Articles tagged: North Africa
FAITH COMES THROUGH HEARING AND UNDERSTANDING
For Christians in North Africa, hearing the gospel in their own dialect is a priceless gift. Sarah, an Algerian viewer, is witnessing first-hand the impact of SAT-7 ARABIC’s Algerian-dialect shows. “This channel changes lives,” says Sarah. “The Holy Spirit touches viewers, because faith comes by hearing.”
CROSSING BORDERS, JOINING HEARTS
When George Makeen found himself in a sticky situation during an Egypt-Algeria football match, it revealed to him the power of Jesus to bring people together. In his new blog post, the SAT-7 ARABIC Programming Director shares his joy over how SAT-7’s North African programs are doing the same for lonely believers.
FATHER AND DAUGHTER INSPIRE FAMILIES
Hamid and Aya, a Moroccan father and daughter, show what a healthy parent-daughter relationship looks like through their SAT-7 KIDS program Me and My Daughter. By re-enacting their real-life everyday ups and downs, the pair indirectly encourages viewers of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to strive for healthy family relationships.
THE CHALLENGE OF PROGRESS IN NORTH AFRICA
In the region that sparked the “Arab Spring”, some momentous change has been achieved. But too often, lives remain blighted by inequality, poor education and illiteracy, and limited civic freedom. In the most extreme cases, vulnerable people in North Africa are being totally deprived of their human rights.
BIG CHURCH GROWTH IN ALGERIA DESPITE ADVERSITY
Producers Samia and Salah Kessai are no strangers to adversity – the church they attend recently reopened after months of enforced closure. But the couple, who make impactful SAT-7 programs on the ground in Algeria, refuse to lose heart. Their work is a vital support for those choosing to follow Christ.
NORTH AFRICAN VIEWERS SHARE THEIR STORIES
SAT-7’s North African viewers connect with us through our call centres, online platforms and mail. Viewers, from across the Maghreb and all walks of life, share their testimonies, ask for prayers and express their excitement to have Christian programming offered in their dialect.
FORGOTTEN HISTORY AND UNCERTAIN FUTURE
North Africa has a rich history. Christianity spread across the top of the region during the faith’s very earliest centuries. But few traces of this ancient presence now remain and today, believers face pressure, rejection, and even the threat of violence.
FAITHFUL WITNESS TO OUR VIEWERS
SAT-7’s new five-year strategic plan lays out an ambitious strategy for the ministry, as it seeks to impact and change the Middle East and North African region through its broadcasts. Chief Operations Officer (COO) Andrew Hart presented the detailed strategy at the SAT-7 NETWORK 2018 conference.