
- The evangelism teams: energy, unity and divinely appointed conversations
- Non-Christian Iranians: open hearts
- Huge impact from the thousands of New Testaments that will be given out
- Grace and peace,
Executive Director of Elam