Dry and dusty. Rocky and hard. Much of the soil in the Middle East is like this.
But the soil of Iran is rich and fertile, even so from a spiritual perspective.
Amir*, a young Iranian man with a ponytail, received the Book of John and heard the Gospel from a group of believers. Amir was so interested, he met with an evangelist that evening to learn more.
The next day the same group of believers saw Amir on the street. He wanted another Gospel of John to give to a friend. Amir took the book and stood in a building doorway with his friend. He excitedly told the friend about the book as they looked through the pages together.
A while later, Amir came back to the group and asked for more books. He had gathered more friends on the street, and they needed this message too. Amir came back even later and asked for several more books to take home and give to friends.
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Source: Baptist Press