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Persian in China, Hong Kong

Persian

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
800 Persian, Iranian Islam 1.00 % 0.90 %   

Persian in China, Hong Kong

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Introduction / History
The Persians are a people rich in history and culture, love and laughter, respect and honor. They enjoy a rich history of many empires of kings and kingdoms, poetry, art and advances in math and science. They were ruled by a king (the shah) until the late 1970s, when the last one was overthrown by Islamic revolutionaries. Now Iran is an Islamic nation under the ayatollah, or Shi'ite Muslim leader. The revolution is still fresh in many of their memories and the current government has a heavy hand on them in many aspects of their life. Some have fled Iran for places where they can breathe free.

Where are they located?
Persians are mostly in Iran; however there are many living around the world, with large populations now in Germany, England, and the United States. A small number live in Hong Kong.

What are their lives like?
Most of the Iranians who live in Hong Kong are from the middle and upper classes. Persians in Hong Kong are noted for their participation in various arts such as music and painting.

What are their beliefs?
Though they are officially Shi'ite Muslim, most Persian refugees are secular. They don't want to have anything to do with the religion which is ruining their country of origin. But some are finding Christ, especially in secular Europe.

What are their needs?
Persians need a spiritual hunger that will give them the willingness to embrace Jesus Christ. He came not to put them under the bondage of the law, but to set them free from sin and death.

Prayer Points
* Pray for a willingness to allow Jesus to change their lives.
* Pray for the complete harvest of the Persian people, who have been flocking to the cross both inside and outside of Iran.
* Pray that the Persians in Hong Kong would join Persians around the world who are becoming part of God's kingdom.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among Persians to begin in Hong Kong.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14371/HK
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14371/IR
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranians_in_China
https://www.facebook.com/Hong-Kong-Iranians-704766916244171/
https://groups.google.com/forum/

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Country: China, Hong Kong
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Northeast
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
Maps
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Persian
People Name General: Persian
Alternate People Names:
FarsIrani
पर्षियन
ROP3 Code: 107987
Joshua Project People ID: 14371
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 800
Population all Countries: 41,266,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Persian
People Name General: Persian
Ethnic Code: CNT24f
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Persian, Iranian (800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pes    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.90 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam98.30 % 
Non-Religious0.20 % 
Other / Small0.50 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1546-1965
New Testament:
1815-1979Audio
Complete Bible: 1838-1995
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Persian, Iranian
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 0 - The Savior Trailer
Film / VideoThe Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / VideoZume Project - Making Multiplying Discip ...
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: New Millenium Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Persian Old Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Today's Farsi
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Persian in China, Hong Kong

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