Persecuted Iranian Plumber Finds New Hope Through Help The Persecuted Enduring Livelihoods Business

When persecuted Iranian plumber was forced to flee Iran, he struggled to find work in the new country he moved to with his family.

IRAN —When persecuted Iranian plumber *Hamid was forced to flee his home country of Iran he struggled to find work in the new country he moved to with his family.

However Christian ministry Help The Persecuted helped him start his own plumbing business through their Enduring Livelihoods initiative. Not only is this enabling him to feed his family but he is using his work as a ministry opportunity to his customers by praying for them and even sometimes providing his services for free for those who can’t afford it.

*Name changed/faces blurred and location not revealed for security reasons.

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Not only do Christians continue to face extreme persecution throughout the Middle East, but they also find it extremely difficult to find work. That becomes even more challenging when they flee their country and become refugees. That was the case for Hamid when he moved from Iran to a country that we can’t disclose for security reasons. However, Christian ministry Help The Persecuted step in through their Enduring Livelihoods initiative to help him start his own plumbing business by providing much needed equipment and a vehicle.


I used to have a job in Iran, but I left everything and fled persecution. Because of the economic situation, it is very difficult to find a job. With the support from Help the Persecuted, I started my business and expanded. I am able to feed myself and my family.

Hamid says the support he’s received has also helped him to grow in his Christian faith, which he demonstrates through praying for and sharing with his customers.


I pray for everyone I now. And I love to pray and even share my prayers and my faith with customers whom I meet everyday.

Hamid says this support was life-changing, to the point that he wants to give back by helping others in need.


I am also able to work for others who cannot afford the service, for free! I can share the blessings with others even at a lower price.

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About Help The Persecuted

Rescue. Restore. Rebuild. Help The Persecuted has been supporting suffering Christians with practical and spiritual help since 2011 and in 2018 was established as standalone charitable organization. We pray our efforts will empower the global Church to flourish not just in Middle East and North Africa, but also in the Western world as we share in their suffering and bear their burdens. Help The Persecuted is a 501(c)3 organization and a member of ECFA, the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability

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