5th April 2019

SAT-7 UK: A New Heart

 

FRI 5 APRIL

“Listen, my son, to your

father’s instruction and do

not forsake your mother’s

teaching. They are a garland

to grace your head and a

chain to adorn your neck.”

(Proverbs 1:8-9)

Pray that, through SAT-7’s

parenting shows, MENA

mothers and fathers will

be equipped to raise their

children with godly values.

PRAY

SPIRITUAL

PARENTING

by PARASTOO POORTAHERI

Parastoo is the Iranian presenter of SAT-7 PARS

show, A Girl’s World.

I want young Persian

girls to know that they

can do big things –

even if they grow up

in a part of the world

where women have

less rights.”

Hello auntie, I very much like

you and your programme. I

have learned kindness and

also interesting and beautiful

hair styles and tasty foods. I

am really grateful to you for

teaching us about the Bible.”

JALEH, AGE 12, IRAN

All the girls watching A Girl’s World

are like my own children – we have

a special connection and bond, even

though it’s not face-to-face.

I do feel somewhat like a spiritual

mother to these children; I’m giving

them everyday advice, listening to

them, and encouraging them on the

right path in life. I hope to be a positive

influence in their lives as they grow up

and find their identity as young women.

Even some of the parents ask me for

parenting advice, which surprises me! I

am young and unmarried and without

children, but it shows that they trust us

[SAT-7] and value our opinion.

I am passionate about encouraging

young girls to love themselves the way

they are. We are all unique – each of

us has a different purpose on this earth.

However, it takes time for young girls

to realise this truth and love themselves.

Of course, they will know this when they

understand how much God loves them

and their identity as God’s daughters.

In the Middle East, women’s

voices and opinions can often be

ignored. However, women in the Bible

also lived in an unequal society but

they were still used powerfully by God,

and part of changing history. We tell

the stories of these inspiring women

from the Bible to encourage our young

viewers.

I want young Persian girls to know that

they can do big things – even if they

grow up in a part of the world where

women have less rights. I want them to

know they can be successful, they can

make their dreams a reality, and they

can change the world! 

As well as supporting parents, SAT-7

has a whole host of colouful programmes

for children. Some of our young viewers

don’t come from a Christian background and

don’t have access to believers who can guide

them, so it’s vital that they receive biblical

guidance from their “spiritual parents” on TV.

SAT-7’s children’s programmes – many of

which are shown on our dedicated children’s

channel, SAT-7 KIDS – feature Bible stories,

games, counselling, advice and education,

which teach Christian values to children in a

fun and interactive way.

One such programme is A Girl’s World, a weekly

children’s show on SAT-7’s Persian channel. Here,

the show’s presenter, Parastoo Poortaheri, shares

how she wants to use this platform to bring

hope to the next generation of Persian girls.


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