Articles tagged: Encouragement
FIRST ON SCENE AFTER ISIS LEAVES RAQQA, SYRIA
SAT-7 and associate ministry Light for All Nations (LFAN) Ministries teamed up recently to record the first on-the-ground footage in Raqqa, Syria after ISIS militants left. The two networks co-produced the documentary, Al Raqqa: between Yesterday and Today, presenting a message of peace.
FINDING PEACE AMID GRIEF AND FEAR
When Pedram* found out the tragic news that his sister in Iran had been shot and killed by an armed robber, he found himself depressed and living in constant fear. “My sister was only twenty-seven years old when a burglar shot her in a jewellery shop. I wept and grieved by her grave for forty days.”
REACHING IRANIANS DESPITE COMMUNICATION BARRIERS
As widespread protests continue across Iran, a governmental block on social media platforms has limited SAT-7’s communication with viewers of the Persian-speaking channel SAT-7 PARS. Recent protests have seen thousands arrested and at least 20 killed.
SHARING WOMEN’S STORIES OF HOPE IN HARD TIMES
When Amira asked God for a marriage that was “out of the ordinary”, her prayer was answered – but not in the way she had expected. She and her fiancé, Farid, had a full and happy life serving alongside each other in their church until Farid’s sudden and severe kidney failure changed everything.
ARE WE ASHAMED OF JESUS TODAY?
New Year marks a time of new beginnings – a time to reflect and restart. It’s an opportunity for Christians to challenge themselves; rededicating to making a difference in the world. George Makeen examines the Gospel of Mark and what it means to live unashamed of Jesus.
UNITY THROUGH DIVERSITY FOR CHRISTMAS
This Christmas, SAT-7 celebrates Jesus’ birth by highlighting the diverse cultural and denominational Christmas traditions across the churches of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Christmas presents a unique opportunity to explain the significance of Jesus’ birth.
SAT-7 VIEWERS CHEER ON BELIEVER WHO OVERCAME ADDICTION
When Mina Henein bravely shared his story of recovery from addiction with SAT-7 ARABIC viewers, he received a surprise outpouring of love and support. Live calls flooded in from old friends, a family member, and even his boss – all expressing their admiration and respect.
YOUNG ADULTS’ SHOW BREAKS NEGATIVE VIEWS OF CHRISTIANITY
Religious faith has a bad image among Iran’s young adults. Tight restrictions and harsh penalties give many a very negative impression of belief. It is widely understood that non-ethnic Christians are subject to societal and official pressure. This instils fear of rejection or isolation those who want to learn more about faith.