2017–2019 Mission Grant 7
Christian Hope Through Mass Media in Egypt
Lutheran Hour Ministries
Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) has over 60 years of experience proclaiming the Gospel via mass media in the Middle East. Fortunately, the political climate in Egypt provides a new opportunity to expand ministry in the region. Other parts of the Middle East, however, are experiencing great turmoil with war and, as a result, refugees, mainly women and children, are fleeing to safety. There is urgency to expand their proclamation of the Gospel in these areas, especially refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey. LHM will reach families, refugees, and citizens of the region through a new television program broadcast in Cairo, Egypt. This new television broadcast has the potential to reach millions of people throughout the Middle East, refugees and citizens alike, with the message of faith and the true love of Christ and to be a strong Christian voice and witness through Arabic satellite television programming.
WHEREAS, The mission of Lutheran Hour Ministries, based on the clear teaching of Scripture, is bringing Christ to the nations and the nations to the Church; and
WHEREAS, Lutheran Hour Ministries’ center in Egypt will carry out our mission to millions of people in Egypt and the Middle East; and
WHEREAS, Lutheran Hour Ministries has developed Christian Hope Through Mass Media in Egypt to reach and connect with Arabic-speaking families and youth, refugees, and citizens of the region through social media and Arabic satellite television; and
WHEREAS, There is a need to expand Christian Hope Through Mass Media in Egypt in reaching families and youth with the message of faith and trust in God, in reaching refugees in camps where 60 percent are youth, and be a strong Christian witness of love and forgiveness through Egyptian- dialect Arabic television programming; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the delegates gathered at the 2017 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, vote the sum of $100,000 to help fund Christian Hope Through Mass Media in Egypt.