Amin P.K.

Zendeh (Living) Church, British Columbia
Lead Church Planter
Burnaby British Columbia
Zendeh (Living) Church
May 28

About My Family

My wife, Sepideh, and I grew up in Iran. We met for the first time in a church in Tehran. Very quickly, we became good friends. After three years, we got married in Istanbul. In 2006, we immigrated to Vancouver.

We didn't have any family or friends in Vancouver, so we thought about moving to Finland where Sepideh's family was living. However, when we saw many Iranians becoming refugees or immigrating to Vancouver, we decided to stay and reach out to them.

Sepideh is a student working toward becoming a counselor. She wants to help families, as the divorce rate is increasing dramatically. I am a part-time accounting student. I chose this branch of study because of my background work in Iran and the flexibility that this job provides as I can work and do ministry as well.

About My Church Plant

After six years of ministering among Farsi speaking people in metro Vancouver, we started Zendeh Church's public services in March 2012. We want to reach the approximately 50,000 Farsi-speaking people who live in metro Vancouver.

Some of them come through the United Nations' refugee agency, some come as university students and some as entrepreneurs or skilled workers. But all of them come with the goal of finding a better life. As the pastor of the Zendeh Church my mission is to evangelize and make disciples and leaders, so people can find a better life in Jesus.

We have a vision for building home groups in Farsi-speaking concentrated areas and have our Sunday services in Burnaby Church, which is in central Greater Vancouver.

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Pray for the Farsi-speaking people in the Greater Vancouver area. Pray that God would prepare their hearts to hear His Word. Pray for our training programs as we make disciples to become disciple makers and build a living church. Ask the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join us.

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Fund ID: G0DERA-Pour Kaveh,Am
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