SAT-7 UK has launched an online video portal featuring a wealth of Arabic and Farsi programme clips to help those who are working with people from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in their local communities.
The video clips are presented by Arab and Iranian theologians and answer some fundamental questions of the Christian faith, such as, “Who is Jesus?” “What is sin?” and “What is the Trinity?”
Continued war and instability across the MENA region has seen thousands of men, women and children, crying out for peace and for a home as they’ve been displaced across Europe. As refugee families have come to the UK, the Church’s tradition of working together to offer welcome and care has continued.
SAT-7 UK has been working with partners to define which of our resources could be most helpful to refugees and to Arabic and Farsi-speaking communities and ministries. One of them is Liverpool Cathedral, which has a ministry to Iranian people who live in the city.
Revd Mohammad Eghtedarian, Curate for Liverpool Cathedral and Sepas, said:
“SAT-7 could be a great resource for local churches across the UK. In my experience, many churches are dealing with people from the Middle East who are hungry for the Good News of Christ. As language is a big barrier to communicate to such people, SAT-7 programmes are excellent resources to fill the gap.”
We have also produced an Arabic language resource, Bedtime Stories, as a welcome gift to Arabic-speaking refugee families. Our hope is that these resources will equip organisations and individuals working with people from the Arab and Persian world, particularly those who are seeking to understand more about the Christian faith.
To access the video portals and to sign up to hear about new resources, visit www.sat7uk.org/community.
- Pray for the many UK churches, organisations and individuals working with refugees, that God will bless and strengthen their ministries.
- Thank God for SAT-7’s new resources, and pray they will be impactful among Arabic and Farsi speakers.
- Thank God for the Arab and Iranian theologians, Bible teachers and leaders who share their spiritual wisdom through SAT-7 programmes.