Desperate to know the truth
Samir, a young man from Afghanistan, was desperate to know the truth. Reading the holy books of other religions did not fully satisfy, but when he began reading an old English language Bible he found something remarkable happened – a profound peace came over him. Although Samir couldn’t understand what he was reading, he said, “I never felt this peace when I read any other books.”
Samir was desperate to know more, but who could explain the meaning behind his experience and the deeper truths of the Bible? He had to be careful who he spoke to because asking such questions could result in imprisonment – or worse.
But God promises that the true seeker will find him, and while flicking through TV channels Samir happened to see SAT-7. He was amazed. This was what he’d been desperate for – someone to explain the truth of the Bible in his language – right in his own room! After days of watching Samir emailed SAT-7 asking someone to contact him, but when they phoned he hung up. He later explained, “When you called me, I had to hang up because I was with friends and I didn’t want them to know that I’m in contact with you.” After receiving a Bible in Farsi and watching more SAT-7 programmes Samir found the truth he’d been seeking. He became a follower of Jesus.