Articles tagged: Afghanistan
BEFRIENDING PERSIAN BELIEVERS
Every month, SAT-7 PARS receives hundreds of messages from viewers in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. Their messages reflect the challenges they are going through – but also the support and encouragement they are finding through SAT-7.
Animating the Bible for Children
In an effort to engage Persian-speaking children with stories about Jesus, the creative team at SAT-7 PARS are producing a new animated Bible series. These unique animations depicting the life of Christ are bound to draw the attention of children and adults alike.
The Cost of Celebrating Pentecost
Pentecost has special significance for Somayeh*, because it was the day that she became a Christian. It was also the day, several years later, when she was arrested for worshipping Jesus. This was the start of a journey that led her to flee her home country of Iran and seek refuge in Turkey.
Equipping Little Musicians
SAT-7 PARS’ children’s series Little Musician is teaching young Persian-speakers how to play a musical instrument. Some of these young viewers may go on to lead Persian-speaking believers in worship in Iran and beyond.
Love Is… Giving Strength
In Iran, many believers cannot worship openly for fear of persecution. They must hide their faith, and often do not have contact with other believers or access to Christian resources. Yasimin*, a viewer from Iran, called SAT-7 to share her experience.
AN AFGHAN GIRL’S JOURNEY TO WATCH SAT-7
Taraneh* is a young Afghan girl who lives in Tajikistan and regularly calls in to SAT-7 PARS’ live children’s shows. Her family do not own a television, but she travels three hours to watch her favourite programs at a relative’s home. Taraneh’s inspiring enthusiasm and faith, despite her family’s difficult circumstances, shine through in her messages to the channel.
A NEW HEART THROUGH SACRIFICE
People across the Persian-speaking world are finding hope this Easter. Recognising that Jesus has restored their relationship with God through His sacrifice, they are being transformed, and are rebuilding their broken relationships.
ENCOURAGING IRANIANS THIS EASTER
This Easter, thousands across Iran will join Christians around the world in celebrating Jesus’ resurrection and celebrating the true hope it represents. However, these believers are not able to worship freely or openly, and SAT-7 PARS plays a crucial role in encouraging them.