Articles tagged: Tajikistan
BRINGING HOPE TO THE NEXT GENERATION
Parastoo Poortaheri, from Iran, is the Presenter of SAT-7 PARS’ weekly children’s program A Girl’s World. Here, she shares how she wants to use this platform to bring hope to the next generation of Persian girls.
WOMEN FINDING HOPE IN DESPAIR
Being a woman in the Middle East can be challenging at the best of times. But what if you are a woman struggling with financial insecurity and raising children on your own? Nasrin, a SAT-7 PARS viewer from Iran, was one among the millions of women searching for hope in the midst of loneliness and despair.
PASTOR DISCIPLES TAJIK BELIEVERS IN OWN DIALECT
Rustam endured a life of poverty, tragedy, and crime before a Damascus-style conversion brought him to Christ. Now a Pastor who has served in both Tajikistan and Afghanistan, he recently recorded SAT-7 PARS’ first discipleship series for Tajik viewers.
ANSWERING NEW BELIEVERS’ BIG QUESTIONS
People are coming to faith in Iran in larger numbers than ever before. But sadly, a lack of Christian teaching, combined with the isolation that many Iranian believers face, causes many to fall away. SAT-7 PARS show Question Mark seeks to support new believers during the critical early stages of their journey.
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.”
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.