Words of encouragement from Algerian believers
SAT-7 CEO, Rita El-Mounayer shares words of encouragement from Algerian believers. Thirteen church buildings in Algeria have now been forced closed, but the living church continues to stand strong in Christ. “The closure of the churches has given us the opportunity to speak to more people about the church and life of Jesus”.
ALGERIA – “YOU CAN SEAL OUR CHURCHES BUT NOT OUR HEARTS”
“You can seal our churches but you can’t seal our hearts” is the cry from Algeria as churches are being sealed shut despite Article 42 of the Algerian Constitution guaranteeing its citizens freedom to worship and the freedom to meet for a service. The 15 October closure of the largest of these – the 1,200-member Full Gospel Church of Tizi Ouzou (EPPETO) – has also halted live television broadcasts of the weekly services by Christian broadcaster SAT-7.
A Voice For Prayer, Peace, And Progress In Lebanon
As weeks of anti-government protests brought their country to a standstill, Lebanon’s church leaders united to join the call for basic rights. Amid the crisis, SAT-7 ARABIC is a powerful platform for Lebanese Christians – and they are encouraging each other to pray, to be peaceful role models, and to stand up for their beliefs.
A MONTH OF TURMOIL AND A WEEK OF PRAYER
Is it a coincidence that SAT-7’s annual Week of Prayer took place during a time of so much turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa? As conflicts and tensions rose in the region, SAT-7 led hundreds of believers from around the world in prayer.
Sat-7 Supports Viewers Through Thick And Thin
SAT-7’s Audience Relations teams provide one-to-one support to hundreds of viewers via telephone calls or messages, often becoming a vital source of prayer and guidance during difficult times. The staff are filled with joy as they witness God’s transformational work in the lives of people in the Middle East.
ARE YOU FREE TO FOLLOW YOUR FAITH?
In many parts of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), people, and Christians in particular, are persecuted, discriminated against, and marginalised for their faith. Through culturally sensitive programming, SAT-7 aims to help break the silence and encourage open discussions on human rights such as Freedom of Religion and Belief (FORB).
Saghi’s Story – Rescued From Isolation
Saghi*, a viewer from Iran, felt isolated and vulnerable when she first turned to SAT-7 for support in desperate times. Her life miraculously transformed when she unexpectedly found comfort, support, and her own faith.
TONIGHT: LEBANON – A CRY FOR THE NATION
As thousands of Lebanese from across the spectrum of religious groups and ethnic communities continue protests across Lebanon, SAT-7 is tackling the issue through a series of live episodes airing tonight on SAT-7 ARABIC. The channel has invited various leaders from the Lebanese Christian community to share their opinions and debate on a way forward.