We are SAT-7
We support the Christians of the Middle East and North Africa in their Christian witness and lives. We beam the Good News of the Kingdom of God straight into people’s homes, into the centre of family life. We deliver Christian media for the Middle East and North Africa.
We make God’s love visible.
Dare to Believe! out now
Terence Ascott, SAT-7’s Founder, new book Dare to Believe! Stories of Faith from the Middle East is out now.
“This is a story of Christian faith, courage and perseverance which needs to be heard. It is at times heart-breaking and at times heart-warming. It is a story filled with pain, love and undying hope. If you have ever wondered what the Gospel of Christ means in a harsh world, this story is for you.” – Stephen Green, Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint (United Kingdom)
Celebrate with us as we mark 25 years of ministry in the Middle East and North Africa. We’re celebrating the many lives transformed and communities supported, and an exciting digital transformation.
A LETTER TO THE WORLD FROM AN AFGHAN GIRL
“Is this life? Is this humanity?” pleads Armineh*, a young Afghan girl, in a heartbreaking open letter sent to SAT-7 PARS. Living under the Taliban, Armineh speaks of how “this is the end of all my dreams” and calls for the world to hear her voice.
RAISING AWARENESS OF RESTRICTION OF GIRLS UNDER THE TALIBAN
Zahra M. an Iranian journalist and social activist who recently travelled to Afghanistan was interviewed live on SAT-7 PARS program Insiders to raise awareness of the current situation of women and girls in Afghanistan under the Taliban. Zahra’s words and our viewer’s testimonies are a stark reminder of the rights and freedom of girls being severely restricted in the country while the world marks International Day of the Girl Child today, on 11 October.
DETOX FOR THE PERSIAN SOUL: CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING SERIES FOR IRAN AND AFGHANISTAN
“Many people in Persian countries live with trauma”, says Annahita Parsan, the presenter of a new biblical counselling series on SAT-7 PARS. Domestic, emotional, and sexual abuse and negative attitudes, leave deep scars. But the liberating message of her series, Detox for the Soul, is that no one with these emotional and mental scars is a lost cause: they can be set free.
SAT-7 NORTH AFRICA PROGRAMS HELP CHALLENGED BELIEVERS
As Algeria reels from devastating fires, isolated believers are struggling without support as churches remain closed. But, says SAT-7 producer and presenter Samia Kessai, “people are searching for God and contacting us”, and SAT-7 is responding with programming and a new North African social media platform that shares the hope of Christ.
GOING DEEPER WITH VIEWERS THROUGH SAT-7’S SOCIAL MEDIA SPACES
There is an increasing thirst for Christ in the Middle East and North Africa, and this is evident in the rising correspondence on SAT-7’s social media. Questions about the Christian faith, requests for support with sensitive issues, and even queries about parenting are steadily streaming in since the relaunch of SAT-7’s Arabic social media pages, including several new brands to cater to viewers’ needs.
PARTNERSHIP, PASSION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NEXT GENERATION AT SAT-7’S EUROPEAN VISION MEETING
“It is a great privilege to invest in people’s lives when they are still young,” shared Rita El-Mounayer, SAT-7’s Chief Executive Officer, in the dynamic opening session of SAT-7 Europe’s Vision Meeting on 17 September. Ms El-Mounayer left Partners, guests, and online participants in no doubt as to a major future focus of the ministry.
Annual Report for 2020
A year of crisis and hope
Read how, in a year of crisis after crisis, SAT-7 was able to respond with hope in Christ, discipleship, and holistic support – and received record numbers of viewer responses to our programming.