Iranian Romani (Domari) are often not included in official statistics because they have no permanent place of residence. They may be denied education because they have no identity card. They die in their single-room shabby houses as a result of simple diseases because they are deprived of healthcare facilities. Polygamy is a common practice among Iranian Romani. Families decide about their children's marriage, usually without consulting them. The two families exchange rings and the couple mostly in their teens start married life after a small party. Thus the marriage is not registered anywhere and offspring will have no identity card.
Christians need to overcome any enmity they may feel toward the Romani.
The Lord is calling many to himself in Iran. Perhaps Persian Christians will be burdened to carry the good news of Jesus to the Romani. Pray they will overcome any hesitation to do this.
"And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him." Hebrews 11:6
Pray for this people group to come to God and understand that He will reward them with His truth.
There are few if any followers of Jesus among the Romani of Iran, but pray for the many the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will desire to live holy lives, being honorable in all their conduct. Pray they will be an excellent testimony for Christ to family and friends. Pray for the Romani of Iran. Pray they will desire to educate their children, and live honest, productive lives.
|People Name||Domari Romani|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|