Saturday, November 26, 2005

Jihad for Jesus

God works in mysterious ways, and more often than not His plans include moves that we would never have even dreamed of.

Case in point: A new California-based TV station premiered last month and is being via satellite throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The catch? This is a Christian programming channel, and its target is the Arabic community:

The founder of the nation's first Arabic Christian TV channel says the programming is attracting phone inquiries from curious Muslims.

The Southern California-based channel Alkarma, whose name means "the vineyard" in Arabic, premiered Oct. 17. It is the brainchild of Samuel Estefanos, an Egyptian-born businessman.
He estimates there are 35 Arabic-language TV channels airing nationally, but none of them were Christian until Alkarma began. The channel, which reaches about a million Arabic speakers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, is slowly attracting advertisers.
According to the station's website, which also includes a list of daily programs, their primary goals include:

  • Non-denominational, Christ centered focus on biblical principals and teaching

  • We don't attack any religion or beliefs, but we are helping to understand way Christ is the only way

  • Teach parents how to raise kids, to have healthy family relationships and to be better citizens

  • Reach out to kids in order to create mighty men and women that will make a difference in our world
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
How then shall they call on him of whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!" Romans 10:13-15



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