GHM Target Countries
When we tell people GHM produces Christian TV programming for The Middle East and Central Asia, they usually want to know more. Sometimes they have specific countries on their heart that they already pray for. Others aren’t quite sure exactly what countries are in Central Asia.
GHM has produced original programming in Turkmen, Uzbeks, and Azerbaijanis, but that doesn’t begin to reflect the wide reach of our ministry. Here are a few reasons why:
- In these regions, political borders are not related to the use of of languages inside the countries. So, for instance, while Azerbaijani is the official language of Azerbaijan, there are large populations of people in several surrounding countries, including Iran and Turkey, who use Azerbaijani as their primary tongue.
- Many of the languages in the region developed out of the same branch of the Indo-European language family or out of the Turkic language family, meaning that many people can understand many of the languages they do not actually use themselves.
- Because languages flow so freely between the various countries we minister to, many of our potential viewers speak more than one language.
Languages Add Spice to Life
While our office is staffed by people with names like Steve and Hannah Beth, we communicate daily with our program hosts, Umida, Abror, Feruza, Narmin, and Tarana–and that’s only the beginning. We have others who regularly appear in our programs, like Aziz, Bahtiyor, and Zafar. During our last filming we had Mexicans, Russians, Kuwaitis, and Americans as guests, along with many Uzbeks. There’s rarely any way to guess how many languages might be spoken on any given day in our office, and it’s hard to know which ones we’ll be hearing.
We laugh as we listen to one another struggle with an unfamiliar name or word–and spelling is a whole different subject! We’re not complaining though. It makes what we do so much more interesting. That’s why we’re inviting you to join us in a little language game.
While there is only one Savior, His Name comes in many forms, according to what language you speak. We invite you to pray to Jesus Christ for the salvation of those watching our programs, using various translations of his name spoken by our viewers (Translations courtesy of Google Translate):
- Arabic: Almasih Eissa
- Azerbaijani: Müqəddəs İsa
- Georgian: Ieso K’riste
- Kazak: Иса Мәсіх
- Kyrgyz: Ыйса Машайак
- Russian: Иисус Христос
- Tajik: Isoi Maseh
- Turkish: Yüce isa
- Turkmen: Isa Mesih
- Uzbek: Iso Masih
Join Your Heart to Ours
Praying for us (in English or any other language) is just one of the ways you can partner with Global Heart Ministries to fulfill The Great Commission in this generation. Together we can bring the light and the truth of Jesus Christ right into the living rooms of every deceived child, every oppressed woman, and every hurting home. This is our message. This is our call.
We invite you to join this vision as a volunteer, a prayer warrior, or a financial donor. Contact us today by phone or email. Let us know how you’d like to partner with us as we reach out to the Most Unreached Regions of the World.