Articles tagged: Persian
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.
EASTER PROGRAMMING ON HOLD
For many Persian-speaking believers in Iran, Tajikistan and Afghanistan, openly celebrating Easter is not an option. Doing so can expose them to persecution. Therefore, engaging with Christian programs on satellite television is invaluable at this time.
CELEBRATING NOROOZ AND NEW BEGINNINGS
Persian-speakers everywhere joyfully celebrate Norooz on 21 March, and Persian staff at SAT-7 PARS are joining in the celebrations.
SWITCHING ON ‘WIFI’ OF YOUNG PERSIAN HEARTS
A new SAT-7 PARS show, Wifi, seeks to connect with young and disillusioned Persian-speakers who are searching beyond their immediate environment for meaning and authenticity. As Christians, we know that God is our loving Heavenly Father, but how can we communicate the heart of God to a people who see God as distant?
SAT-7 PIONEERS NEW PERSIAN WORSHIP
As English speakers, we can take worship songs and community singing for granted. But in Persian-speaking countries these opportunities are rare. Now, SAT-7 PARS is helping to provide Persian-speaking believers with new worship music in their own language.
AFGHAN VIEWER BUILDING A NEW LIFE IN IRAN
A young man in his mid-twenties from Afghanistan, and a former member of the Taliban, Jamal is already a veteran of major life events. He now lives in Iran and watches SAT-7 PARS programs to access Christian teaching. He contacted the channel to share his story.
The Magi: Kings, Priests, or Enemy agents?
Omeed Jouyandé explains why Herod and “all Jerusalem” had good reason to be alarmed by the arrival of a group of Magi from Parthia. But their mission was not as Herod feared – and their faith and identity remains an inspiration for Iranian Christians today.