The Gospel broadcasts you support are so vital that one family from Afghanistan – displaced to Tajikistan, facing poverty and unemployment – travels three hours to watch SAT-7 television.
NO TV? NO PROBLEM
The SAT-7 PARS team had asked Taraneh* for her address to send her a small gift. She then explained that her family does not own a television: “We have to travel three hours to go to my Uncle’s house to watch this program. I go to play with my cousin because I like it, and I go there to watch your program too.”
THANKFUL IN THE FACE OF CHALLENGE
The challenges of immigration and poverty have not dampened Taraneh’s enthusiasm and she shares what a treat it is for her to watch SAT-7 PARS children’s programs on satellite television every week.
Taraneh* regularly calls into the live children’s show Golpand, which means ‘beautiful or golden advice,’ to participate in the games, or share a prayer or song.
During one episode exploring what it means to be thankful, she called to say: “I give thanks for having a mom and dad, a family who are Christians, and that I have been freed from sin.” She went on to sing a worship song.
“I send kisses to all you believers,” writes Taraneh. “My father is not allowed to work but he always prays about our difficulties and we all go to church every Sunday. The other week I read a poem at church and the others really encouraged me.”
“Sorry, I am going to school,” she concludes her messaging for now.
It must be early morning in Tajikistan.
THANK YOU for sending the Gospel to the ends of the earth, even to those who have fled their homelands and cannot afford a television. Every $10 provides 10 viewers with an entire year of biblical, hope-filled programs on SAT-7.
* Name changed to protect identity. Image is for illustrative purposes.