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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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Introducing Radio Hamdam

After many years of prayer, research, waiting, training and trialling RADIO HAMDAM, Hamsayeh’s internet radio, is now live and broadcasting globally.

HAMDAM in Farsi means close companion and it’s our prayer that as listeners journey with us, not only can they hear the life-transforming Gospel of Christ proclaimed but also be strengthened in their faith, irrespective of where they live. It’s all in Farsi so listen in on www.hamdam.co

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Prayers & Latest News

Ismaeil Maghrebinejad,  a 65 year old convert from a muslim background, has been sentenced to three years in prison for insulting ‘Islamic sacred beliefs’.[1]  He also faces charges of acting against national security. Ismaeil like other Iranian believers have suffered repeated harassment from the government and wider society.  About ten years ago Ismaeil was attacked and narrowly survived. Please pray for Ismaeil and his family that they would know God’s comfort and help at this time and that these charges … read more