Persian (Dari) Website goes Live

By Tom Castor | March 2, 2024 |

Afghanistan has been in significant turmoil for several decades. With the withdrawal of the American forces in August of 2021, the struggles of the Afghani people have intensified.  

In response, Shoaib Ebadi helped found Afghanistan Next Generation (ANG) to bring hope to the people of Afghanistan. Clear and Simple Media (CSM) has previously partnered with ANG’s Shoaib Ebadi, who helped to translate and publish the Travel Guide to the Bible into Dari and Pashto

Eight months ago, Afghanistan Next Generation and Clear and Simple Media began partnering to translate the A Simple Word website into Dari. CSM agreed to gift the website’s content and assist in funding the translation. After the website is translated and field tested, CSM will provide ongoing funding through 2024 to support Dari-speaking Afghan believers who will follow up on all contacts and responses to the Dari website. We are pleased to announce that we received the required funds for the translation phase of the project.  What was a goal months ago is today a reality.

In a recent note from ANG, Shoaib Ebadi wrote: 

We are happy to say that the Dari website (asimpleword4afg.com) is now live. We had an expert in translation and graphic design using Persian fonts to help us complete the work. The site is now online and we are starting to receive the first feedback from Afghan Christians in many parts of the world.

At the beginning of 2024, more than 42 million people lived in Afghanistan. For the past two years, the country has been under the control of the Taliban, who are aggressive in their persecution of Christians. Best estimates put the number of believers remaining in Afghanistan at less than 0.02% of the population. Twelve million Afghanis are in the diaspora outside of the country. Ten million of those live in Iran and Pakistan. The percentage of Christians among Afghans in the diaspora is only marginally better. This new website can ignore borders and reach anyone with computer, tablet, or smartphone access.

Pray for the success of the translators and website builders as they continue to make minor adjustments. Pray for the Afghan people who desperately need Jesus. And pray as we continue to raise funds to help ANG cover the cost of the ongoing operation of the site and follow up strategy.

Tom Castor

Thomas Castor, founder of Clear and Simple Media Group, is a seasoned writer and communicator who has been delivering content with clarity and simplicity for 30 years.