15th September 2019

SAT-7 UK News&Prayer September 16 - 22

 

His thirst for understanding was quenched when he

met a Lebanese man who was able to explain the

Christian faith and theology to him in a systematic and

logical way. Since then, Pastor Malek has been keen to

explain the Word of God to new generations.

“Blind faith is dangerous and fragile,” Malek explains.

“It is not based on strong foundations of historical

facts and reasoning, so it could collapse when subject

to questioning. That’s not our Christian faith.” Pastor

Malek insists that people shouldn’t take any thought or

idea for granted, but rather research and find the truth.

ANSWERING GOD’S CALL AFTER EIGHT YEARS

Pastor Malek and his wife emigrated to the US in

the 1980s, where he worked for 25 years as a traffic

engineer.

“For eight years after I received my Master’s in

theology, I felt God was calling me to serve as a pastor.

But I was reluctant to leave my career as an engineer,”

Malek confesses. “In 2011, seeing the rising numbers of

Arab Christians immigrating to the US, I finally made

the decision to become a pastor.” Malek is currently

Pastor of the Arabic Fellowship Church in Huntington

Beach, California.

CREATING SPACE FOR QUESTIONS

Pastor Malek visits Egypt regularly and records

episodes of

Words of Life

for SAT-7 ARABIC. Following

the success of its first season, the channel is now

producing season two, which is scheduled for broadcast

in late 2019 and teaches Paul’s letter to the Romans.

Additionally, this season introduces a new segment

where people from the streets of Egypt ask questions

and Pastor Malek answers from the studio.

George Makeen, SAT-7 Arabic Channels Programming

Director, considers it vital that SAT-7 produces its own

teaching programmes. “Nobody knows our viewers’

needs more than we do,” Makeen says. “We receive so

many comments and questions from them daily, so it’s

important for SAT-7 to invest in producing teaching

programmes that answer these questions.”

“Most television producers don’t feel that teaching

programmes are interesting enough,” he continues.

“But our viewers seek our teaching programmes and

gather around the TV set to watch together. It is their

source of discipleship and spiritual nurturing.”

Monday 16 September

Pray that SAT-7 viewers will

continue to have a hunger to

learn more about God and

His word.

Tuesday 17 September

Thank God for SAT-7’s

teaching programmes, and

the discipleship that they

provide.

Wednesday 18 September

Pray for the Egyptian Church,

that God will provide wise

leaders and Bible teachers.

Thursday 19 September

Thank God that Adel Malek

answered God’s calling

and became a pastor. Pray

that viewers will be similarly

inspired to seek God’s will for

their lives.

Friday 20 September

Pray that SAT-7’s Arabic

channels will receive the

finances they need, so they

can continue to produce

programmes that meet

people’s spiritual needs.

Sat-Sun 21-22 September

Pray for the children of

Christian families in the

MENA, that, like Pastor

Malek, they will discover

the truth of the Gospel for

themselves.


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