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Life as an Iranian Christian Refugee

In today’s episode, Chrissy and Dara Lynn have a conversation with Amir, a young Iranian man currently living in North America. Amir shares about his experience of growing up in a Christian family in Iran, becoming a refugee in Turkey for 9 years, and finally, being resettled in Canada. 

Amir’s story gives helpful insight into what life as a refugee, particularly a Christian refugee, can look like. His story includes the challenges and the unexpected possibilities of being a refugee, all of which are part of how the Lord brought Amir back to Himself. Amir also shares how the Lord has called him into business and he is eager to see how he can use his work to benefit God’s church.

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Life as an Iranian Christian Refugee

In today’s episode, Chrissy and Dara Lynn have a conversation with Amir, a young Iranian man currently living in North America. Amir shares about his experience of growing up in a Christian family in Iran, becoming a refugee in Turkey for 9 years, and finally, being resettled in Canada. 

Amir’s story gives helpful insight into what life as a refugee, particularly a Christian refugee, can look like. His story includes the challenges and the unexpected possibilities of being a refugee, all of which are part of how the Lord brought Amir back to Himself. Amir also shares how the Lord has called him into business and he is eager to see how he can use his work to benefit God’s church.

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