SUNNYVALE, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2005
International Antioch Ministries (IAM)Â, today announced a partnership with Joyce Meyer Ministries for the translation and broadcast of Enjoying Everyday Life television programs into Iran. Thanks to IAMÂs daily worldwide satellite broadcasts, millions of Iranian Muslims and thousands of new converts have been able to watch Joyce MeyerÂs Enjoying Everyday Life programs in Farsi (the Iranian language) five times a week since April 2005.
Pastor Hormoz Shariat, PhD, founder and president of IAM said, ÂThese programs are being very well-received by Iranian viewers. Many viewers have told us that they appreciate Joyce MeyerÂs down-to-earth and practical teachings, as well as her sense of humor. Her programs have caused many oppressed Muslim women to be attracted to the freedom offered to them in Christ. She has also inspired and encouraged many Iranian Christian women toward having a public ministry. A young lady who recently gave her heart to Jesus told IAM, ÂJoyce Meyer has inspired me grow in my faith and knowledge of Bible. My vision is to be the Joyce Meyer of Iran.Â Such comments about these Farsi-language Enjoying Everyday Life programs have been pouring in to us at IAM. We are delighted to be working with Joyce Meyer as a tool of the Holy Spirit to bring the Gospel to Iran.Â
According to Joyce Meyer, ÂWe have great compassion for the abused and emotionally-wounded, and we know there are millions in Iran who need to hear the healing message of Jesus Christ, which will set them free and bring many to wholeness. As Jesus says in John 8:31,32, ÂIf you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], You are truly My disciples. And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.Â I am consumed with a passion to bring healing to every Iranian in every area of lifeÂspiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, financially, and socially. Thus, we are delighted to be partnering with Pastor Hormoz Shariat and International Antioch Ministries to reach the people of Iran and Iranian speakers around the planet.Â
ÂBy fearlessly sharing her personal experiences, along with Bible-based illustrations, verses and themes, Joyce Meyer is bringing hope to millions of Iranians,Â added Pastor Hormoz Shariat of IAM. ÂThrough our translations and transmission of Joyce MeyerÂs Enjoying Everyday Life programs, Iranian men, women and youth are being discipled by one of the worldÂs leading Christian Bible teachers. We are very pleased that families in Iran, and especially the women and girls, will be able to find freedom, and a hope and a future with these programs, which share Jesus Christ as the answer to their sins, suffering and oppression and the only answer for salvation and life everlasting.Â
About the Broadcast:
Joyce MeyerÂs Enjoying Everyday Life programs in Farsi (the Iranian language) are being broadcast five times a week via Telstar 12, Intelsat 5 and Hotbird 6 covering the Middle East, Europe, the United States and Canada.
About Joyce Meyer:
Joyce Meyer holds an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a PhD in Theology from Life Christian University in Tampa, Florida. She is the author of 70 books, which have been translated into more than 63 languages. Her Enjoying Everyday Life television program is broadcast to two-thirds of the globe. Additionally, her radio program is broadcast on hundreds of stations worldwide. The Joyce Meyer Ministries web site, http://www.joycemeyer.org, receives hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world every month. Joyce travels extensively conducting conferences to groups all over the world. Joyce and her husband Dave, the business administrator at Joyce Meyer Ministries, have been married for 38 years. They reside in St. Louis, Missouri and are the parents of four children.
About International Antioch MinistriesTM (IAM):
Leaders in winning Muslims to ChristTM, IAM was founded by Muslim converts to Christianity in 2002. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, IAM's live, prime-time pastoral call-in satellite TV show into Iran (ICTVTM), has been the catalyst for bringing thousands of Muslims to Christ. IAM plants churches, trains Iranian-speaking Christian leaders for ministry, develops Iranian language evangelistic and discipleship materials and provides humanitarian support to Iranians worldwide. IAM's California-based church plant, The Iranian Christian Church, is the largest MBB church in the USA. IAM is a non-denominational, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization devoted to fulfilling The Great Commission: first to Iranian Muslims and then to the rest of the Muslim world. Organizational supporters include The Voice of the Martyrs, CBN, Sammy Tippit Ministries and Joyce Meyer Ministries. For more information, contact International Antioch Ministries, at its new headquarters at: 740 E. Arques Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085. Tel: 408-732-5050, fax: 408-732-7575. Or visit http://www.iam-online.net. Additional viewer testimonies and hi-res JPEG files available upon request.
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