Many Iranians left their homeland to take advantage of the growing oil industry and the opportunities it offered them to improve their economic lives. Most Persians (Iranians) are Shia Muslims. They have a patrilineal society where men dominate the lives and decisions that their families make. Marriages are still arranged but only after the negotiations and approval of both sets of parents. The Lord is growing His church in Iran and hopefully He will do the same in Oman.
Iranians have been turning either to secularism or to Christ ever since the Iranian Revolution in 1979. In Oman, however, it's not socially acceptable for a Muslim to decide to follow Christ. This provides pushback to those who want the Savior to guide their lives.
Believers should befriend individual Persians and invite them into their home. They need to show them respect for their culture, but also share Christ.
"Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person." Colossians 4:5-6
Pray for new believers in this people group to have Holy Spirit-led words to say to their elders as they explain their new faith.
Pray that God would raise up faithful intercessors for Persians in Oman and ask God to encourage former Persian Muslims who have come to Christ. Ask God to raise up a church planting movement among the Persians in Oman.
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|