Articles tagged: Iran
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.
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.
ISOLATED BELIEVERS: IRAN
“Regarding our circumstances, we have nothing, yet we thank God,” says Laleh*, who lives in a remote village in Iran. “I am content because we live with God and have peace.” During our Open Studios events, we heard Laleh’s story – and how SAT-7 PARS is a lifeline for isolated believers who follow Christ amid extreme difficulty.
WORLD REFUGEE DAY: IRANIAN CHRISTIANS “IN EXILE”
“Iranian Christian refugees feel they are living in exile,” says Reza Jafari, Presenter of the SAT-7 PARS live program Signal. In this blog written for World Refugee Day (20 June), Reza shares how the challenges Iranian Christians face do not end when they leave Iran, and how SAT-7 PARS is a lifeline to them.
A year with COVID-19: Iranians speak out
The Coronavirus pandemic has taken lives, damaged economies, changed circumstances and created much uncertainty across the world. Christian viewers of SAT-7 PARS in Iran have shared how their faith in Christ is supporting them one year on.
Witnessing the triumph of light over darkness in Iran
On Yalda’s eve (21 December), the longest night of the year, Iranians traditionally gather with friends and family to celebrate the winter solstice and the victory of light over darkness. Iranian Christians, however, have witnessed the triumph of the light of Christ over the darkness of suffering over and over in this challenging year.
FATHERHOOD – WHAT’S THAT ALL ABOUT?
As Omeed Jouyande waved goodbye to his son, dropping him off at university, he was struck by the meaning of fatherhood in Christian life. As the world marks Universal Children’s Day, Iranian Christian and SAT-7 PARS staff member Omeed shares his insights in this special blog.
TRADING STIGMA FOR HOPE: MENTAL HEALTH IN TAJIKISTAN
After struggling with mental health issues, both Dr Isana and Inna* experienced healing and found peace in Jesus Christ. Now, the SAT-7 PARS presenters seek to improve awareness of mental health issues in Tajikistan, and witness to God’s hope, through a new program in the Tajik dialect of Persian.