Middle East (MNN) — Governments still dominate the
television landscape in the Middle East.
One bright spot in the satellite topography is SAT-7 Kids, now six
SAT-7's Debbie Brink says they've been experiencing terrific
growth. "In Palestine, that's been
where we get the greatest number of responses, both kids and adults. We've created for ourselves a little bit of a
problem, in that we're having so many responses that we can hardly keep up
with them, which is a very nice problem to have."
SAT-7 Kids is the first and only Arabic Christian channel
exclusively for children. This channel aims to make the Gospel of Christ
available to an entire generation of young Arabs in a way meaningful to them.
The channel airs original dramas, talk shows, educational material, cartoons,
music programs and other shows that capture the attention of young viewers.
Because they broadcast the hope of Christ, they are
providing a refuge for the kids. Brink
says that's what's driving their growth. "What we're attributing it to, I
believe, is a real need for the children to have this kind of programming in the
region. We're the only Christian
programming for children in the region."
The producers of SAT-7 Kids have one goal in mind: to meet the
needs and interests of their young viewers. They want children to experience
God's love for them and have the Biblical and practical information they need to
succeed in life.
The message has found fertile ground. Because of the enthusiastic response, they're
also short-handed. Brink urges prayer for their counselors and their wisdom. "The counselors are there to answer the
questions that kids and others have. They are able to share their faith, but
they have to be very careful."