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IRAN FOR CHRIST MINISTRIES was started in 1991 by Pastor Elnathan and Nazanin Baghestani with a vision to serve the growing church in the Iran region. From the beginning, IFCM's passion was to train and equip Iranian Christians to reach and disciple their country men. In1996 they arrived in USA from Iran to begin their fulltime ministry training. Since then, IFCM has seen many years of God's faithfulness. By God's grace, the ministry is growing and is being used to strengthen and expand the church in the Iran region in a significant way.
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Philadelphia was founded for a special purpose and with a special intention. It was situated where the borders of Mysia, Lydia and Phrygia met. It was a border town. But it was not as a garrison town that Philadelphia was founded, for there was little danger there. It was founded with the deliberated intention that it might be a missionary of Greek culture and the Greek language to Lydia and Phrygia; and so well did it to its work that by A.D. 19 the Lydians had forgotten their own Lydian language and were all but Greeks … That is what the Risen Christ means when he speaks of the open door that is set before Philadelphia.....