-COURTESY OF MUSLIM JOURNEY TO HOPE-
Afshin was born in 1972 in southern Iran in a city called Abadan.
His earliest childhood memories was the islamic revolution in 1979.
When he was about 8 years old he remembers a plane flying
about 40 feet above his head and a few seconds later there was a
loud sound and the ground shook. This was the first bomb
dropped by the Iraqi Airforce. At this point they got into a car and
left everything they owned and went to a city about an hour
away. When the Iraqi's advanced they had to move four more
times before they had to leave the country in 1987. As a 15 year
old he crossed the dessert walking into Pakistan and witnessed
the poverty in Pakistan. From 1990-1992 he spent time in
Bangladesh as a missionary while waiting to move to Canada. He
is now the founding member of I AM Thirsty Ministries in
Vancouver. Afshin is married and have six beautiful children.