Last night I had the opportunity to preach at a P.C.F. (Persian Christian Fellowship) gathering. Although it is not set up as a church, P.C.F. offers Christian songs, a sermon, scripture reading, and prayer – all in Farsi, the native language of Iranians and many Afghans. The P.C.F. group meets every Sunday evening and attracts believers, seekers, and those who simply desire to be with other Persians. P.C.F. has proved to be one of the most effective outreach ministries of our team. It offers a safe place to hear the gospel message and ask questions about Jesus or the Bible.
Although I have taught bible studies through translation, this was the first sermon I’ve ever given through translation. It is difficult to find a rhythm, since you have to pause after every sentence. It’s a humbling experience, as it makes you all the more dependent on the Spirit’s work to convict and convert. Because of some staff changes, I look forward to having a greater role in the ministry of P.C.F. Please keep this important ministry in your prayers. Pray for clear presentations of the gospel. Pray that God would continue to raise up new believers and spiritual seekers. And pray for the leadership of P.C.F. in the midst of some staffing challenges. Thanks so much for your continued support and prayer.