Iranian Christians International Inc.P.O. Box 25607
CO 80936, U.S.A.
Phone: (719) 596-0010
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ICI 2011 Report: Status of Iranian Christians WorldwideWe estimate that the Iranian Church Worldwide has grown to over 200,000 beleivers by 2010 year end (this does not include about 300,000 secret beleivers.) A quarter of these believers live outside of Iran. Also, three-quarter of Iranian Christians are from a Muslim background. We praise the Lord for the work of the Holy Spirit and the faithful ministry of His servants in saving and nourishing these lives.
ICI Ministry Report: 25 Years - 2005
Yes, it has been 25 years! As you read this, it has been exactly 25 years from the time we were planning the very first ICI conference held in May 1980, near Philadelphia. The first issue of Mojdeh was published in June 1980. It was only in English and it was not in a magazine format.
Now about 70 conferences and 70 issues of Mojdeh later here we are still in touch with you and still building on our friendship. And for all these years you have been faithful in praying for us and supporting us financially.
And because of your prayers and financial support, God has enabled us to be part of an unprecedented spiritual awakening and disciple making effort among Iranians and Afghans.
In 1979 there were less than 300 Iranian MBB.s (Muslim Background Believers, i.e. Christians from Muslim families) and only about a dozen Afghan MBB.s. Now the numbers are estimated to be 70,000 (excluding the secret believers) and 5,000 respectively. While the number of Iranian churches and fellowship groups outside of Iran was two, it has now grown to over 100. In the meantime ICI has also helped over 1,000 persecuted Iranian and Afghan families as well as MBB.s from other countries with their resettlement in their new homelands where they worship God free from fear.
ICI has also played a key role in establishing the Iranian Christian identity. Twenty five years ago, Iranians thought an Iranian Christian was someone from an Armenian or Assyrian background. And Americans thought that Iranian Christians did not even exist and all Iranians were fanatical Shia. Muslims.
Now as we look to the future, it looks even brighter. We expect tens of thousands of Iranians and thousands of Afghans to be added to Christ.s church annually.
We now pray for 500,000 Iranian MBB.s and 25,000 Afghan MBB.s by 2015. This prayer is not just based on our imagination, but on how God has demonstrated that with Him all things are possible.
Thank you for your support during the past 25 years. - Abe Ghaffari
Who is ICI?Iranian Christian International, Inc. (ICI) ministers to the approximately 8 million Iranians and Afghans living outside their countries today. ICI works closely with many mission organizations, churches and Christian workers. The ICI ministry is sustained through the prayers, contributions and commitment of those who share this vision.
Mojdeh is published by ICI. It is supported by donations of Iranians and non-Iranians who share ourvision for Iranian and Afghan evangelism, discipleship and training. The donation for one year's subscription is $8.00 for the U.S. (students $5.00) and $11.00 abroad. Mojdeh has a circulation of 4000 and is distributed in over 30 countries.
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