Samira Page, founder of Gateway of Grace, a nonprofit that serves refugees, is a force to be reckoned with in Dallas, Texas, where she helps people assimilate, find employment and secure affordable housing after they come to America. But its her powerful personal story that started decades ago in her native Iran that only adds to the intrigue surrounding her work.It

was there, inside the restrictive, Islamic country, that Page said she experienced a vision as a child that forever changed her spiritual trajectory. Growing up as a nominal Muslim, she had very little experience with the Christian faith.“When I was 6, I had a vision of the Virgin Mary and I had no idea who she was,” Page recently told Faithwire. “There was this huge rock — this lady came from behind a rock, she took my hand and she said she was Mary.” READ MORE