“WE ARE RESILIENT – BUT FOR HOW LONG?”: VOICES FROM BEIRUT
I have just returned from Beirut, Lebanon. With the elections looming this weekend, the city is plastered with banners and posters of the different political parties, their colours and slogans on massive billboards along the highways.
PRAY FOR UKRAINE: VOICES OF MENA SURVIVORS
“Today we want to pray for Ukraine and ask for the Lord’s peace. We want to say to all those oppressed and hurt that you are not alone,” said Sirene Semerdjian, presenter of SAT-7 ARABIC current affairs program You are Not Alone, as she opened an episode dedicated to survivors of the Ukraine war.
VIEWERS LEARN FROM THE STORIES OF REFUGEE SURVIVORS
Stories told by vulnerable refugees sheltering in Egypt from turmoil in their home countries have hugely impacted SAT-7’s viewers, prompting a vast outpouring of compassion and care.
STANDING WITH THE SUFFERING IN UKRAINE
“Our eyes are on the suffering Ukrainian church. We are suffering with them.” These words by SAT-7 TÜRK presenter Volkan Er opened a discussion of the crisis enveloping Ukraine and its European neighbours in a recent episode of Worldview.
HONOURING MARGINALISED WOMEN IN IRAN, AFGHANISTAN, AND TAJIKISTAN
SAT-7 PARS’ live women’s program Insiders is challenging culturally accepted actions and behaviour that restrict women’s rights and lives in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, and reinforce the notion of women as second-class citizens. A special episode of Insiders broadcast on Women’s Day, 8 March, will highlight the role of women as heads of households and as breadwinners.
IRANIAN WOMAN TESTIFIES TO SAT-7 PARS’ IMPACT IN HER LIFE
Laleh*, an Iranian viewer of SAT-7’s Persian-language channel SAT-7 PARS, recently described how the channel has helped her grow in faith and find peace in Christ. Through its programs and dedicated viewer support teams, SAT-7 PARS has been serving viewers in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan for over 15 years.
AFGHAN MOTHER SPEAKS OF HOPE IN CHRIST DESPITE EXTREME ISOLATION
Afia*, a Christian mother in Afghanistan, reached out in response to the hopeful messages on SAT-7 PARS’ program Golden Advice: Jungle of Golpand. Afia says that since the Taliban regained control of the country, six months ago, as a Christian and a woman she is “isolated as though diseased” – and yet she is sustained by Christ. Please pray for Afia and her children as you read her story.
GOD’S HAND AT WORK IN AFGHANISTAN
“We can see that God is working in Afghanistan through the messages we receive from viewers, which often bring tears to our eyes,” shares Panayiotis Keenan, Executive Director of SAT-7 PARS. Amazingly, despite all they have faced since the Taliban takeover, SAT-7 PARS viewers are experiencing transformation in God.