The church in North Africa has grown significant in recent years. Yet many still worship together in secret or are isolated unable to attend a church. Broadcasting in the Kabyle language, SAT-7 ARABIC is now ministering to North Africans through Free Souls, a documentary series featuring Algerian Christians’ testimonies.
Free Souls now joins the Algerian worship and Bible teaching programme, My Church, as the second SAT-7 programme broadcast in the Kabyle language with Arabic language subtitles. The testimonies shared on Free Souls give viewers hope that they, too, can experience the freedom that comes from the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of individuals.
The host of Free Souls began her own faith journey when she saw the JESUS Film on SAT-7 in the 1990s. Her heart goes out to Algerian women in particular. Compared to the relative freedom she experienced growing up in Tunisia, she finds that Algerian women face more restrictions.
She says, “In Algeria, a woman is despised, rejected by her family…And she cannot go out by herself…In some cities, she cannot drive at all.”
Since many Algerian women do not work outside the home and cannot read, television allows them to somewhat experience the outside world. It is also an ideal tool for sharing Christ’s love with them.
An Algerian Berber Viewer wrote:
Every Tuesday night I call my friends in the village (some of them are not believers) and ask them to join my family to watch together the testimonies of brothers and sisters in my church who came to know the Lord. God changed their lives! We even watch the re-run on Fridays. We need these kinds of programmes!”