Strengthen the Church
Christians often face discrimination or persecution and are in urgent need of encouragement. Faith in Jesus can be very costly; Muslims who have become Christians often pay a high price and are put under pressure by family and friends. Leaving Islam (apostasy) is considered to be treason; there are numerous stories about divorce, imprisonment, torture and even death after Muslims became Christians. There is a great need for encouragement to stand strong in their faith. Many of them often have no other believers in the vicinity.
We provide discipleship and bible school-style programs, music and pastoral programs to strengthen the faith of Christians in the Arab World.
Read more about our current productions.
Coptic Christians in Egypt are the largest Christian community in the Middle East. The Coptic Orthodox Church is one of the oldest, surviving churches in the region. There are, however, many Copts who are no longer actively involved in church life. Without the strong community relationships, they run the risk of drifting away from their faith.
Arab Vision will be working with the Coptic Church in Egypt through a project that will encourage Coptic Christians to rejoin the community life of the church and revitalise their faith.
We will reach out to Copts through get-togethers. People will be invited to share a weekly community meal and see a video. They will hear the faith presented in a manner which is designed to revive their enthusiasm. After seven meetings of sharing meals and faith presentations, they will be invited to a conference where they will have the opportunity to renew their commitment to the faith and to the church community. Subsequently they will receive follow-up to help them persevere in their commitments.
We plan to produce 8 videos of about half an hour each, presenting the faith through topics like baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, penance and reconciliation, marriage, serving in the church community (vital elements in the Coptic Church) and community-life.
Please pray for the preparations of this project, for the people who need to be trained to lead the small discussion groups, for the speakers in the videos that they may deliver powerful messages of encouragement and enthusiasm, and for the overall organisation.
Can you help us finance one session for €2500 ?
Kingdom Person II
“I watched all the episodes of Kingdom Person. I was deeply touched by the meanings of light and truth. I was excited to get to know that the real meaning of spirituality is not about attending meetings in the church or doing the things that I used to do, but to live in the grace of God and enjoy freedom. Knowing that the focus of my life is to participate in God’s original design makes a big difference for me.”
The first season of Kingdom Person was very well received. The production crew was the first ‘audience’ to be impacted significantly by the content of the programmes. The speaker has a talent for tackling relevant issues for daily Christian life in an inviting, thought-provoking, and refreshing way – aiming at equipping Arab Christians to live as genuine disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in a difficult (sometimes extremely hostile) environment.
The second series of Kingdom Person has 26 episodes of 15 minutes each, plus 26 short clips on social media. Some of the themes are: How to become a mature Christian and resemble Christ, how to deal with suffering, and how to integrate spiritual, psychological and theological aspects in living a Christian life.
Kingdom Person II has been broadcast by several satellite TV channels and via internet.
Several topics of Kingdom Person II are on our YouTube channel.
This year we have the unique possibility to film our Christmas program in the open air, in the heart of Cairo. Together with an Arab music group we will organize a Christmas concert in one of the most public places of the city, near the Cairo Tower. This way we can share the Christmas message by singing carols and by telling the story of Christ’s coming to this world as Savior, in a way that can be understood by many. There is room for 1200 people who can attend this concert. We are looking at possibilities to broadcast live as well; if that is not possible we will film it and it will be broadcast later by various channels and online. Arab Vision is contributing to the costs of renting the premises, plus we have costs of filming, editing and broadcasting the concert.
Will you help us make this unique concert possible? We need US$6800 (€6600).
The majority of the population in many Arab countries is youth under 25 years old. Do they feel they matter in church? Do they feel they can have a say in how the churches view a Christian life style, communication with God, being called by God? Or are they considered too young, not yet mature – by themselves and/or by the Arab church leadership and other adults?
Arab Vision is developing a TV program series about young people in the Bible and how they were used in God’s plans, called, taken seriously… and about how this had a great impact on their and other people’s lives. The programs will also apply the stories and lessons learned to daily (family) life.
An encounter with God and his plans for our young people today will change their lives and their future, and, possibly, the future of complete societies.
The series will consist of 13 programs of each 10 minutes.
For €1500 you can sponsor one episode.