Articles tagged: Persian
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 watching encouraging Christian programs and being in contact with SAT-7’s Audience Relations team.
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.
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?