Christmas means fear, isolation and sorrow for many Middle Eastern Christians.
But you can bring joy
Christians in the Middle East face coronavirus restrictions on top of everyday oppression. It means Christmas will be harder than ever. But you can help.
For us, the pandemic will end and our freedoms will resume. But for many Christians in the Middle East, there’s no end in sight to the oppression and isolation.
That’s why your help is so important this Christmas. With you, believers can come together around powerful, faith-filled television – and you’ll bring joy by enabling our viewer support team.
Afrouz*, aged 19, is from Afghanistan. She has suffered real hardship during her teenage years. First, her mother died. Then extremists attacked her village. Finally, Afrouz was smuggled into Iran for safety. Today, she’s still there, alone with her 15-year-old brother.
“I feel sad and sorrowful and our life is passing by,” said Afrouz. “I need help to be free of the sadness I feel in my being.”
But when Afrouz was flicking through TV channels, she discovered SAT-7.
“Your programme filled me with peace!” she said. Afrouz called our viewer support team, and they told her she is loved by God. Our team prayed with Afrouz, sent her a Bible and arranged to call her each week. Afrouz told us:
I am no longer alone. Even though you cannot see me and don’t know me, you have been kind to me.”
*Name changed and image used for representation only
SAT-7 programmes bring joy
Our teams offer prayer and kindness
God's love is made visible in the Middle East.
This Christmas, SAT-7 has planned broadcasts including live church services, worship shows and Christian films. And our team is standing by to respond to thousands of messages.
But it can only happen with the generous support of people like you.
brings joy through Christmas broadcasting, so believers can be free to worship in their own homes
shows love to someone who is isolated and alone, through the prayer and kindness of our viewer support team
strengthens the faith of isolated believers, through powerful faith-filled Christmas programmes