SAT-7 BRINGS JOY TO THE NEEDY AT CHRISTMAS
Two special productions have been prepared for SAT-7 KIDS’ Christmas schedule. The crew visited a children’s cancer hospital in Cairo, Egypt to bring joy to the young patients. Another production offers children insight on Christ’s humble beginnings by filming in a manger.
Despite financial restraints on SAT-7’s productions, the studios have managed to produce many entertaining and spiritually enriching programs for its Christmas schedule.
SAT-7 KIDS VISITS CHILDREN’S CANCER HOSPITAL
Assanabel News visited a children’s cancer hospital in Cairo, Egypt, to bring Christmas joy to young patients. A special celebration was organised by St John Church of Cairo; a fun and colourful performance with dancing, singing and drama.
The children learned about the message of love and hope, from the volunteers of St John Church who planned the event and were given the chance to send Christmas wishes to their loved ones on camera.
“We wanted to bring some joy to these children whose lives have become restricted to medicines, syringes and cannulas,” says Producer Mounir Zakhary. “It’s enough the pain they are going through, they deserve joy.”
APPRECIATING CHRIST’S HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
Another Christmas production took place in a real-life manger. The program shows children where Jesus was born and the circumstances of his birth. Thirteen-year-old presenter, Amira, sits on the hay among donkeys, cows and goats in a manger and tells young viewers of the birth of Jesus Christ. She explains to children why their God humbled Himself to be born in the least expected place.
Rising up from the hay, Amira explains, “This place is so uncomfortable as you can see, but Jesus was born in a place like this. He could have chosen to be born in a castle but the birth of Jesus in the manger teaches us love. He loves all of us, the rich and the poor, and teaches us humility.”
“Many children don’t know what a manger looks like and can’t imagine what it would be like to be born there,” describes Producer Mounir Zakhary. “We wanted to film there and show them what Jesus did for their sake.”