Rampant civil unrest provides GCM with ample opportunities to spread the gospel and necessary provisions through the Underground Church.
NAMPA, Idaho, December 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As Iran continues to fight against civil unrest, Global Catalytic Ministries (GCM), a leader in disciple-making around the world Middle Eastraises $2 million in vital funds to provide underground church leaders with resources to serve the Iranian people. While many Iranians feel hopeless, the Underground Church is seeing rapid growth in disciples, including a large number of young people.
Protests have led to a global youth movement, as the Western world sees the reality of life Iran through social media and YouTube. Videos of young Iranians knocking turbans off the heads of clerics in rebellion against the regime and its form of Islam have spread around the world. Globally, youth support for the movement is growing day by day. Even famous TikTok personalities join the conversation. Samuel Abraham Perez (TikTok: @samuelabhamDisagreement: https://discord.com/invite/EXVS3R7YnV) and David Latten (TikTok: @davilatting1Disagreement: https://discord.com/invite/MurfVtGUdw) discuss the topic with younger Westerners.
Because of this unrest, many countries will not offer help Iran, leaving people without basic necessities. As one of the few organizations that can participate Iran, GCM is seeking support from people around the world to collect critical resources. Funds raised will go directly to meeting the physical needs of the Iranian people, including food, clean water and safe accommodation. By meeting these needs, the Underground Church is able to care for people, both physically and spiritually, as they risk their lives to make disciples.
When these recent events started happening in Iran I got very upset and lost my calm. Then I read the story of Christ and then I understood who he was and why he came. It became clear to me why God was holding me,” says a leader of the underground. Stories like this are getting shared more and more. As Iranians witness the brutality and mistreatment of their government leaders, they are seeking true peace.
With the help of generous donors and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, GCM has helped plant 824 underground churches in more than 112 cities around the world. Iran. The Church not only survives, it thrives in the turmoil. In fact, in the past 2 months if Iran has been divided by protests, Iranian underground church leaders have planted 5 new churches and established 50 new Bible study groups. Instead of uniting to overthrow the government, these groups come together to pray for their enemies and heal from past pain and trauma. Only by fully trusting God and the power of the Holy Spirit are they able to do this.
“The Lord moves in the pain and anger of the Iranian people,” said Pastor X, an underground church leader. “How do we deal with people hurt by the protests? We love them Christ first. We befriend them, cry with them when they cry, and then take them on a journey to heal them from the emotional, physical or even psychological pain caused by the protests and violence.”
Please consider supporting the Underground Church. Help our native Disciple-Makers to disciple, minister, train and plant churches Iran. For more information on the movement taking place in the Iranian Underground Church, check out Sheep among wolves Part II. You can also partner with GCM to expand their disciple making ministry by visiting them https://catalyticministries.com/giving/. Your generosity will help provide food, medical supplies, secure communications to connect with the worldwide Church, and more.
About Global Catalytic Ministries
Global Catalytic Ministries (GCM) is a leader in the disciple-making movement in the Middle Eastrapidly transforming Muslims worldwide Jesus Christ through deliberate disciple-making, church planting, outreach, and leadership development. The documentary “Sheep Among Wolves Part 2exposes the experiences of GCM underground church leaders as true sheep among wolves.
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