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.
Whose side are you on?
In this devotional, written by an Iranian Christian and shared in Farsi with SAT-7 PARS viewers, we reflect on a question that is so often asked of us in today’s world: whose side are we on? Through the lens of Joshua 5, our brother examines how our Christian faith can guide our answer to this question.
THE LETTERS TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES SPEAK TO PERSIAN BELIEVERS
SAT-7 PARS’ latest documentary Seven Letters delves into the Book of Revelation, unpacking its letters to persecuted, struggling Christians in the seven ancient churches. Filmed in Turkey among the ruins of the seven churches, the program helps make Jesus known to the persecuted Church in Iran and Afghanistan today.
FROM FLYING KITES IN KABUL TO BEAMING THE GOSPEL IN PERSIAN
Mikael Tunér, Director of many SAT-7 PARS programs, had more adventures while growing up than most have in a lifetime. Here, he shares with SAT-7 staffer Lindsay Shaw how his eventful childhood in Afghanistan helped shape his heart for sharing the Good News in the Persian-speaking world.
2020 SETS RECORD FOR VIEWER RESPONSES TO CHRISTIAN PROGRAMS
While 2020 was an extraordinarily hard year for many, it was also a year in which God was on the move in extraordinary ways. Soaring audience engagement with SAT-7 channels shows that amid COVID-19, the hope of Christ shared through television touched more people than ever in the Middle East and North Africa.
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.
SAT-7’S NEW VIDEO-ON-DEMAND BRINGS THE GOSPEL TO MOBILE DEVICES ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST
SAT-7 is launching the Middle East’s first on-demand Christian video streaming service. Available worldwide in multiple languages, the new SAT-7 PLUS platform will enable the ministry to bring the life-changing message of the Gospel to a wider audience in the region, including a growing younger demographic engaging via mobile devices.
Proclaiming freedom: free to believe
“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion,” states Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Yet this right is denied to many across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In response, SAT-7 supports minority Christians facing a lack of freedom and fellowship, creates space for others seeking truth, and seeks to open conversations about freedom of belief.