The church in North Africa has grown significant in recent years. Yet many still worship together in secret or are isolated unable to attend a church. Broadcasting in the Kabyle language, SAT-7 ARABIC is now ministering to North Africans through Free Souls, a documentary series featuring Algerian Christians’ testimonies.
For Hosam, a prayer after watching SAT-7 changed everything “Hosam*, a young Moroccan, wrote to tell us how his search for the faith and values to build his life on began to be answered when he became a regular viewer of a SAT-7 KIDS show, Assanabel News. He says, “when I turned 13 and before getting to know SAT-7, I […]
In the last two years, Danial*, a UK-based Iranian has increasingly found himself visiting his home country. Originally the journeys were for his business, but he has had so many experiences of leading people to Christ, he has come to see that God is using them to “send a message of love to Iranian people”. As he reflects on his […]
Former athlete Sam turned to drugs to numb the emptiness he felt. Until Bible quotes given to him during rehab set his life on a completely new course. Sam is a 33-year-old man living with his wife and young daughter in Iran. In his adolescent years and through most of his 20s he was an athlete and quite successful. He […]
A life-changing cab ride In an unusual series of events, the Lord has used SAT-7, a dream, and a cab ride to guide one man to a church in his hometown. Like millions across the globe, Ravi* was spending the evening at home in Iran watching satellite TV. He came across SAT-7 PARS while channel surfing. The programme talked about […]
“I think SAT-7 was part of God’s plan for my life. Even when we don’t know God, He knows us,” says Sadegh, an Iranian believer, now living in the UK. In the last five years, Sadegh’s life has undergone a revolution. Today he is on fire for God; five years ago – in his early twenties – socialising and playing […]
A new series on SAT-7 PARS will help Iran’s growing house churches “develop techniques of endurance” to persevere through widespread persecution. God and the Persecuted will brings encouragement from Scripture and church history to strengthen Iran’s underground Christians.
An arduous journey and close surveillance faced the wise men who came seeking the birth of Jesus. Traditionally thought to be Persians, their challenges are echoed in the monitoring and risks faced by Iranians who celebrate Christ’s birth today. Everyone who has ever watched or taken part in a Nativity play knows that some of the first people to recognise […]
Rev Edward Hovsepian-Mehr pastored churches in Iran for 35 years. Since 2003 he has led the Iranian Church in London and is superintendent of a network of Iranian churches in the UK and Europe. He is one of the most influential teachers in the Iranian church and a regular broadcaster on SAT-7 PARS. We asked Edward how he became involved […]
Iran has a remarkably young and educated population, but an oppressive regime and crumbling economy offer them scant hope for the future. Yet their search for meaning and purpose gives many a deep spiritual thirst. In common with many Middle Eastern countries, Iran has more young people than any other age group. Over 60 per cent of the nation’s 79 […]