Articles tagged: persecution
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.
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.
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.
HIGHLIGHTS OF NETWORK 2019
NETWORK is SAT-7’s annual international conference for Partners and supporters of the ministry. NETWORK 2019 ‘Impacting More Lives Than Ever’ was held in Cyprus at the end of March. Here are some of the highlights in pictures.
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.
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.