Your channel helped me find the truth about my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I have introduced many thirsty people to your channel. They are searching for real happiness.”
Masood* from Iran contacted SAT-7 to share how our Farsi channel helped him find the truth he had been desperately seeking for three years.
He told us via secure messaging app Telegram that he was not happy with his beliefs and wanted to find out more about Christianity. It was difficult for Masood to find a Bible in Tehran. He eventually managed to track one down, but he lacked someone to explain it to him.
“I was not satisfied”
Almost all public Farsi-speaking churches in Iran have been closed by the authorities, making it very difficult for people like Masood to meet with Christians.
“At that time, I didn’t know about SAT-7,” Masood said. “I kept reading my Bible but I was not satisfied with my knowledge of Christianity. A few months ago, I was flicking through the TV channels and I found SAT-7. Principles of Faith was on. The host was talking about Christ and explaining how to connect to God. I became more and more interested in your programmes.”
Masood got in touch with SAT-7 host Pastor Shariyar via Telegram. The pastor spent time talking with Masood and helping him on his faith journey.
“Pastor Shariyar has been a great teacher,” Masood said. “He helped me to find the way and the truth in Jesus Christ. I prayed the repentance prayer and invited the Lord to come into my life.”
Since then, Masood says he has had “such a peace” and his “life has drastically changed”:
“I no longer feel the need to lie, gossip or use deception to further my ways. Something inside me keeps me from returning to my old way of doing things. Every time I am tempted to do something bad, the Holy Spirit within me says, ‘You don’t need to do that anymore. I will help you.’”
Masood is keen to share his faith in Christ with others. “I testify to what the Lord is doing in my life to my friends,” he said. “I think they are ready to hear about the Gospel. Some of them show such eagerness to know and hear more. I tell them about your programmes and my good teacher Pastor Shariyar.”
*name changed, image for illustrative purposes.