Daily Topic for May 10, 2017

Matthew 16:26, NIV
What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?

Pray that the Iranians in the urban United States will understand that they cannot ignore their spiritual lives. Pray that they will understand that Jesus offers what no one else can give.

Iranian Muslims in the Washington, D.C. Area

by MS, guest writer from Global Gates

“Tell me about Christmas,” the inquisitive Iranian asked. Banaz had been living in the D.C. area for four years and was curious about all the festivities. Her friend replied, “Are you interested in the cultural or the spiritual meaning of the holiday?” “Is there a spiritual meaning behind Christmas?” Banaz asked.
Banaz represents a large portion of Iranian Muslims in the Washington, D.C. area. Quick at adopting western culture, many are upwardly mobile and blissfully unaware or uninterested in Christ. They are among the most educated and successful immigrants today in the United States. Though they value relationships, they also value prestige and material goods.
Unfortunately, another aspect of western culture acquired by so many Iranians is the idea that one’s theology is personal. As such, many do not attend public worship gatherings. This can be casually observed by the disproportionately small number of Iranian-attended Shi’ite mosques, given the local population is commonly estimated at over 100,000 Iranians.

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Pray that Iranian Muslims in the Washington, D.C. area would become disillusioned with the emptiness of worldly success and become captivated by the love and forgiveness found only in Christ. Pray that many Iranian believers in the urban US will gladly share their faith in the Savior with them. Pray that the desire for close relationships will prompt these Iranians to seek and find Jesus.

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