The Bakhtiari Family Mission!
The Bakhtiari Family Mission!
As a family we live to honour God and to demonstrate His Love to the world around us.
We model living as multicultural and multigenerational community.
We serve displaced and marginalised people to help them feel welcomed and accepted.
We reach out to those who don’t know God as He can and wants to be known.
We teach, preach and sing about the Way, the Truth and the Life – Jesus.
We train believers and help them grow in their relationship with God, in faith and character.
We are constantly growing and learning ourselves.
We are totally dependent on the Holy Spirit.
We are working in our Father’s business.
We follow Jesus.
We want to see the “unwanted” of this world welcomed into the House of the Father.
We want to see displaced and alienated people receive their eternal Heavenly Citizenship.
We want to see the uprooted find their refuge under the Tree of Life.
We want to see families restored and reunited by the Prince of Peace.
We want to see those who are hungry for Truth being fed with the Bread of Heaven.
We want to see captives set free and those in darkness released by the Light of the World.
We want to see blind eyes and deaf ears opened to the Living Word.
We want to see the lame leap and the mute sing to the Lamb of God.
We want to see people of all nations, tribes and tongues worship Jesus as King of Kings.
Javad grew up as an Afghan migrant kid in Teheran, Iran.
In his early twenties he left Iran and came to Europe as refugee. Here he came to faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God.
After 4 years of waiting for asylum in vain Javad travelled to his father’s country, where he almost lost his new found faith. Through a miracle he got connected with other believers, which was a turning point and changed his life forever. Together with this small faith community Javad started to go through discipleship training, but then persecution became life-threatening, which led to him and many of the other believers leaving the country for safety.
Javad finished his discipleship training in India and then once again made his way to Europe to seek asylum.
When he reached Austria he got involved in serving the Persian speaking community in the local church right away. After his asylum case was accepted he received education as retail salesman to then work in the clothing trade for several years. At the same time he maintained his commitment to the church and today is serving as deacon for the Persian speaking community. Javad is married to Karla and together they have two precious daughters.
Karla grew up in a traditional Austrian family. After finishing school she moved to South Africa to work as a volunteer with street children. In South Africa she became part of a vibrant church community and stepped out of a Christian religion into real relationship with Jesus Christ, which changed her life forever. Back in Austria she did her diploma in Social Pedagogy and also completed her Masters in Music Education while also serving in a local church. During several years of working with young refugees she specialised on Afghanistan and started feeling a strong call for this nation. Karla left Austria again to get trained at a School for World Missions in the Philippines with hopes to be sent out to Afghanistan. This did not happen though, instead, upon her arrival back in Austria, she got to know Javad who had just arrived in the country too and whom she married one and a half years later. Now Karla is busy with raising the girls and making the Love of God known among those around her.
In this church I received my first Bible in my own language Going back to Germany, where 12...