A Journey from Hate and Anger to Unconditional Love.
Tass Saada, an ordained minister and author of two books, Once an Arafat Man (2008), the story of his journey from all consuming hate and anger to unconditional love through a relationship with Jesus Christ, and The Mind of Terror (2016), a thought provoking look at how the church can work to change the mind of terror. He has been interviewed on television and radio many times including appearances with Stuart Varney on Fox Business Channel, In the Market with Janet Parshall, Focus on the Family and the 700 Club. He has spoken at numerous conferences on topics ranging from Middle East peace, global terrorism, and the persecuted church. His passion to see the gospel of reconciliation through Jesus Christ, presented to all – Arabs, Jews and others - is at the center of all he does.
Pointing both Jew and Muslim toward the Saviour.
Farah (Saada) Marvil, the daughter and successor of Hope for Ishmael and Seeds of Hope founders, Tass and Karen Saada,. With a passion to continue the work that God began with her parents over 20 years ago, Farah strives through love and compassion, to connect with the hearts of the people she cares for. Pointing both Jews and Muslims toward the Savior and reconciliation. She served for over seven years with Heartland Ministries as an administrator, book keeper, and youth counselor. She has also held various operational positions within the financial sector, including 3 years at US Central, a Corporate Credit Union. In 2011 she began work full time with Hope for Ishmael as CFO/Director of Operations. She is credentialed as a Certified Christian Non-Profit Leader through Christian Leadership Alliance and Azusa Pacific University.