A source of encouragement

An interview with team member, Khalil*.

How long have you worked with Arab World Media?

I began my service with Arab World Media in March 1999 when I left my country, Syria, to go to the Media Centre in France. It was the first time I had travelled abroad.

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The Message of the Bible

Arab Muslims are very much connected to the world, especially through their phones. And just like we do, they need stimulating content to get their attention. There’s not enough time to watch and read everything, but something visually appealing, and not too lengthy either, might just make them stop and watch!

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Breakthrough March 2017

Breakthrough is a monthly call to pray for the Arab world. In each edition we focus on a different country of the region, praying for ‘breakthrough’ over a particular stronghold.

Did you have pancakes last night? Today is Ash Wednesday, which for many Christians marks the beginning of a period of fasting as we reflect on Jesus’ 40 days of temptation in the desert (see Matthew 4). Not all of us will give up something for Lent, but it is a special time in which we look forward to our celebration of the most important date in the Christian calendar: Christ’s death and resurrection.

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Discovering the Bible

Since our inception, nearly 60 years ago, Arab World Media has been a ministry that values face-to-face contact. This may sound odd, when you consider that we use technology and media to reach people with the gospel, but we have always recognised the importance of believers and seekers meeting and talking with someone in person.

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Highlights of 2016

We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. (John 9:4 ESV)

This was our verse for 2016. It has a feeling of urgency – John is essentially saying, Do not waste time.

We began the year with a sense that in the chaos and suffering of war and upheaval, God was providing his church with an unprecedented opportunity to bring the good news to Arab Muslims. We did not know how long this would last (we still don’t!) and wanted to make the most of it.

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