Story number 3 for 13 Feb 2001

By February 13, 2001

(USA)–An Arabic Christian television ministry is being honored for its work in the Middle East. Mission Network News Greg Yoder from Texas. “ SAT-7, the indigenous-language satellite television ministry for Christians in the Middle East and North Africa, was awarded the International Ministry Award by the National Religious Broadcasters. SAT-7’s Terry Ascott says they’ve come a long way in the last six years. “We started with two hours a week, which at that time seemed like a major challenge just to get a hour out on the weekend. Then it grew to two days a week and then to four days a week and then April 2000 we went to a daily service.” Ascott says they have plans to move forward with 24 hour programming soon. He says with 90-percent of the families in some Middle Eastern countries with Satellite t-v, outreach is taking place. “Because of the nature of the audience, 95-percent of it is not Christian, we inevitably pick up a large number of non-Christian most Muslim viewers.” Greg Yoder, Mission Network News, Dallas, Texas.”

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