Articles tagged: Taliban
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.
AN AFGHAN MAN’S LONGING FOR FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF
Since August 2021, Elham,* a man living in Afghanistan, has been in contact with the SAT-7 PARS Viewer Support team, who have walked virtually with him through the turmoil of Taliban control in Afghanistan and Elham’s ongoing search for truth and freedom.
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.
THE CRY FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN AFGHANISTAN
“We don’t want to be subject to this rule – we want to have freedom!” is the cry from an Afghan woman on SAT-7 PARS as women, children, and minorities including Christians face a dire threat to their safety, their rights, and their future.
LOOKING TO IRAN FOR GOD’S HOPE FOR AFGHANISTAN
Christians in Afghanistan face an existential threat from the Taliban. Rev. Tat Stewart recalls when Iranian Christians also feared they would be wiped out, 40 years ago – and how the years since have proven “the gates of hell cannot prevail”. He shares how the story of the Iranian Church can give us hope, in God, for our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan.
URGENT PRAYER NEEDED FOR “TERRIFIED” CHRISTIANS IN AFGHANISTAN
SAT-7 calls for urgent prayer for Afghanistan, especially for Christians who fear torture and execution and are asking fellow believers to be their voice. “People are terrified, everyone is afraid,” one Christian girl says. “I am only 16 years old and cannot take what is happening around me. I’m crying out to God right now.”
SAT-7 CALLS FOR PRAYER AS AFGHAN CHRISTIANS FEAR THE FUTURE
“Our friends, our brothers and sisters in Christ in Afghanistan, are telling us how afraid they are – that their lives will be snuffed out. It is a very dire situation,” says Mikael Tunér, a SAT-7 PARS Partner. Following the shocking Taliban takeover, SAT-7 calls for prayer as the channel responds with intercession and special programming to support viewers.