Official Language: Persian; Farsi, Darsi and Tajik are major dialects.
Religion: Shi'a Islam is the state religion.
Geography: Area - 1,648,196 sq. km. Situated between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf.
Five of Joyce's books have been translated in the Farsi language; over 80,000 copies have been given away through various outreaches.
- 2017: Hand of Hope provided immediate relief after a 7.3 earthquake with clean-up and rebuilding.
Leadership TrainingHand of Hope has partnered with John Maxwell's EQUIP leadership training ministry to conduct the Million Leaders Mandate, a global initiative striving to train at least one million leaders worldwide.
Television and Radio
Joyce’s Enjoying Everyday Life television show is available in Farsi, Urdu, French and Arabic in select areas of the country.