Research begun on Farsi translation
It is not unusual to receive a new request at Clear and Simple Media for a translation of Simple Truths. Sometimes, the way we receive them is.
In a recent conference near Toronto, we were connected, in what could be called a “chance encouter” with an Iranian pastor. He had escaped Iran a number of years ago under severe persecution and made his way to Turkey, where he now lives.
After coming to faith in Christ, he studied theology and now works in a pastoral training project among the Iranian refugees in Turkey. He was introduced to Simple Truths at the conference and immediately asked us to translate the work into Farsi for use among the Iranian believers.
Within a few days of the request, CSM began research on a Farsi translation. We hope to have the work completed in early 2017. We are also looking for other locations outside of Turkey to distribute a translation once it is completed.
There are more than 24,000 Iranian refugees registerd with the UN in Turkey. Many more are there as unregistered displaced persons. Most, if not all, have contact with family who remained inside Iran.
Farsi (sometimes called Persian) is spoken today primarily in Iran and Afghanistan, but was historically a more widely understood language in an area ranging from the Middle East to India. There are also ignificant populations of speakers in other Persian Gulf countries (Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates), as well as large communities in the USA.