Christians spread the message of peace in the Middle East.

By June 28, 2005

Iraq (MNN)–Relentless violence in Iraq continues to plague Christians. In the wake of the toppling of an old regime, the religious landscape has changed. Now, in a predominantly Muslim area, there is also a growing Christianity.

But, SAT-7’s Chief executive officer Terry Ascott says because they are frequent targets, believers continue to flee the country, leaving behind a remnant church. “There are many committed believers in Iraq that are staying because God has called them to stay, that do have options to leave. They see this as a great opportunity, a critical time in the history of the country, and time for Christians to be seen as salt and light.”

Iraq’s new churches are part of Christian activism’s chartable presence in several Middle Eastern countries. While it is still too dangerous for a church to function traditionally in some areas, that’s where the work of SAT-7 can assist church leaders.

SAT-7’s main mission is to provide the churches and Christians of the Middle East and North Africa an opportunity to be a witness for Jesus Christ through inspirational, informative, and educational television services.

And, no matter what else is happening, that can be done in the privacy of a home, via satellite television.

As a result, Ascott says their work continues to reach into the area through satellite television. But there’s always risk. “Pray for us as we seek to bring hope and encouragement through the broadcast everyday of SAT-7 into that country. Pray for Christian radio broadcasters that are still doing programming to meet the needs of the church in troubled areas like Iraq.”

The programs encourage isolated Arab Christians and provide Christian teaching and information to thousands of people who have no other access to Christian materials.

If you’d like to get involved, go to SAT-7’s website by following the highlighted link above.

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