Imagine losing your job, house, friends, and country all at the same time. Now imagine losing it all because you took the command to follow Jesus seriously!
This is the story of Saeed and Daniya, their son Eiliya, and Daniya’s mother, who are from Iran. About 12 years ago, through a number of incredible circumstances, Jesus burst into their lives changing everything forever. Realizing that they had been given a precious gift that was simultaneously very dangerous, they walked forward with passion into their new life in Christ. From helping to lead groups of house churches, to counseling persecuted Christians, to smuggling Bibles across borders, these folks dove in deep. And they knew there was a possibility that following Jesus could result in losing everything else. Twelve years later, this outcome became a reality, and they had to flee. Ecuador seemed to be the best option of three countries to turn to. Saeed and Daniya have not hesitated to continue the ministry they had in Iran right here in Quito with other refugees and immigrants. We are so thankful for what Jesus has done and continues to do in and through them!
Since their life-shattering decision to follow Christ, this dear family has become our family. Right now, their son is not in school because of cost and educational need. We believe what is best for Eiliya and this family right now is to partner together to send him to Alliance Academy International by January 2018. This comes at a price.
This is an invitation for the global church to join a local church (English Fellowship Church ) and a parachurch organization (Alliance Academy International ) to bless this family. Will you join us? Consider a one-time gift, or communicate directly with us if you believe you could commit to monthly gifts for the year.
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