Easter Event – Belfast

We were thinking and praying about how we could encourage Iranians and reach out to Iranians in Belfast that are not connected to the Iranian church. We decided to organize an afternoon of worship in Farsi on Easter Sunday. We invited Darius an Iranian Pastor & Worship leader who lives in the Netherlands to come and lead the Worship for our Easter Event and help with the outreach. Marco a pastor from the Netherlands was also invite and he played the keyboard. They were joined by Pedrum and some of the Iranians from Belfast. George a local believer joined us and sang a few English songs for us. We invited our supporters to come to the event and see how the ministry has grown and to be blessed by the worship. We were blessed with about 20 English speakers. Normally Iranians are familiar with 10-15 minutes worship in a church service but they were blessed with a few hours of worshiping and praising God in their own language. There was a great sense of worshiping the Lord and the presence of the Holy Spirit. The worship was so encouraging we went over time enjoying the worship.

This was the first big event we organized, since the beginning of the ministry in Belfast. We learnt a lot from this first event, and we are hoping and praying in the future we can do an event like this every year.

 

The Lord is working in the lives of Muslims and Iranians and we love to be able to do more outreach events amongst believers to encourage them in their faith and help them to grow and to reach out those who don’t know the Lord Jesus as their Lord and Savior yet. This is only possible with the Lords grace and your prayers and financial support

Posted 28/04/2017

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Iranian Church Belfast

The monthly Iranian Church Service in Belfast is growing very fast. We now have over 50 Iranian coming to the service on a monthly basis. There are new Iranians arriving in Belfast all the time.

The weekly Thursday Bible Studies are going well and also growing. I have seen the fruit of how these Bible studies have helped the Iranians grow in their faith and come to see and share the love of Jesus for themselves and others. We are so thankful to Keith Preston and the staff at the Meeting Point for the opportunity and space to do this.

We are so thankful to God for the team in Belfast that has helped the Ministry in Belfast to grow. Wilson & Dorothy have been with the Iranian Ministry since it started in 2009. Stanley & Dorothy came on board a few years after them. Without these two couples the ministry in Belfast would not be able to function and grow the way it has over the last few years. There has been some hard times through the years but through all of these they have continued to love Iranians and support them not matter what. We really want to honour and commend them for their service to the Lord Jesus Christ and his people especially Iranians. Recently Janeen Martin has come on board as an associate mission partner with Irish Church Missions to help further the work amongst the Iranian Women in Belfast. The plan is for Janeen to start a Women’s Bible Study and a prayer group and to work with the team to further the ministry to the ladies.

Posted 11/04/2017

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Iranian Church Dublin

The monthly Iranian Church Service in Dublin is going well. At the last service we had over 25 people. Many of the Iranians coming to the Iranian Service now have their status and live in Dublin and this has helped the Iranian Church in Dublin grow.  I continue to have a weekly group and one to one Bible Studies, and go to visit Iranians in their homes and try to encourage them and help them grow in their faith. One of the other things I do is help them practically by trying to find them houses to rent, to get connected to Social, Setting up utility Bills and opening Bank accounts. This can be very challenging at times as I don’t think a lot of the places realize how difficult it is for Asylum Seekers and Refugees to set all these things up when they don’t know the system and cannot speak the language.  The good thing is that most of the time  I don’t have to go looking for Iranians they all come to me when they arrive whether they are Christian or not and this gives me opportunities to share the Gospel with those that do not know the Lord Jesus Christ.

Posted 03/04/2017

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