Articles tagged: Christians
A CHALLENGING YEAR: SAT-7 VIEWERS SHARE ON-THE-GROUND EXPERIENCES IN AFGHANISTAN
“Hunger, famine, and unemployment are gathering momentum. Most people would be happy to die, but my hope is in the Lord,” writes Amin*, a man from Afghanistan. A year since the country’s previous government collapsed and the Taliban took control, SAT-7 PARS’ Afghan viewers are providing a window into the challenges they face every day, while also speaking of their shared hope in Christ.
FROM VENGEANCE TO FORGIVENESS: AN AFGHAN MAN’S TRANSFORMATION
“Perhaps many people may ask, ‘How is it possible for an Afghan man to become a Christian?’” queries Soroush, who was once bent on violence and vengeance. Now a pastor, Soroush shares his testimony on SAT-7 PARS live program Signal, in hope that God will use his story of transformation to touch the lives and hearts of viewers facing enormous challenges in Afghanistan and Iran today.
SAT-7 BRINGS CHRISTMAS HOPE TO BELIEVERS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
SAT-7 viewers will enjoy a hope-filled slate of Christmas programs in Arabic, Turkish, and Persian this week. From programs sharing gifts and Bibles with isolated villagers, children in an orphanage, and impoverished families, to live church services and special episodes, the joyful message of Christ’s birth will fill screens across the region.
SAT-7 COMMENDS NEW PAPER FROM MENA CHURCH
As Christians around the world enter this special month – when we pray for persecuted brothers and sisters – SAT-7 commends an important paper produced by an ecumenical group of Middle East Church leaders. “We Choose Abundant Life: Towards Renewed Theological, Social, and Political Choices” provides a framework to help the Church move beyond survival towards an active witness that addresses the region’s challenges.
DETOX FOR THE PERSIAN SOUL: CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING SERIES FOR IRAN AND AFGHANISTAN
“Many people in Persian countries live with trauma”, says Annahita Parsan, the presenter of a new biblical counselling series on SAT-7 PARS. Domestic, emotional, and sexual abuse and negative attitudes, leave deep scars. But the liberating message of her series, Detox for the Soul, is that no one with these emotional and mental scars is a lost cause: they can be set free.
GOING DEEPER WITH VIEWERS THROUGH SAT-7’S SOCIAL MEDIA SPACES
There is an increasing thirst for Christ in the Middle East and North Africa, and this is evident in the rising correspondence on SAT-7’s social media. Questions about the Christian faith, requests for support with sensitive issues, and even queries about parenting are steadily streaming in since the relaunch of SAT-7’s Arabic social media pages, including several new brands to cater to viewers’ needs.
HOLDING OUT HOPE FOR AFGHANISTAN
“The Taliban have completely taken over everything and our hope is cut off,” says Tahmaseb* a viewer in Afghanistan, speaking to the SAT-7 PARS Audience Relations team. Through programs and the Audience Relations teams, SAT-7 PARS continues to hold out an unbreakable hope to viewers in Afghanistan.
VIEWERS’ PRAYER REQUESTS HIGHLIGHT DIRE COVID-19 CRISIS IN IRAN
In the past month, SAT-7 PARS’ Audience Relations team has received numerous heart-rending messages from viewers in Iran, reaching out to the team seeking prayer, support, and encouragement. The Audience Relations team speaks God’s Word into these situations, continuing to be a vital support that viewers can turn to in their hour of need.