Bring Hope for Ishmael To Your Next Event

We love to share the story of how God broke through a lifetime of bitterness and lies to bring healing and reconciliation to our hearts. Find out if we can join you for your next event or conference. And check out our Event Schedule to see if we’re coming to your area soon.

2014 Feast of Tabernacles Conference in Jerusalem


An ordained minister, and author of Once An Arafat Man, Tass has been interviewed on the radio many times and appeared on the 700 Club as well as the Christian Broadcasting Network, CBN. He has spoken at the “Epicenter Conference” with Joel Rosenberg in San Diego, in April 2009, and again in Jerusalem in 2011. He also was a part of the program of speakers at the “Inside the Middle East Conference” in October 2010 that was hosted in Chicago by Chosen People Ministries and Moody Bible Institute. Most recently, he was a speaker at the Feast of Tabernacles celebration presented by the ICEJ in Jerusalem centering on “Restoration”. Tass travels the world sharing his story of Reconciliation and Redemption.

Some of the topics Tass can speak on:

      • His Testimony of Reconciliation
      • Israel and the Nations
      • The Legacy of Abraham’s Family Tree
      • Current Events and their Relevance in the Bible

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Karen has a heart for women to find their full potential of God’s will in their lives. She understands what it means to truly wait for God to move in your life, and to trust God beyond what you can see right in front of you. Her own experience of 19 years of marriage to a Muslim man has given her an understanding of the heart of women living in the middle east. Her role as mother and teacher to “at risk” high school students has given her a unique perspective on family issues and she has brought her message of God’s reconciliation in her own life to congregations, conferences and women’s groups. Sharing her story all of over the world, she was invited to speak at the United Nations Conference, titled, “The Day of the Christian Woman” in Paris, in March 2009.

Some of the topics Karen can speak on:

      • Her story of Hope and Reconciliation in Marriage
      • The Women of the Middle East
      • Living in Submission to God
      • Finding God’s call on your life

Farah Marvil


Farah was born and raised in the Kansas City area to a multi-cultural family. As the daughter of Tass and Karen Abu Saada, that cultural diversity would lead to a personal journey toward God when she was a teenager. At the age of 15, through the love and prayers of her parents and youth pastors, Farah dedicated her life to Christ. Those same youth pastors would inspire her own desire to serve in ministry. With a passion to continue the work that God began with her father 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 and counselor. 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.

Some of the topics Farah can speak on:

      • Her story of Finding her Identity in Christ
      • Ministering to Third Culture Kids
      • Continuing her Father’s Story of Reconciliation through Hope for Ishmael
      • Muslim Outreach and Training