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.
POWER OF MUSIC BRINGS VIEWERS TOGETHER
A series of impactful, high-quality Christian music videos are currently bringing light and hope to SAT-7 ARABIC viewers. Produced during an impressive recording marathon in Lebanon, the diverse clips aim to bring believers from different backgrounds together in praise.
NEW DOCUMENTARY ON CAIRO’S CHRISTIAN HISTORY
Egypt’s capital is home to many churches that illustrate the country’s rich Christian history. SAT-7 ARABIC is producing Christians of the East, a new documentary that will bring this fascinating, little-known past to life by telling the stories of Cairo’s churches.
“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.
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.
SERVING A DIVERSE CHURCH OVER CHRISTMASTIME
This year’s days of carolling and feasting has now past for most of the West, but for many in the Middle East and North Africa, Christmas is just about to begin. While the region’s Protestant and Catholic believers celebrate the birth of Christ on 25 December, most Orthodox churches follow the older Julian calendar.