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“Hamsayeh” in Farsi means “Neighbour”

 

Jesus commanded his followers to “love your neighbour as yourself” (Mark 12:31) and there is no better way to obey this command than to share the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed. This lies at the heart of our vision and is expressed in our name: hamsayeh which means ‘neighbour’ in Farsi. While every person in the world is of course a neighbour, our focus is on one people group often overlooked by churches: Persians (whether from Iran, Tajikistan or Afghanistan). As well as concentrating on the Persian diaspora living in the UK, which is estimated at 400,000, in the last few years the ministry has expanded to those living further afield.

Many long for hope and a purpose in life.

Disillusioned by religion and subject to the harshness of life that it brought I was desperate for freedom and change. I longed for hope and a purpose in life. Over the years I tried to find fulfilment in many ways but eventually only true freedom, hope and purpose were to be found in Christ.

This is the story of millions like me in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. They are spiritually hungry and are searching for food for their souls. Their need is urgent and their hearts are ready for the truth, the only truth that can set them free.

In light of this Hamsayeh International has been set up to seize this window of opportunity to introduce some of the most vulnerable, desperate and spiritual needy in our world to the transforming power of God.

In essence, this is a story of beggars showing other beggars where to find food…”

Amir Arian
Founder and Director

"....for such a time as this." Esther 4:14 (ESV)
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Iranian women reading Hafez's poetry

NEW VACANCIES - ESOL TEACHER

Is God prompting you to do more with your skills, experience and spiritual gifts that he's given you? Are you a committed Christian, ESOL trained & have easy access to West London? Do you have an interest in reaching out to ladies who come from Iran and Afghanistan?

We are looking for a FEMALE teacher to join our small team and growing ministry in West London. This position is unsalaried and the hours are part-time.

If keen to find out more please contact us.
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Prayers & Latest News

It is encouraging that many are coming to faith in Christ in Iran and believers would value prayers for protection as many house churches are under threat of attack by the authorities. Many were detained late last year and have not yet been released.  Pray especially for a man called Sina Moloudian, aged 26, who was arrested in Esfahan in Iran in January in front of his parents.  Officials confiscated his Christian materials and allegedly beat him before placing him … read more