Articles tagged: SAT-7 PARS
WOMEN FIND “NEW IDENTITY” IN CHRIST
In Persian societies, a woman’s identity is often defined only in relation to their father or husband. Women can face devastating social challenges and a lack of rights. Now, the SAT-7 PARS program New Identity is helping Persian-speaking women discover and explore their true identities in Christ as beloved ones of God.
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.
Fifteen years of ministry to the Persian world
“SAT-7 PARS has been impacting and changing people’s lives for 15 years,” says Panayiotis Keenan, Executive Director of SAT-7 PARS. “It is also a platform for viewers to express themselves to the world, and a voice for the voiceless, for those who have been silenced and isolated. With the enthusiasm, dedication, and determination of the team, I am positive that we will continue to make Gods love visible for many years to come.”
GOD’S HAND AT WORK IN AFGHANISTAN
“We can see that God is working in Afghanistan through the messages we receive from viewers, which often bring tears to our eyes,” shares Panayiotis Keenan, Executive Director of SAT-7 PARS. Amazingly, despite all they have faced since the Taliban takeover, SAT-7 PARS viewers are experiencing transformation in God.
AN AFGHAN PASTOR’S PRAYER FOR HIS COUNTRY
Faced with heartbreaking events such as those in Afghanistan, it is easy to wonder just how we can pray. To help guide your prayers, we hand over to Afghan church leader Shoaib, and he in turn prays the way our Father taught us: through the Lord’s prayer. Please pray with us now for Afghanistan.
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.
FROM PRESENTER AND VIEWER TO FRIENDS AND SISTERS
Mariam used to present SAT-7 PARS’ children’s program Golpand in Cyprus. During her time as presenter, she developed a strong friendship with Anousheh, a 12-year-old girl living in Iran. Through this friendship, Mariam shares how she was able to help Anousheh through a very challenging time.
AFGHAN PRESENTER SPEAKS OF FEAR AND HOPE AS TROOPS WITHDRAW
Afghan pastor and presenter Shoaib Ebadi shares how locals fear the impact on their safety and human rights as the United States and NATO forces withdraw from Afghanistan. Despite this, Pastor Shoaib is heartened by his faith and by the strength of Afghanistan’s young people – and he calls for unity at this crucial moment.