INVESTING IN IRAN’S CHILDREN
SAT-7 PARS’ live shows for children aim to teach young Persian-speakers Biblical principles in a fun and engaging way. Their success is often evidenced by the messages sent in from children watching the programs in Iran.
A mischievous fox, a cheeky canary who talks back, and other animal friends all live together among the trees in The Jungle of Golpand.
The kids watching this popular children’s series on SAT-7 PARS love these characters and are captivated by the stories. They are very keen to help put right the wrongs they see, sometimes calling into the program to gently rebuke the fox and lovingly encourage her to change her ways.
CHILDREN CONTRIBUTING CREATIVELY
Some young fans even send in their own home-made videos, which are sometimes featured on the show. One brother and sister, who are regular viewers of the show, make short skits in keeping with the program’s theme. Another girl who enjoys playing the guitar and singing worship songs sends home-made clips.
The children often send messages to share their opinions on a topic being explored in a show. These messages often show how the program is helping them to recognise who God is and what He wants from them.
ENCOURAGING CHILD-LIKE FAITH
Ten-year-old Laaleh* contacted SAT-7 PARS to share this prayer: “Oh Loving God, I know you hear my voice. Help me to appreciate my mum and dad more and have more respect for them. God, help me to be kind to my little sister so we can be good friends for one another. My dearest God help me in my studies so I can make my mum and dad happy by getting good marks, amen.” She went on to say: “The Lord is the best listener, you don’t need to shout or cry, for the Lord hears even the quietest prayer from a sincere heart.”
Pareesa*, another 10-year-old girl from Iran, telephoned Golpand to say:
“I have learned so many things from your program. With your help beloved I have learned more about the Bible. You have taught me the right way to live and I learned from your program that I should give thanks for the blessings of the Lord, and I have learned about things I didn’t know before.”
*Names have been changed for security purposes.