SETTING IRANIAN CHILDREN ON THE RIGHT PATH
“Thank you for telling these [Bible] stories to our kids so they can find the right path in life,” says Zohreh*, an Iranian Christian mother whose daughter watches SAT-7 PARS. As we hear the family’s story, Presenter Parastoo Poortaheri and Audience Relations team member Rahel* share how the channel guides young people on their life journeys.
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.”
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.
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.
Fresh thinking for the Arab world
A Way for Tomorrow is a new SAT-7 ARABIC show aimed firmly at the fifth of the Arab world population who are aged 15-25. This almost 100 million people are the most highly educated age group in the region, the most questioning, and probably the most energetic! So it’s highly appropriate that this 26-part series gives them a voice and the invitation to do some fresh thinking on a spectrum of issues that matter to them and will shape the region in the future.
PRAY FOR AFGHANISTAN AS FIGHTING INTENSIFIES
SAT-7 appeals for prayer as tens of thousands of Afghan families attempt to escape the fighting between the insurgents and Afghan military, currently living in fear of what a return to Taliban control after 20 years might mean in their districts and cities.
BEREAVED MOTHER SHARES HER TESTIMONY OF FORGIVENESS
Sereen* from Lebanon, whose daughter was tragically killed, shared her brave and powerful story on SAT-7 ARABIC programme Spiritual Evening. Presented by two well-known Lebanese figures with their own amazing stories of transformation, the show offers Christ’s hope to large audiences through testimonies and worship music.
TURKISH FAMILIES RESPOND IN LARGE NUMBERS TO NEW SOCIAL MEDIA PROGRAMS
New SAT-7 TÜRK parenting and relationship programs are receiving a strong response from a new audience on social media. An episode of Family Unity, which discusses the increased challenges facing families today from a Christian perspective, received 100,000 views of over three seconds on Facebook, while advice program, Parents are Asking, is also being well-received.