Presenting the Gospel

Across the Arab World more Muslims are coming to faith in Jesus Christ than at any other time in history. We proclaim the Good News lovingly and respectfully. Arab Vision was the first to produce evangelistic programs for North Africa. In Algeria we saw dramatic church growth, especially in the Kabyle area. Testimonies from Tunisia include the story of an imam who, with his wife, became Christians after watching our programs. ‘One day a program about the relationship between husband and wife really spoke to us and we called the telephone number which was shown. Now we both believe in Jesus,’ the imam told our follow-up team.

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Arab Vision is producing a series of 365 short clips in which Arab children proclaim the word of God by simply citing Bible verses. These clips of just a few seconds each are used on Christian satellite television and on the internet, using Facebook and Instagram.

We want to present the Gospel to non-Christians around the Arab World, in its purest form (without explanation), and in a neutral way. Often people are more open to words spoken by children, even if they don’t know the source of the words. We simply want viewers to get acquainted with Biblical truths, words of wisdom, of love and grace, words of Jesus Christ himself, by quoting them without interpretation. We also want to encourage and lift up Arab Christians through these short clips: “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”

Mark my words is a heart-warming series. Because we also want to show through the children that everyone is valuable, about 5% of the verses are read by children with special needs. Some of the clips are in sign language.

We have produced this series in Arabic and continue with producing series with children speaking Berber languages of North Africa and Armenian. These clips are ideal for use on social media, but they will also be used by various satellite broadcasters.

Furthermore, we want to challenge parents with their children, to memorise bible-verses. The illiteracy rates in the Arab World are still fairly high, and these clips by children are a beautiful way to help people who cannot read or write, to get to know biblical truths better.

Have a look at the following clips to get an impression of this series

Come unto Me in sign language

God is love

We are His people

 

The Heritage Project

At the height of the Roman Empire, it was easier to travel from North Africa to Rome than from Paris to Rome. Leaving the shores of Tunisia, one could arrive in Rome 24 hours later. The early church in this Roman province knew waves of persecution, but also enjoyed periods of relative peace. The waves of persecution, however, often showed the strength of the believers’ faith.

In 203 AD two young Christian women, Perpetua and Felicitas were martyred at Carthage, in Tunisia. While in prison, Perpetua kept a diary, which has been preserved to this day. She wrote:“My father arrived from the city, worn with anxiety, and came up the hill hoping still to weaken my resolution. ’Daughter,’ he said, ‘pity my white hairs! Pity your father. Make me not a reproach to mankind! Look on your mother and your mother’s sister; look on your son who cannot live after you are gone. Forget your pride; do not make us all wretched! None of us will ever speak freely again if calamity strikes you.’ So spoke my father in his love for me, kissing my hands and casting himself at my feet, and with tears. And I grieved for my father’s sake…”

In 698 Carthage and all of North Africa was conquered by the Arab/Islamic armies, but the church continued to exist, although at a smaller scale, till around the beginning of the 15th century. In recent years we have seen a resurrection of the church in North Africa, particularly among the Kabyle in Algeria. Christian TV programmes have played an important role in this process.

The Heritage Project is a series of 8 x 30 minute programmes depicting Christians who lived in the first five centuries AD. We hope that the series will be a great encouragement for the Christians in North Africa and an eye-opener to many who do not know the message of the Gospel. This project is being produced in partnership with International Media Ministries.

You can watch a trailer about this Heritage project here.

Listen to what a Christian from North Africa says about the possible impact of this series in this clip.

If you (as an organization) want to adopt one episode of this documentary series, please let us know. For a full project proposal, please contact us at contact@arabvision.org

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Women in the Bible

Biblical Insights for Modern Times

The focus of this series is on women in the Bible, both in the Old and the New Testament. We look at a number of women in the Old Testament, like the midwives in Egypt, Abigail, Ruth, etc.

In the New Testament Christ interacted with many women during His earthly ministry; Mary the mother of Jesus,  Mary and Martha, sisters of Lazarus; the Samaritan woman, Mary Magdalene; the woman with the issue of blood; and others. In each instance, Christ recognized the immense value of each woman and showed the extent of God’s own appreciation for her in the circumstances in her life.

There are 26 videos with drama sketches about the situation of the women, followed by an explanation of the Bible passage. All the episodes are available with English subtitles. If you are interested in obtaining them, please write a note to contact@arabvision.org

Watch three episodes on our YouTube channel, with English subtitles.