In the MENA Region Local Believers Can Be More Impactful in Sharing the Gospel than Foreign Missionaries

The old model of serving the Great Commission often saw westerners leaving their homes to share Christ in different countries or on faraway continents. But today, as more national churches grow, it is arguably more important and impactful to equip local believers instead.

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SAT-7, a satellite TV ministry to the Middle East and North Africa, wants to do exactly that. SAT-7 is making God’s love visible through its TV channels in homes across the MENA region. What’s more, the shows produced are created by people from the MENA region for the people of the MENA region.

“This is what the Lord said, ‘You are the salt and the light’. In this MENA region, the Church is the salt and the light. They have to be equipped and ready for reaching their neighbors and the nations,” Michael Helmy, SAT-7 ARABIC Channels Director says.

“It’s very important because it’s more effective for locals to reach locals, for the local church to reach the local people, because they have the same culture, the same background. They share the same life.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Bethann Flynn