At SAT-7, we receive many testimonies. To hear of how SAT-7 has played a part in people’s journeys is always a privilege, but it is clear that God is at work in people’s lives long before they encounter our channels.
Soroush*, a SAT-7 viewer from Iran, recently told us his incredible story, which begins with his discovering a piece of art as an inquisitive 5-year-old.
“One day I found a large poster in our street. I dragged the poster home and showed it to my mother,” Soroush explains. “She looked at it and said that the woman was Mary and the boy was Jesus Christ. But to me, it was not merely an image. I felt that I loved the boy and it was as if he was speaking to me through his loving gaze.”
Later in his life, Soroush developed an awful, chronic skin condition that spread all over his hands and face, even to his lips and eyelids. “The doctor and medicines were of no use,” he reflects.
But one day, Soroush’s mother took him to a radically welcoming church. “I remember the girl who kindly prayed and waved something like a broom as if sweeping my hands and face,” he recalls. “Less than two days later, no sign of warts remained.”
An amazing miracle, but Soroush was not ready to follow Jesus just yet. He fondly remembers, “Much later, when I had grown up, around sunset one autumn evening, I accepted the call of our Heavenly Father as I spoke over the telephone with a SAT-7 PARS presenter. I became one of God’s children.”
*Name changed and image used for representation purposes only
- Ask God to keep growing Soroush’s faith in significant ways.
- Pray that more Iranians would encounter the healing power and wonderful love of Jesus.
- Thank God that He continues to rescue and redeem His children! “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10, NIV)