Satellite Broadcasters Are Our Partners in Spreading the Gospel
First Corinthians 12:5 tells us, “There are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord” That’s very true when it comes to the work GHM does in The Middle East and Central Asia. GHM produces original Christian programming in our target countries’ heart languages, but we depend on ministries like Iran Alive for broadcast via satellite.
Pastor Hormuz, Founder and President of Iran Alive says, “We should focus on Iran not because there is a need—needs are everywhere—but because it is the wise strategy. Iran is the gateway to transforming the Middle East with the Gospel. Once Iran turns to Christ, the whole Middle East will fall like a domino effect. Iran is where God is working in a special way today.”
Iran is a patchwork quilt of languages, stitched together with Farsi. The most frequently spoken language in Iran, after Farsi, is Azerbaijani, the language used in Sweet Conversations, our Women’s Program and in the newly dubbed Children’s Program, Story World. These programs are important tools used by Iran Alive to reach the Azerbaijani-speaking people of Iran.
Better Technology Reaches More Hearts
Pastor Hormuz was gleeful when he sent an email to Steve Sharp with the news of the upgraded satellite. He told the story of a woman who was able to watch an Iran Alive program for the very first time. Late one sleepless night, as she switched among the channels she usually watched, she saw a program she wasn’t familiar with and through it came to accept Jesus Christ as her Savior. Pastor Hormuz did not specify which program she saw, but it could have very easily been Sweet Conversations. Each Sweet Conversations program is laser-focused on the difficulties facing women in countries like Iran and Turkey.
The new satellite reaches 15 million new viewers who have not previously had access to Christian programming and can now hear the Gospel in their own living room. It also reaches 1 million Believers who had been without access to the encouragement and teaching available on Christian TV. In addition to better coverage, the new satellite broadcasts are subject to less jamming – a ploy used by governments to keep their populations in the dark about Christianity, global politics and Western freedoms.
So join with us as we celebrate this exciting news from our ministry partner. We are glad to share it with those of you who donate to, pray for and volunteer with GHM. Every dollar you give, every prayer you lift and every hour your volunteer now goes further in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Join Your Heart to Ours
By partnering with Global Heart Ministries you are helping 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.