CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IN SECRECY
This year, many believers in Iran will celebrate Christmas alone or in secret. Despite this, their messages to SAT-7’s Persian-speaking channel demonstrate their resilient hope during this season.
SAT-7 SHARES HOPE OF CHRIST’S BIRTH WITH DISPLACED KIDS
This Christmas, SAT-7 KIDS brings light and hope to displaced Syrian children at a centre in Damascus, where staff use its programs both during advent and year-round. This new use of SAT-7 shows joins the Christian broadcaster’s many lifelines for displaced children and families, which include education and parenting support.
TEENAGERS FIND HOPE OF CHRIST IN NEW PROGRAM HASHTAG
SAT-7 PARS released a new live program for Farsi speaking teens called Hashtag. Parastoo, the host and producer of Hashtag, wanted to develop a teen program that was fun and educational, sharing Biblical truth that brings hope into their lives.
A REASON FOR CHRISTIANS
Mary Joseph, SAT-7 Egypt Communications Officer, describes how Christians in Egypt prepare for Christmas every year, sharing her reflections of losing two relatives in a church bombing in Cairo, and how this affected her family’s perspective and approach towards the Christmas gatherings and festivities.
WHAT DOES CHRISTMAS MEAN TO PEOPLE LIVING IN TURKEY?
Bright shining lights, delicious food, colourfully wrapped presents, highly decorated trees, and a jolly man dressed in red – these descriptions will make most of us think of Christmas. However, in Turkey these celebrations represent New Year’s Day. SAT-7 TÜRK is helping end confusion by sharing the true message of Christmas in Turkey.
CHURCHES IN JORDAN REACHING OUT TO REFUGEES FOR CHRISTMAS
Following last year’s Christmas Stories episodes filmed on the rooftop of the SAT-7 Egypt Studios, this year SAT-7 ARABIC is broadcasting a second Christmas Stories special coming to us from Jordan. This Christmas special broadcast is focused on the needs of refugees residing in Jordan emphasizing the efforts of churches of various denominations reaching out to help them.
STRIKING RESULTS AS LOVE GOES LIVE ON SAT-7 KIDS’ SOCIAL MEDIA
As SAT-7 KIDS celebrates its 12th anniversary, the Christian channel’s industry-leading new social media strategy achieves striking results. Viewer engagement doubles and youngsters across the Middle East grow in faith in response to the channel’s safe, encouraging presence in the unregulated “Wild West” of online content for children.
UNDYING HOPE FOR A FLOURISHING FUTURE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Only a few weeks after the protests and uprisings in Lebanon began, Olga Messios, SAT-7 Human Resources Director, visited the SAT-7 Lebanon office in Beirut. Upon her return she paints a picture of the dire situation that is currently troubling the country.