Articles tagged: Viewer
Earthquake survivor thanks God in face of disaster
A man stands in front of a gigantic pile of rubble, fighting back tears as he speaks to a SAT-7 presenter via video call. His name is Omar, and behind him, collapsed into heaps, are buildings that once housed his mother, his aunt, and his neighbours. They died in their homes when central Morocco was shaken by a massive earthquake on the night of 8 September.
DREAMING OF CHRIST IN AFGHANISTAN
Faraj*, an Afghan viewer, recently reached out to SAT-7 PARS, with a testimony of hope and a desire to become a Christian. Sharing his experiences of living in a community surrounded by deception and conflict, where love is scarce and poverty and lack are all that is known, Faraj describes how his life was transformed through a special encounter in his dreams.
FAITH AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
“My life is not safe. It wasn’t safe when I was in Afghanistan, and it isn’t even now that I am in [another country].” These words from a SAT-7 PARS viewer came in response to an episode of Insiders that explored the importance of press freedom.
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.
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.
HOW DOES GOD WORK WHEN WE ARE AT ROCK BOTTOM?
Maged Shafik’s life was once so full of danger and darkness that he was the target of attempted murder three times. Today, he is a well-known worship leader in Egypt, a man of peace and faith. To encourage the many SAT-7 ARABIC viewers, from Lebanon to Yemen, who feel they are at rock bottom, Maged shared his testimony on the worship program Keep on Singing.
“YOU ARE OUR ONLY FAMILY ON THIS EARTH”
The worship program Family of Jesus is a vital support for viewers in the most difficult situations. The show gives isolated believers a chance to share their stories and receive prayer – and recently, a father of two from war-torn Yemen sent his amazing testimony to the team.