"Millions of people in the Middle East are more attracted to a God of Love than perhaps at any time in the past 1,500 years."
Read a personal letter from our Founder and CEO Dr Terence Ascott where he shares about the great opportunities SAT-7 has right now:
Dear SAT-7 friend,
This is a letter I have long contemplated writing to you, one in which I want to share my heart concerning the unusual opportunities we have in the Middle East and North Africa at this time.
In answer to our prayers over the past three to four years, SAT-7 has been presented with some amazing and unique new opportunities to make the Gospel available to people in the Middle East and North Africa.
We have seen amazing breakthroughs, such as:
- SAT-7 TÜRK – In 2014 we obtained a ten-year license to broadcast in Turkish, as the only Christian television channel on the Türksat satellite – available to over 55 million people. We have been on-air since early 2015!
- SAT-7 PARS – After a year of prayerful negotiations with a company in the Arab Gulf, we were able to get our Farsi channel, SAT-7 PARS onto the hugely popular Yahsat satellite, again, as the only Christian channel on this satellite. Consequently, over the past 12 months, we have seen a 150 percent increase in responses from viewers – especially from those in Afghanistan.
- SAT-7 ACADEMY – This new channel, launched in September last year, seeks to provide educational and other services to the more than 20 million Arabic-speaking children not currently getting any proper schooling.
These newly expanded broadcasting opportunities have been added to our existing three channels at a time when there is an unprecedented openness in the Middle East and North Africa. The rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS) and the widespread, endless violence in the name of religion has only contributed to a loss of trust in organised religion and religious leadership. As a result, literally millions are more attracted to a God of Love than perhaps at any time in the past 1,500 years. The message that SAT-7 broadcasts, about a Jesus who taught us to love and forgive, and turn the other cheek, and who ultimately gave up His own life to save others resonates with the millions that are now living without any hope.
I want you to be a part of this Middle Eastern spiritual movement. In fact, I need you to be!
You see, while we have doubled the number of channels we broadcast in the past three years, our budgets have barely kept pace with inflation. We are currently held back from producing many of the new programs we need for these amazing opportunities we have been given.
While we are hoping to attract new funding – even from European governments for the SAT-7 ACADEMY channel – an additional 1.8 million is needed annually, starting this year, to support the SAT-7 ARABIC, KIDS, TÜRK and PARS (Persian) channels – as these faithfully broadcast the Love of God to a current measured viewership of at least 25 million.
Your support is crucial to our efforts to continue with this incredible ministry that is impacting millions of lives each day. If you are able, I would be grateful if you can make a gift of EUR/USD 50, 100, 500, 1000 or even more, to help SAT-7 create and broadcast new programs which will make the hope of the Gospel available to each and every Middle Easterner and North African – the wealthy in their palaces, the poor and displaced, the marginalized, the educated and un-educated – each and every one created and loved by God.
Even if you are unable to contribute with funds, may I ask you to stand with us in prayer to see these funds released. In human terms, USD 1.8 million is a lot of money but, with God, all things are possible! In Ephesians, we read that He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine!
Here are some of the ways you can participate in this great movement that God Himself has begun in this region:
- Make a gift online via credit card at sat7.org/donate
- Make a bank transfer (See details below)
- Send a cheque/check to PO Box 26760, CY-1647, Nicosia, Cyprus payable to “SAT-7 International Trust”.
Thank you so much for prayerfully standing with us at this time of unprecedented opportunity!
Sincerely in Christ,
Dr. Terence Ascott
Chief Executive Officer
US DOLLAR GIVING ACCOUNT
Account number: 57319020
EURO GIVING ACCOUNT
Account number: 57319011