We have joined the world of social media and launched Farsi Facebook and Instagram pages. These apps are popular with Iranians, and our pages are growing in popularity, Many Iranians have been learning about Jesus Christ through our posts.
Our posts vary from day to day. We often promote content on the Radio Mojdeh website. Recently we promoted a two-part radio program series on our Youth Round Table discussions on the topic of persecution. We often include an intriguing photo to capture people’s attention. We always encourage our friends to share the web link with their friends if it has blessed them.
Another strategy is to pose a challenging question. For example, we might ask: Can Christian women dress however they like or wear any kind of makeup they like? The goal is to “stir up the pot,” as one of our producers puts it, and to get people to think. Other questions might center on Bible verses: What does the Apostle Paul mean when he says he can do all things through Christ Who strengthens him?
We often post Bible verses because God's Word can have a powerful effect on people. Or a beautiful photo and interesting description might lead our friends to a blog, perhaps based on a Biblical theme such as the narrow door.
Whenever our friends ask questions, our follow up department posts answers. If it is a confidential matter, we send private messages to the people. But after that we connect them with an email address for further contact and counseling.
The goal is to use Facebook and Instagram to move people to our Radio Mojdeh website, satellite radio broadcasts, and mobile apps where they will find more information about the Gospel of Jesus Christ in written and audio format. Instagram and Facebook are cutting-edge tools that can be used to uniquely penetrate the hearts of the Iranians of today.