God, the first innovator, has always made a way where there was none. Today, He’s using technology to intervene in a troubled Middle East crisis through SAT-7!
Each of our channels’ developments speaks to His power:
- After years of careful coordination, a SAT-7 outside broadcast van (OBVAN) is now licensed to travel anywhere in Egypt. This is a huge achievement in a country with strict censorship and gargantuan bureaucracy! What it means is that – instead of being limited to studio productions – we can travel to remote villages to air live events or interview rural residents, giving neglected communities a platform to express their Christian faith and prayer requests.
- SAT-7’s channel for Turkish viewers just expanded its audience by over 4 million viewers, joining a private subscription TV service called D-smart. Broadcasting Manager Gökhan Talas says, “This is a new and big step for SAT-7 TÜRK. The miracle of our channel is still ongoing. These are difficult days for our country but this is one of the reasons we are here and serving the people. God is working.” It comes amidst heightened anxieties in Turkey following the failed coup by members of the military on 15 July, and gives the country’s small Christian community an enlarged opportunity to witness to fellow citizens.
- The Iranian government recently destroyed over 100,000 satellite dishes across the country, but this isn’t stopping Iranians searching for spiritual guidance through satellite TV. Iranian seekers continue to stun the SAT-7 Farsi language channel with their overwhelming response to a chat room launched on Telegram, a secure messaging app. SAT-7 is inundated with 2,000 messages a day from viewers in Iran and has seen over 60,000 views of the Bible in whole or in part since it opened a Telegram chat room in September 2015. Thousands contact it seeking spiritual, practical and emotional help, ranging from advice on how to become a Christian to seeking prayer for freedom from addictions.
Next week, meet someone whose life was turned right-side-up by hearing Christ’s message through SAT-7 technology.
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