From a Wife's Perspective

When I agreed to marry Reza, I knew that our life together would not be boring. I knew that we loved Jesus and we loved each other, and love is all you need right? The whirlwind of 2014 took us out of familiarity and safety and deeper into God’s arms.... deeper than we would have gone if we would have stayed safe.

Many of David’s Psalms begin with prayers and tears but end in praise.This pattern represents well how our last 18 months have gone! Psalm 61:2 says “From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety.” (NLT) I can truthfully tell you there have been many times that my heart has been overwhelmed...but every time the Lord is faithful to pull me up higher to that rock of safety!

I am so looking forward to seeing how God will use my skills, education, training and heart in this next season not just at home but with Athletes in Action too. My first priority is making sure that our sweet babies are loved, safe and well but as they grow and need me less I will be venturing into the AIA world more.What a blessing it is to find a ministry that so matches what my heart’s desire is: to help women live authentically as who God created them to be.

Your prayers are coveted and appreciated.There is no way to express how humbled we are by your support and love.Thank you, so very much. May God bless you and yours this summer!


Allyson Zadeh