International (MNN) – With the increasing prevalence of social media in our daily lives, we also have more opportunities to talk about God.
For SAT-7, a satellite TV ministry to the Middle East and North Africa, social media is bringing more awareness and viewership to their Christian television programming.
Dennis Wiens, Vice President for Ministry Partnerships at SAT-7, explains that social media gives people more opportunities to become social ambassadors for SAT-7 and share the Gospel.
What is a Social Ambassador?
A social ambassador is someone who shares information about organizations such as SAT-7 so that others can learn more about the organization and God’s Word.
Wiens says, “In the West, we’re so into this mindset that we have to have a conversation, we have to go knock on a door. And yet we can have a great witness just by being in their social environment.”
He adds, “A lot of the time it’s just subtle messages that through Instagram, through Facebook, through social media you can have a great impact on someone’s life.”
By sharing information and positive messages, social media users can help lead others to Christ.
Spreading the Gospel in the Middle East and North Africa
SAT-7 currently broadcasts to 25 different countries in three languages. They reach almost 25 million viewers with Christian satellite television programming.
This programming is interactive and designed to bring viewers into the conversation. SAT-7 often takes phone calls and answer questions, while providing family-friendly content.
Wiens explains that most of SAT-7’s social ambassadors are just people who love SAT-7’s programming and want to tell others about it.
“It’s everybody that’s willing to share with their networks, their family, their friends about SAT-7. And so many have been touched by SAT-7 programming. They found help, they found counseling, encouragement. For many that can’t go to church, we are their church… They are excited about that and so they share that with others,” he says.
Becoming a SAT-7 Social Ambassador
Do you want to be a social Ambassador for SAT-7?
“We’re telling some amazing stories of how God is working in lives and through lives,” Wiens says.
“Read the stories and then share the stories with your friends and be an encouragement to your friends about… all this news you’re hearing from the Middle East,” he adds.
Pray for SAT-7 and the work they do in the Middle East and North Africa. Pray they will reach more people with the Gospel through their programming and social media efforts.
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