Christians across the country are being asked to get together for food and friendship whilst raising money to help get God’s message directly into the homes of Iranians.
SAT-7 – the broadcaster of Christian TV programmes in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish – has been taking the Gospel, completely unhindered, into homes throughout the Middle East and North Africa for 16 years via satellite.
It has just launched its Dish of Hope campaign to raise money specifically to make a series of programmes to help fledgling house churches in Iran.
Rachel Fadipe, SAT-7’s Executive Director, explained more: “Despite facing intense abuse and discrimination, many Iranians are turning to Christ and there is a growing underground movement meeting through house churches. However, most house church leaders have no training, no theological books and no Bible. Our satellite TV channel, SAT-7 PARS, is often their only source of spiritual food.
“Satellite dishes are widespread in Iran so by using satellite TV we can broadcast the Christian message directly into homes completely unchallenged by the authorities. We want to expand our programming to offer discipleship and theological training aimed at these new house church leaders but we need to raise £20,000.”
SAT-7 is inviting churches, small groups, and friends to get together over some food at their own Dish of Hope. Rachel went on to say: “It doesn’t matter whether it’s a breakfast, supper with friends, a coffee morning or Christmas party – the idea is that you have fun with friends and donate the money raised to SAT-7’s Dish of Hope appeal. Your money will make a real difference to Christians trying to live out their faith in a difficult, often hostile, environment.”