Persian Peoples of the Western Diaspora

Persians have fled extremely difficult conditions in their homeland and joined the Western diaspora in hopes of a new life, and some are willing to do almost anything for the opportunity to be allowed to remain in the area and not be deported back to their homeland. The easiest avenue enabling them to remain is to become a religious refugee. If they can be baptized in a local church, then they can present a strong case to immigration authorities to be allowed to stay. This situation presents a particular challenge for leaders of Persian ministries seeking discern who is truly sincere among those showing an interest in Christianity. Please pray for the leaders of Persian ministries to have wisdom as they work with newcomers to the area. Ask the Lord to use this situation to expose Persians to the gospel, and pray for sincere faith to blossom.