SAT-7’s support teams often receive uplifting testimonies from viewers of all ages and areas of life across the Middle East and North Africa. Below are 3 stories of faith that we hope encourage you.
TERROR VICTIM’S LIFE-CHANGING DREAM
“I’d like to testify that God is at work everywhere, and that many people in my country from non-Christian backgrounds are accepting Jesus Christ as their Saviour and growing deeper in Him because of your channel. I am one of them.”
Layla was 16 years old when so-called Islamic State attacked her village in 2014. She was too terrified to sleep for many days afterwards. But one night she fell asleep for ten minutes – and her life changed forever.
In her dream a man in white stood in front of her. His face was glowing. He took her hand in his and walked with her, assuring her that they were safe. He had been watching over the homes in the village for many years. He assured her that He would save them and would not abandon them.
Years later, people shared the Gospel with Layla in the same words that she had heard in her dream. She praises the Lord for accepting her, and for bringing her out of darkness into light. At first she did not have a Christian community, but then she discovered SAT-7 ARABIC. The viewer support team has helped her to persevere in her faith, connecting Layla with a spiritual mentor to disciple her.
After they had had several conversations with her and answered her questions about the Gospel, she shared her testimony, blessed the team, and said, “Thank you. May the Lord bless you as you help pave the way for many to receive salvation and rejoice with your believing brothers and sisters. I am praying for God’s glory to fill you.”
LOST MOROCCAN SHEPHERD FINDS JESUS
Tamer, a 30-year-old shepherd from Morocco, was lost. Realizing his need for help, he reached out to SAT-7 ARABIC’s viewer support team through Facebook.
“I really want to change, but where I live, people breathe sin,” he said. “They don’t know the meaning of peace or safety, and all I see around me is the devil’s work in people’s hearts. There has never been a time where I needed God more than I do now. I desperately need Him to help me overcome my struggles with myself and others.”
Tamer grew up in a non-Christian household and outwardly accepted the doctrines he was taught, but his heart and mind refused to believe them. He watched a variety of programs on SAT-7 and realized that he did not know the true God.
The viewer support team spent time explaining the Christian message to Tamer and, after a while, asked him if he understood who Jesus was and if he wanted to put his trust in Him.
“Yes, Jesus gives the Spirit of truth and He is the Word of God,” Tamer said. “I want to receive Him into my heart. How can I not receive Him who laid down His life for me?”
BULLIED AT SCHOOL FOR CHRISTIAN FAITH
Deena, a Christian teenager from Iran, faces hostility at school because of her faith in Jesus. But she is strengthened and encouraged through Church4Kids, a live Instagram program by SAT-7’s Persian channel.
“I’m still not used to my new school, and I find it hard to keep silent because the teacher always speaks ill of Jesus,” she told Mariam, the presenter of Church4Kids. “I speak lovingly to her about Jesus, and she gets angry, shouts at me and tells me, ‘I know more than you do.’ I ask questions that she cannot answer, and for that reason she always marks me down, but I am not upset by it.”
Other people besides the teacher pick on Deena because of her faith. “At school, it feels like people know that I am a Christian and they want to bully me; you know what it’s like here. But it doesn’t matter; I am kind towards them, and many are surprised.”
In this challenging context, Deena deeply values the support she receives from Mariam through Church4Kids. “I love you, Auntie,” she said, “and there are so many things I want to say. I could talk to you forever!”
Would you please pause and pray for the following right now?
- For revival to break out in the Middle East and North Africa, that more will come to know Christ personally and share Him with those around them
- For the safety and protection of those already sharing the Good News to their family and friends, they they will have wisdom and share with love.