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Do you not say,

‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you,

lift up your eyes

and look at the fields,

for they are already

white for harvest!

John 4:35

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UPG for this episode:

The Afshari of Iran

The Afshari have a population of 350,,000 and live in Iran. They are Islam, with 0.00 % claiming to be Christ Followers.

The Afshari are a Turkish-speaking people who live primarily in northwest Iran, near the city of Kemerman. They are semi-nomadic and can also be found in Syria, Turkey, and Afghanistan. Afshari women are famous for their carpets and decorative artefacts.

Prayer Points:

1. There is no known mission work among any Afshari populations anywhere in the world. PRAY that the emerging church in Iran might get a burden for reaching them.

2. The Afshari connect to the world through radio. PRAY for a radio ministry to begin broadcasting in their language and that many might hear and respond.

3. Women enjoy a place of honour and privilege among the Afshari and some have become leaders among them. PRAY that the Holy Spirit might awaken Afshari women to the message of the Gospel, and that they might lead their children to follow Jesus.

Every year, 3.000 Afshari die without Christ, many of whom never hear the Gospel in their lifetime. Please keep them in prayer.