Articles tagged: Iran
SURVEY REVEALS SAT-7 PARS’ LIFE-CHANGING IMPACT
A recent survey of SAT-7 PARS shows that large numbers of viewers are growing in their personal relationship with God by watching the channel. Almost 25 percent said they had committed to following Jesus, and over 60 percent said that SAT-7 PARS helped them grow their faith.*
SAT-7 PARS’ AUDIENCE DOUBLES IN LESS THAN A YEAR
In May 2017, SAT-7 PARS significantly expanded its audience reach by launching on the Yahsat satellite. New Audience Relations data shows that the number of viewers contacting SAT-7 PARS has almost doubled.
CHILDREN SHARE THEIR DREAMS WITH SAT-7 PARS
Recently, SAT-7 PARS’ children’s program, A Girl’s World, asked children to share their hopes and dreams in pictures. “I dream about a world with happiness for kids and their parents, a world without war, hunger, and without any fears for all children.”
FROM A LIFE OF ADDICTION TO FREEDOM
SAT-7 PARS Presenter, Miltan Danil, was a drug addict and gang member in Iran for ten years before a miraculous encounter with God radically changed his life. Now, his story is bringing hope to thousands in Iran and beyond.
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.
“I FOLLOW CHRIST WITH ALL MY HEART”
For some in Iran, following Christ means persecution or death. Yet, for Masood*, following Christ is well worth the risk. Masood previously felt that life had little substance to offer, saying that he lived in a “purposeless, fake world.” That is, until he found a Bible and SAT-7.
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.