HEARTS AFLAME:TARANA LINDSAY, CHARMING CO-HOST & PASSIONATE WITNESS
On Fire for the Lord
One of the first things you recognize in Tarana is her passion. When you speak with her, she looks right at you, almost through you, as if she can see your words before you speak them. When she laughs it comes from deep inside and her joy infects everyone around her. Her passion for life is strong, but her love of the Lord is a fiery flame. She explains it this way, “Azerbaijan is a land of fire. That’s why Jesus gave me a burning fire.”
A New Life
In her early life, Tarana had “many sorrows, disappointments, troubles and difficulties.” When she was 30 she came to a point where she had no hope and decided to end her life.
Then she said, “Jesus extended me His hands from the heaven and gave me a new life.” Tarana’s flame was lit. “For 16 years I worked as a lead translator for the Azerbaijani Bible Society. Also I wrote poems on the words from the Holy Scriptures, wrote songs for well-known Azerbaijani singers…I organized home church gatherings, Bible Studies and shared the Gospel.”
A New Country
When she was 47 she surprised everyone by marrying Gerald Lindsay and moving to America. “In Azerbaijan I looked into the Caspian Sea and cried. My tears went into the sea, but Jesus Christ dried my tears. In America, I love the colorful sky with it’s rainbows and birds. Now the sky is my prayer partner.”
Of her ministry in America, Tarana says, “I share the Gospel through social media with Azerbaijani and Turkish people. I invite Turkish and Iranian people to my home and share the gospel with them.” From her arrival in America, she has prayed for more opportunity to share her Lord with the people of Azerbaijan and Central Asia.
After five years the Lord answered Tarana’s prayers in a mighty way. She heard of the work GHM was doing in Central Asia, so she wrote a letter to Steve Sharp, the founder. One thing led to another and Tarana became the Sweet Conversations co-host.
“In the past, it seemed as if my phone never stopped ringing with calls from people who had come to the Lord. They had so many questions! After my participation in Sweet Conversations, the calls have doubled! Many have questions about Jesus Christ after watching us on YouTube. Those who have been saved want to share the joy of their salvation.”
Set Your Heart Aflame
Like Tarana, you can partner with Global Heart Ministries to fulfill the Great Commission in this generation. Together we can bring the light and the truth of Jesus Christ right into the living rooms of every deceived child, every oppressed woman and every hurting home. This is our message. This is our call.
We invite you to join this vision as a volunteer, a prayer warrior or a financial donor. Contact us today by phone or email. Let us know how you’d like to partner with us as we reach out to the most unreached regions of the world.