Often times, becoming a new Christian in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region can be a laborious task with disapproval from peers, friends, and even family. The response to Christianity is not always welcoming and can even lead to devastation and humiliation from onlookers displeased with their beliefs. Thanks to technology, Christians can learn about Christ in the safety of their own homes.
*Anita, an Iranian woman residing in Malaysia, emailed to tell of her sister’s coming to Christ five years ago. However, she explained that her sister’s family and husband did not know about her beliefs. After she began to watch SAT-7, she says her sister’s husband became suspicious.
“He deleted all Christian channels from satellite,” Anita said.
Luckily though, through the multiple technological platforms of SAT-7, her sister found another way to continue to find support from SAT-7.
Anita goes on to write, “I was worried for my sister as it was her only Christian source of encouragement, but thankfully a couple of days ago she joined your Telegram channel!”
The page on Telegram for SAT-7 PARS includes videos of SAT-7 shows, other third-party Christian resources, and the Bible, which is available in two formats.
“She gets articles, books and counseling through Telegram and she is very happy. I thank God that she can be in touch with you,” said Anita.
Currently, SAT-7 receives more than 2,000 messages on Telegram every day, and there have been over 60,000 Bible views!
Many people find hope through our satellite television programs that offers the Gospel message, schooling, fellowship, and basic knowledge of Christianity. And apps like Telegram and phone communication allow us to connect with the MENA region in other new and innovative ways.
Please pray that through the blessing of technology, SAT-7 can continue reaching people who have no other source for the Gospel – individuals like Anita’s sister; people desperately seeking hope in a hopeless situation.
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