Taraneh* is a young Afghan girl who lives in Tajikistan and regularly calls in to SAT-7 PARS’ live children’s shows. Her family do not own a television, but she travels three hours to watch her favourite programmes at a relative’s home. Taraneh’s inspiring enthusiasm and faith, despite her family’s difficult circumstances, shine through in her messages to the channel. DIFFICULT […]
Singing worship songs openly, free of fear, is something that we in the UK often take for granted. But it is a freedom many Persian-speaking Christians in countries such as Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan cannot currently enjoy. What are you doing this Sunday? If you belong to a congregation, you will probably make your way to church – and won’t […]
Poverty after his father’s murder drove Rustam to robbery before a Damascus-style conversion brought him to Christ. Now a pastor who has served in both Tajikistan and Afghanistan, he recently recorded SAT-7’s first discipleship series for Tajik viewers. Growing up with 10 siblings in one of the poorest countries of the former Soviet Union meant that life for Rustam Begaliev […]
15 May 2018 The launch of SAT-7’s Persian television channel on a second satellite has seen the overall number of viewers contacting the channel double within its first year, including a surge in responses from Afghans. On 15 May 2017, SAT-7 PARS significantly expanded its audience reach by launching on the Yahsat satellite and, in doing so, became the only […]
Today millions of Persians around the world will celebrate Norouz, the Persian New Year and the first day of spring. SAT-7 PARS is celebrating with a special Norouz programme aimed at connecting with Persians around the world. CONNECTING WITH ISOLATED BELIEVERS Norouz, which translates as ‘New Day’, is a special time for Persians to spend with family and friends, […]
The heart language SAT-7 PARS’ mission is to provide holistic Christian television for everyone in the Persian-speaking world. Thanks to a courageous Christian musician, the channel has now produced its first series in the Tajik dialect of Persian, called Our Salvation is in Him. “There is a need for programmes in the heart language of Tajikistan,” says director and producer […]
“My nation is destroyed because of lack of knowledge.” Mansour Khajehpour, the Executive Director of SAT-7 PARS, quotes the prophet Hosea (4:6) to stress the lack of access to the Bible in his birth country of Iran. He and Deputy Executive Nikoo Ordodary had just returned from the SAT-7 PARS teachers conference (October 2014), a bi-annual event designed, not only […]
SAT-7 PARS celebrates Norouz in several live shows, showing how the channel values and upholds generations-old traditions. During special live episodes on SAT-7 PARS, hosts prayed for the viewers in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. They prayed for resolve to tackle the social and economic problems in these countries, and that the New Year might bring blessings to all.