CSM announces Broadcast partnership with Arabic Satellite Station
When we began Clear and Simple Media, our ambitions were rather modest. Now it seems as if God has other ideas.
Call of Love Ministries was founded in 2001 to be a tool to draw Muslim people to Christ. They do this through various media and outreach venues to deliver God’s message of hope and life to Muslims globally. One of their most effective ministries began in 2017 when they launched an Arabic Satellite Television Station. They now stream 24/7 on several satellite frequencies, IPTV boxes, and on their website.
The station targets over 400 million Arabic speaking Muslims and 300 million English speaking Muslims worldwide, mostly between the ages of 15-35. Call of Love Ministries produces and broadcasts relevant biblical programming in Arabic and English.
In the summer of 2018, in Indianapolis, we were approached by the founder of Call of Love Ministries. He had seen our book, Travel Guide to the Bible, and felt that it would make excellent material for programs for their Arabic speaking television station. The original concept was to do 70 programs of 15 minutes each (one for each chapter in the book) in our simplified English style. They would broadcast the programs in English with Arabic subtitles. He believed that the appetite for English in the Middle East would attract a younger audience. He would use their interest in English as a tool to share the gospel with them.
Since that time, the ministry of the satellite television station has grown exponentially. Recently, the need for new programming in the Arabic language has caused them to rethink this strategy. We have now been asked to help them develop scripts for the television program, which will be translated into and broadcast in Arabic. The programs will be produced and recorded in their studios in Egypt and will become a regular part of the broadcast schedule.
Please pray for the writing, editing, and translation of these scripts. And pray for the technicians and presenters who will be producing this programming. This will be one of our more ambitious projects to date. But we believe that the effort and the expenditure will pay off in ways that only eternity will reveal.