Intercession is a journey into the presence of God. Long for God's kingdom to come and for his will to be done as you lift up the names of the peoples of Central Asia.
Download and print your invitation to join IMB personnel working with Central Asians in a day of prayer and fasting on June 18, the first day of Ramadan. May God open many eyes to the beauty of the gospel of grace.
In the 10th century, Tatars converted to Islam. Six centuries later, the Muslim Tatar people suffered atrocities “in the name of Jesus” at the hands of Ivan the Terrible. That dark period of Tatar history continues to be an obstacle to the gospel after more than 500 years. Join in prayer and fasting on April 26.
July 02, 2015
Mazandarani of Iran There are an estimated 4 million Mazandarani (pronounced mah-ZAHN-dar-on-ee) living in Iran along the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. They enjoy a thriving agricultural economy, which has benefited from an influx of oil revenue. They grow rice, tea, fruit, and cotton, and are known for breeding Arabian horses, a breed of humped cattle, and buffalo. There are many fisheries along the Caspian Sea, and the caviar from this area is considered to be the best in the world. The Mazandarani were the last converts to Shiite Islam and now belong to a group known as the "Twelvers." There are isolated Mazandarani believers and some underground fellowships. It is estimated that among them, 1 out of 2,300 (0.04 percent) are Christian. Efforts are underway to translate the Gospel of Luke, which is nearing completion. No other Scriptures are yet available. Pray for the salvation of the Mazandarani people.
Behind the Ottoman glory, behind the gleaming waters of the Bosporus, and behind the postcards, the neighborhoods of Istanbul are in desperate need of the Gospel. Learn about twelve of Istanbul’s districts and pray for God to work for His glory in Istanbul’s neighborhoods.
Women serving in Central Asia invite you into their world, sharing with you some of the issues and deep hurts revealed when women gather around a steaming pot of tea. This booklet includes a guide to hosting a prayer tea.