Just Like the Book of Acts: Sasan Tavassoli

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For Meditation

One of the pillars of Third Church is local and international missions. This Sunday we have the privilege of hearing from one of the missionaries we help support through The Outreach Foundation, Dr Sasan Tavassoli. Dr. Tavassoli is a former Shi’ite Muslim from Iran. In 1985, Sasan came to faith in Christ as the result of the ministry of a group of American missionaries while living in Portugal. He has devoted his life to building up the body of Christ among Iranians through a ministry of teaching that is carried out in three overlapping circles of work. The first is ministry with Iranian Christians, both inside and outside of Iran. The second is a satellite teaching ministry focused on Iranian believers. The third is ministry with non-Iranian Christians who wish to engage in effective witness among Muslims. He is an ordained minister of Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO). 

Sasan is married to Kenna. They have two children, Karisa and Kalen, and make their home in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 2007, Sasan joined staff at The Outreach Foundation and serves as a missionary among Iranians in Iran and among the Diaspora. 

We are excited and honored to have Dr. Tavassoli preach this Sunday and to hear about how God is at work in Iran and in the Middle East.

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Acts 1:6-8

6 So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?”

7 He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Due to our guest preacher this week, we will not be providing a Reflection Guide. We'll pick them up again next week with our new sermon series!