COVID-19 lockdowns have left a trail of hardship across the Middle East and North Africa. Refugees, domestic abuse victims, and other vulnerable groups now have economic troubles to deal with on top of their everyday battles.
That’s why SAT-7 ARABIC has created the new program You are Not Alone as part of its response to COVID-19. Joe Willey says, “The viewers of these programs have faced a loss of their income, their family and home stability because of the pandemic. Some have actually fled from their homes due to war. And they have had to deal with a pandemic in refugee camps.”
The pre-recorded program is designed to connect with viewers during the lockdown. Willey says, “You are Not Alone was created to bring spiritual encouragement to viewers who are struggling with loneliness, anxiety, and grief caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It broadcasts a 25-minute episode three times weekly. You are Not Alone shares important news regarding the pandemic and stories that help viewers feel connected.” Willey says the program also features psychological advice for how to stay physically and emotionally healthy during the pandemic.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray that the good news of Jesus will cut through the despair facing many after the COVID-19 lockdowns.
- Ask God to make the Gospel available throughout MENA through SAT7 programming.