UPDATE: Please come to Northminster on February 10, 2013 at 9:15 to our Adult Education time in the Fellowship Hall to hear about the mission work being done by The Rev. Sadegh Sephehri and Aziz Sadaghian. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Beloved sisters and brothers,
Greetings and Happy New Year!
This is with a great joy to be back in the Northwest. I thank God for you, your ministries, and your prayerful support of the amazing work that God is doing among many nations. I have three good news to share with you.
First, on regular basis I receive joyful emails telling me that one, two, or more individuals from Iran or Afghanistan have accepted the Lord. As someone once said, the Holy Spirit is gone out of control! Amid the severe persecution of Christians in Iran, many disillusioned Iranians walk out of Islam and into the Light of the World. It seems that the Stars that led the Magi from the East (Persia?) are still shining and many wise people seek the signs of the King of kings. Praise the Lord for what He is doing in our very midst.
Second, currently the PC (USA) has two mission co-workers serving the Iranian Diaspora in Germany and Eastern Europe. Ever since 1998 Rev. Sadegh Sepehri (wife: Pouran) and Aziz Sadaghian (wife: Nezhat) have been proclaiming the Good news to the Iranian and Afghani refugees in Germany. Many have accepted the Lord because of their ministries. Christianity Today in a recent article (July 17, 2012) reported that Rev. Sepehri has baptized over 500 Iranians in Germany. Another American missionary pastor has baptized over 2000 Iranians in the southern city of Nuremberg.
Third, from February 2nd through 17th, the two mission coworkers (Sadegh and Aziz) will be staying with my family here in Seattle. They are here to meet you and spend some times with your congregations. I am sure you will be blessed meeting them and hearing a report about their ministries. In return, I am sure, meeting and having a little time with you will encourage and bless them too. I would like to invite you to consider arranging a weekday (day or evening) gathering, or a Sunday worship with our two brothers. I will be the contact person to arrange the time, and I also will provide their transportation too. Please feel free to contact me by phone or email (listed above) to arrange this.
Thanks for your time and many blessings,