DESPITE RISK, DEMAND FOR BIBLES RISES IN IRAN
Satellite television and other technology help safely share Scripture
April 20, 2017Print this article
Despite intense persecution and the risk of torture or imprisonment, the demand for God’s Word in Iran is on the rise. That’s why spreading Scripture through satellite television, safe booklet distribution and other technology is so critical today!
Believers in Iran face the very real threat of arrest and imprisonment for their faith. Christians have been put in chains, imprisoned, driven from their homes, and even martyred. Yet, more and more people want to know God through his Word. The Bible gives hope and strength to persecuted believers and reaches even more with the light of the gospel.
Here is a glimpse of the eternal impact we’ve already seen:
- One Christian media agency in Iran reports that every week they receive 60 Bible requests and more than 100 Bible downloads daily. Another agency reports that in a three-day campaign, more than 30,000 electronic Farsi Bibles were downloaded.
- Thousands and thousands of micro SD cards containing the Bible and Scripture materials have been distributed.
- More than 10,000 booklets with the good news in Farsi were handed out on the streets of Istanbul.
As God provides, American Bible Society will work to reach even more believers safely through satellite television and other technology with his Word.
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