Cary, NC, February 7, 2011— Amid the ongoing unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, Christian media organization TWR International continues to deliver spiritual programming to the region, proclaiming the peace, hope and love of Jesus Christ.
“There’s no doubt that the Middle East and North Africa region is in a state of turmoil and chaos,” says TWR’s Arabic Ministries leader. “What we see on the news – whether local, regional or international – is heartbreaking and can be quite alarming since we don’t know what the future holds for this region. People in countries like Lebanon, Tunisia, Yemen and especially Egypt are boiling in anger, rebellion and hatred, and their wrath is being manifested in violent attacks on private and public sectors.”
TWR’s outreach to the Middle East and North Africa covers the entire region, which includes 20 countries and some 383 million people. Each week, TWR reaches men, women, youth and oral people groups with weekly radio broadcasts in the languages of the region, which include Arabic and Berber and their many dialects, Assyrian, Farsi, Hebrew, Iraqi, Sous-Tachelhit and Turkish.
The ministry’s strategic “Oasis of Hope” series (consists of four programs specifically produced for distinct audiences in the Middle East. Programs vary in style and format but are geared to provide practical, biblical insight to make a lasting spiritual difference on the lives of listeners.
“We are thankful that God is in control and focus on His promises and His Word in Philippians 4:6: ‘Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God,’ the Arabic Ministries leader says. “Yes, we believe that our Lord, the Prince of Peace, is able to calm down the situation, especially in Egypt.
“Please pray with us that the broadcast of God’s Word into the region would continue to have a profound and extensive impact on people in the region,” the leader adds. “Also pray for the safety of our teams in the region, and that they would be able to continue to do the work that He has called them to do. Pray that their lives—at all times—would reflect the Source of our peace.”
For more about TWR’s ministry in the Middle East, visit www.twr.org/middle_east.html.