SAT-7 STANDS WITH BEIRUT ON SCREEN AND ON THE STREETS
As Beirut contends with the aftermath of the explosion two weeks on, SAT-7 ARABIC and SAT-7 KIDS come alongside those suffering – both with programs offering spiritual and mental health support, and with on-the-ground initiatives that make God’s love visible on the streets.
“We thank you for your prayers, and we so appreciate them,” says Mirna Adaymi, SAT-7 ARABIC’s Beirut-based Supervisor. “By sight, things are very difficult. But by faith, we know the picture can be different. God can do the impossible. He can do miracles. And so we ask you to keep praying.”
Since the explosion, SAT-7 has broadcast daily prayers for Lebanon from church leaders across the Middle East and North Africa, along with testimonies from the capital on You Are Not Alone and special children’s programming to support the youngest victims. The channels are also sharing short, informative clips on coping with mental health after a traumatic event, and they are producing a longer program that will address this in detail.
And alongside their work to produce these broadcasts, the team have been active on the ground. Juliana Sfeir, Brand Manager for SAT-7 ACADEMY, reports from the streets to share a story of devastation, resilience, and a people coming together.
Several recent initiatives have also seen SAT-7 staff bring food and water to those continuing the mammoth task of clearing glass and securing buildings, including providing a breakfast to one volunteer group.
“It is natural for SAT-7 to be on the ground with people who are in need during this situation,” says Maroun Bou Rached, SAT-7 Lebanon’s Executive Director. “Especially because this goes along with the message of SAT-7, which is to reflect the love of Christ to the people.”
As Mirna asks, please keep praying for Lebanon and for SAT-7’s work to support its people. For more information on our #ForBeirut campaign, click here.