Persian World Outreach Prayer Points  November 2002

TEAMWORK:
T -  Together
E -  Everyone
A -  Accomplishes
M - More

Phone: 856-878-9799
Email:
pwo@worldmail.org 

Websites: www.persianwo.org & www.farsinet.com/pwo

Thanks for taking the time to pray through these requests.  Some are PWO requests.  Others are from partners around the world.  Prayers are being answered!   God is glorified!

CHRISTIAN
LEADERSHIP
TRAINING:
Pray:
  • IRANIAN BIBLE SCHOOL (IBS) IN USA:

    • Please pray for the students who study by correspondence in various parts of the world.

MOBILIZING & EQUIPPING CHRISTIAN WORKERS: Pray for:
  • E & S, an Iranian couple who continues to minister among Iranians in California. Pray for the last stages of their paperwork to be processed and for strength and wisdom as they minister.  

  • Another Iranian-American couple, A & P as they consider ministering through a church planting partnership with PWO in the USA

  • C., a young Iranian man who is ministering among Iranians in VA.

  PWO CHURCH PLANTING:
USA - CALIFORNIA: Please pray for:
  • EMMANUEL PERSIAN CHURCH:
    • Please pray for  M.  an Iranian man from a Muslim background who will be baptized on 11/10/02.  He has been studying and learning  about the Bible for several months now.
    • The Elders of the Emmanuel Persian Church. 
USA - VIRGINIA - DC - MARYLAND: Pray for:
  • Iranian & Afghan Christian Fellowship:
    • On November 17 & Sundays after that the Iranian and Afghan Christian Fellowship will gather at 12:30 p.m. at McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22082 in Room 1203-1204. 
      • Please pray for this new beginning and for the local Iranians partnering in this ministry.
  • Praise the Lord for many new contacts that have been made.
  • Pray for other Iranian Churches that meet in the VA/MD area.
  • Pray that out of these all these churches God will raise up leadership.
   PARTNERSHIPS & NETWORKING:
USA - AFGHAN FELLOWSHIP IN LOS ANGELES, CA:  
  • We praise the Lord that the Afghan believers in L.A. are having their own fellowship. 
  • Pray for their gatherings.
  • Pray for their leadership meeting this month. 
INTERNET TEAM: Pray for:
  • J & N who continue to develop www.persianwo.org 
  • Continued growth in this important area of missions outreach.
  • There have been many contacts with Iranians through this web page both in and out of Iran.
    • One example is an Iranian Christian woman from Tehran who wrote:
      • "Dear friends: Thank you for your good site.  The hymns (from ALEF to YA) you have put in your site are very useful."
      • Pray for this woman in Iran.
  • Please pray for the translation of this site into Persian.
USA - RADIO AND TV BROADCASTING: Pray for:
  • Iranian Christian TV broadcasts going out from LA to Iran and throughout the Persian Diaspora via satellite.
  • Radio broadcasts are also going out from other parts of the world to Iran.
  • Praise for increase in opportunities via TV and radio to spread the gospel and for the testimonies of salvation and Christian growth that have come as a result.
SAT-7 STARTS
FARSI TV BROADCASTS TO IRAN & AFGHANISTAN
 
  • NICOSIA, 5th September 2002 - SAT-7 began its regular broadcasts for Iran on Thursday 12th September 2002. The one-hour broadcasts will initially transmit at 12:30 (noon) and 20:00 hours Iran time, on Thursdays and Fridays (the Iranian weekend).  The service is also available to viewers in Europe, at 10:00 and 17:30 CET on the same days.  It is hoped to expand the broadcasts to a daily service over the next couple of years. The Farsi language programs will be broadcast on SAT-7's digital channel but under the separate channel logo of ICB (Iranian Christian Broadcasting).
    • Exact channel information: Eutelsat Hot Bird 3 at 13 East (digital service from 12.379 GHz, Vertical Polarity, 27500 symbols/sec, FEC 3/4)
  • SAT-7 is a satellite TV service for the Christians of the Middle East and North Africa. 
   USA:
  • A Christian sister in the US writes:
    • "Please pray for Mahran, Khalid, and Ali--young guys who accepted Christ and long to see Him work in their lives".
USA - NEW JERSEY / NEW YORK:  
  • Please pray for the JFM (Jesus for Muslims) Christmas banquet scheduled for Saturday, December 7th.

  • Pray for a team to reach out to Iranian and Afghans in this strategic area of the US.

USA - TEXAS: Pray for:
  • Praise God for a new fellowship of Iranian believers getting started in Houston.
  • Iranian believers in Amarillo and for the American Church helping them to grow.
  • An Iranian Christian Conference  will be held at Mt Lebanon Conference Center near Dallas TX on Nov 7-10. The Main speaker is Mr. Arman Roshdi.
   OVERSEAS:
BELGIUM: Pray:
  • Missionary friends write:
    • "We want to share with you the results of your prayers, our friend from Iran was baptized at the church.  The church was so crowded that the children had to sit on the floor. But the most precious moment came as this Iranian brother shared his testimony.  He spoke of contacts he had had with Christians in the past, but that the timing just wasn't right.  Then he came to the Center.  B. was able to share with him what it meant to follow Christ. He accepted Christ. Afterwards as B. prepared to baptize this Iranian Christian, he spoke to the congregation of their responsibility to encourage him and to help him grow.  By way of demonstrating their commitment, B asked those who would take on this responsibility to stand.  As one the entire congregation immediately stood. It was a testimony to the cohesiveness of this group of believers."
      • Note:  PWO was able to send several sets of the "10 Basic Steps for Christian Growth" and other Persian Christian materials for the Iranian believers there.
  • Please pray for this Iranian Fellowship and for this newly baptized Iranian believer.
FRANCE: Pray for:
  • A Christian friend writes:
    • "Please pray  for an Iranian man in Paris who accepted Christ who is having difficulties. He needs good Christian friends, peace, a strong mind, and a job." Please pray for Christ's strength and encouragement at a difficult time.
GREECE: Pray for:
  • Pray for N & R, a dedicated Iranian Christian couple who are ministering among Persian speaking refugees.  N. and his wife write:
    • "Please pray for F., an Afghan lady in Athens who has not accepted Christ. She has many young sons."  N. continues his letter: "At the end of a service I asked who wanted to receive Jesus.  One boy raised his hand.  Then he went to the prayer room while his parents were talking and eating. This teenage boy said, 'I want to receive Jesus now.  I knew Him (Jesus) from Iran.  I bought one small book about Him in Tehran.  I read it secretly.  I knew something about Him.  One month ago, I took New Testament here and read it.  I am ready to receive Jesus now and also my parents.'" I said, "Go, call them!"  After asking many question to confirm their faith in Jesus, I led them in prayer for acceptance.  They knew that they were sinners and that the only way for salvation is Jesus who came to flesh and died for the sins of many. The  boy and his parents opened their hearts and received Jesus. This is the work of Jesus in the lives of people who are coming through Helping Hands".
      • NOTE: Praise: Nader writes: "We prayed for a worship team and God sent two Korean sisters and one of them, Meriam, plays keyboard during worship in Persian Fellowship.  After 2 years we worship God with instruments now". Praise God for the work being done in Greece.
IRAN: Pray:
  • Please continue to pray for Iranians in Iran who are in need of Bibles, Christian literature, and church home.
  • That the home churches will continue to grow. 
  • Praise for the gospel being shared with seekers in Iran via the internet.
KOREA: Pray:
  • For several Iranian Christian Fellowships there.
  • Pray for P., a Korean brother, and Sister A. and others who are ministering among these Iranians.
  • Praise for Iranian Christian materials that PWO was able to send there for Iranian believers.
MALAYSIA: Pray for:
  • For an Iranian Christian in Malaysia that is studying by correspondence.
  • Also for a small group (7) of Iranian believers there that they bear fruit.  Pray that the Persian Christian materials sent to them will be used effectively.
NEW ZEALAND: Pray for:
  • An Iranian Christian leader writes:
    • "I  need to inform you that recently (over the past year and a half) there has come to be a small group of Farsi speaking Christians here in Auckland, New Zealand who meet fortnightly and pray.  We are now five families.  We are planning to establish an outreach for Farsi speaking people in Auckland.  Would you please pray with us."
PAKISTAN: Pray for:
  • Iranian refugees suffering in Pakistan. 
  • K & M, a dedicated Iranian couple serving among Iranian and Afghan refugees.  They are unable to meet in a church building but continue to minister in homes.
  • God's direction and strength. 
THAILAND  
  • Pray for Iranians in Thailand that are evangelising and discipling other Iranians there.
  • An Iranian Christian man writes: 
    • "We (3 other believers and I) are leading our church. Last month we had Bible class with 9 persons. PTL! It was wonderful.  They are interesting to coming to learn from the Campus Crusade for Christ (New Life Training Course) and they want to serve the Lord. Last month we had a baptism - 4 believers were baptized. PTL! This month we have another baptism. Right now we have 31 believers. Last year many of them left Thailand because of the UN. God still working."
  • Please pray for this Iranian Fellowship in Thailand.
SINGAPORE:  
  • Pray for a man who ministers in this country. He reports an estimated 100 Iranians there and does not know any Iranian believers.
   LITERATURE DISTRIBUTION:
CHRISTIAN MATERIALS
& RESOURCES:

 

  • NEW RESOURCE!!! Rock of Salvation Persian Music CD by Sokrati with music by Arya is now available through PWO. See contact inforamtion above.

  • Praise the Lord for many Persian Bibles, Christian books, and booklets that PWO received from different Christian groups that will be distributed among Iranians and Afghans here in the US and abroad.

  • TRANSLATION WORK:

    • Praise God that 7 New Testament Books in Gilaki have been completed.

    • To see available Iranian Christian Resources go to www.persianwo.org under "bookstore".

  • TRANSLATION PROJECTS:

    • Please pray for the  Persian translation of "Persians in the Bible" by Allyn Huntzinger which is scheduled to be completed by April 03.

CHRISTIANS & CHURCHES WORLDWIDE:  
  • Please pray for those who are ministering to Iranian and Afghan people in their local neighborhoods and via the internet with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Many contact PWO for resources and prayer.
VOLUNTEERS & MISSIONARIES NEEDED:  
  • Please continue to pray for those called and gifted for ministry with computerizing inventory, distant learning program development, accounting, simple data entry, and typing and translation of Christian materials into Persian.
  • PWO is also interested in partnering with others called to minister among Iranians in the Diaspora in various parts of the world.  
  • PWO invites you to support this work prayerfully and financially.
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