Middle East/North Africa (MNN) — In the 1980's, television became the primary source of information in the Middle East. By the 1990's, satellite television became readily available. Now, about 98 percent of the 550 million people living in the Middle East have access to satellite television.
As a result of this widely-accepted medium for communication, SAT-7, a Christian satellite television to the Middle East and North Africa, was created. Ever since its birth, SAT-7 has been a strategic and creative way to reach people in that area with the Gospel.
In the last three years, SAT-7 has partnered with the JESUS Film Project. In that period they have shown the "JESUS" film and "Magdalena," a film especially geared toward women, a combined hundreds of times on TV in Arabic, Farsi, Turkish and French. SAT-7's programs reach an estimated 10 to 12 million viewers.
It's hard to say just how many have been changed eternally by the viewing of the "JESUS" film through SAT-7's ministry. Many people have sent thanks and responses to SAT-7 after seeing it.
Pray for SAT-7 and the JESUS Film Project as they continue to partner in order to share the life story of Jesus with as many as possible throughout a region that is often hostile to the Gospel. Pray that this non-threatening film medium would be enough to inform many in the area of the truth of Jesus Christ and that it would invoke curiosity and response.