UnreachedBy Cory Varden
In Iran the term “Azeri” is used formally for these people; however, informally, Azeris and other Turkic speaking Iranian populations are colloquially referred to as “Tork” (Turk). Despite some friction in the past, Azerbaijanis in Iran came to be “well represented at all levels of political, military, and intellectual hierarchies, as well as the religious hierarchy.” The living conditions of Azeris in Iran closely resemble that of Persians.
The region of Iran and Azerbaijan does not offer easy access to Christian workers. The Lord is calling many to His name in Iran. Perhaps Iranian believers will make opportunity to carry the good news of Jesus to the Azeris. Pray the Azeris won’t be overlooked by the movement of the Lord’s Spirit in Iran.
% Evangelical: 0.00%
Primary Language: Azerbaijani, South
Status: Few, if any, known Evangelical Christians
Persecution Rank: 5
- Pray that Azeri Christians would grow in both number and commitment
- Pray for a growing interest among the Azeri to know who Jesus is