The mission of Elam is to strengthen and expand the church in the Iran region and beyond.
Elam was founded in 1990 by senior Iranian church leaders with a vision to serve the growing church in the Iran region. From the beginning, Elam's passion was to train and equip Iranian Christians to reach and disciple their countrymen.
In 1979, there were less than 500 known Christians from a Muslim background in Iran. Since the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iranians have become increasingly disillusioned with Islam. The political, economic, and spiritual situation in Iran has resulted in a deep spiritual hunger for truth. Iran may be a closed land, but the people have open hearts.
Iranians today are seen as the most open Muslim people to the Gospel in the world. More have become Christians since the revolution than the previous 1,300 years put together. Today, many estimate that there are closer to one million Christians from a Muslim background inside Iran. Given the underground nature of church growth, this number could actually be much higher.
Because Iran is a strategic gateway nation, the growing church in Iran will impact Muslim nations across the Islamic world.
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