Articles tagged: persecution
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.
FROM LONELY TO PART OF GOD’S FAMILY
Leaving his home and a family who rejected him, Ashkan* relocated to Tehran, Iran’s capital city with a population of 8 million. Lost in a sea of people who were strangers to him, Ashkan became ill and lost the will to live, before he met the living God. He telephoned SAT-7 PARS to share his story.
FINDING LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
“Nothing in the world could bring me any joy,” says Ladan*, a SAT-7 PARS viewer from Iran, as she shares her radical testimony. “I chased everything you can imagine, but instead of finding peace I found myself drowning in darkness.”
IRANIAN BELIEVER FEARLESSLY SHARES FAITH
Thousands of believers in the Persian-speaking world face discrimination and persecution, often suffering in silence and alone. Even their names and faces remain anonymous for their own safety. But we have the privilege of connecting with some of them.
ISOLATED AFGHANS TURN TO SAT-7 FOR SUPPORT
“It was about a year ago that I grew in faith through watching the programs on SAT-7 PARS,” writes Toofan* from Afghanistan. “It was through Facebook that I first came across SAT-7. I then joined the message groups on WhatsApp and Telegram and came to understand Christianity.”
AFGHAN VIEWERS FIND A NEW PURPOSE FOR LIFE
Darab* and Afsoon*, from Afghanistan, were disillusioned with life and religion until they came across SAT-7 PARS’ Biblical teaching programs and gained a whole new perspective.
FAITH SHINES THROUGH PAIN IN VIEWERS’ MESSAGES
Many SAT-7 viewers in Iran live with fears of arrest and betrayal. Yet their testimonies to God’s grace and goodness are an inspiration, says Hephzibah, who has translated many of their messages.