Welcome to 'This is Love'
Abuse and mistreatment of women is widespread in the MENA region. The impact of this abuse extends far beyond the individual women themselves. Children are left emotionally-scarred, families become dysfunctional, and communities are broken as shame creates barriers of fear and isolation.
SAT-7 wants to see women – and indeed all people – restored to their God-given image and value, and relationships and communities transformed by His love. Read more real-life stories of women in the region here.
This is Love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." 1 John 4:10-11
You can still sign up to receive the campaign via email or text if you'd like to be sent prayer points weekly. And you can donate to support programming for women and families, as SAT-7 seeks to work towards relationships transformed by God's love.
'This is Love' resources
There is a great selection of resources to help you follow along with this campaign. We hope that you find them uplifting, and experience God’s love afresh as you take part.
We've produced an action booklet which is packed full of ideas for ways to show your love for the MENA region – during Lent and beyond. Click here to download the PDF version.
LENT PRAYER GUIDE
Our Lent prayer guide, A New Heart, will help you pray for six different groups of people in the MENA and their everyday relationships: women, men, married couples, parents, young people, and the Church.
Presentations for your church
A PowerPoint presentation is available, in both standard and widescreen, for use in your church or house group. This is a great way of sharing ‘This is Love’ and getting more people involved in praying for the Middle East and North Africa.
SHARE THE LOVE
"Love is... my spouse making me a cup of tea every morning"
"Love is...someone asking me how I am, and really meaning it"
"Love is...letting someone out at a junction, even when I'm in a rush!"
What does "love" mean to you? You may think of love in big ways like sacrifice, commitment and selflessness. But it can also be smaller gestures that make us feel loved. Share your examples of what "love is" with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and we'll share your responses to encourage our viewers in the Middle East. Don't forget to use the #ThisIsLove hashtag!