Saturday, September 27, 2008

Day 27 - Sat-7 Kids

The Twenty-Seventh Day (Saturday, September 27)

A new TV-channel for the children of the Arab World

One hundred million children under the age of 15 live in the Arab world and at least half of them have access to satellite television. These children and youth represent the future of the region. Children living amid strife, lack of hope and difficulties often turn to TV as a place of safety where they can escape. Arab children now have the opportunity to watch Christian programming at all times of the day. In December 2007, the SAT-7 network launched SAT-7 KIDS a 24-hour Arabic satellite television channel for children.

For about 12 years the SAT-7 network has been encouraging and strengthening believers as it makes available Christ’s message of hope to every home in the Middle East and North Africa. On SAT-7 KIDS, children can see programs with messages of love, forgiveness and turning the other cheek. The channel is broadcasting cartoons, dramas, Bible stories, game shows and many kinds of programs about how to walk with the Lord. From the beginning, programs for children have been among the most popular of the wide variety of shows available on SAT-7. Here are a few comments from viewers:

“I thank the Lord for your programs which spread the Word of God in the Arab world. I regularly watch your children’s program, although I am 27 years old and am a Sunday school teacher! (Young man in Syria)

“I am 9 years old. I have a question: How can I love the bad people who are mean to me? (Girl in Egypt)

“I want to tell you that I love your show very much. It helps me to understand and know things about God. (Egyptian girl living in Saudi Arabia)

Prayer Starters
* Pray for the children of the Arab world, that they may be blessed through watching SAT-7 KIDS.

* Pray for inspiration and creativity for those actively working to make SAT-7 KIDS an attractive and helpful channel for followers of Jesus and Muslims alike.

* Pray for additional funding for SAT-7.

Muslim ideas of Christians
Very often Muslims unfortunately associate Christianity completely with Western culture. Muslims often believe that Christians are deceived and that they have an obligation to lead them to the truth of Islam. For many Muslims, the word ‘Christian’ signifies materialism, a lack of spirituality and moral failure. Because of this they reject many things that come from Western society and which they consider perverted. For Muslims, alcohol consumption, pornography, a liberal lifestyle and a lack of religious practice are sure signs of the failure of Western countries (They often see and hear these type of things on Western television, films, books and music).

HT: 30 Days Muslim Prayer Focus

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