Born in Iran, Sima never dreamed she would have to leave her home country. However, after experiencing a miraculous healing from God, Sima committed her life to following after Jesus and telling others about Him. She started hosting prayer meetings in her small apartment that eventually included over 70 people! As word of her meetings spread, Sima feared for her family’s safety so she fled to Turkey with her youngest son. After spending over two years awaiting resettlement in Turkey, Sima arrived in North Hill in 2016 as a refugee.
Sima didn’t know anyone in Akron when she arrived. However, after finding Northside Open Door Church she met fellow believers that quickly became close friends. She was introduced to Legacies of Success through this faith community and began renting from our ministry as she worked to establish a new life in the US. Over the past four years, Sima has gained financial stability using her many talents including cooking, art, and serving as an interpreter to help other new Americans adjust to life in the US.
After desiring to purchase a home for many years, Sima enrolled in our Future Homeowner program and is currently working hard towards purchasing her home on Keeney Street.