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A time of worship during the
SAT-7 TV program.

Satellite TV broadcaster, SAT-7, recently announced that all of the television broadcasting and production equipment that was confiscated by officials last year has been returned to the studios. "We know many people worldwide have been praying for this moment and for the staff in Egypt," acknowledges the broadcaster's representative. "Thank you for all your support during this difficult period."

On October 10th, Egypt's censorship police had taken away the broadcaster's vitally needed equipment -- including television cameras, studio lights and editing suites -- as part of an investigation into SAT-7's operations. As a result, the production team has not been able to screen live shows or record many of their Christian programmes, resulting in enormous costs for the television broadcaster. To review a previous report on the situation, go to this page.

May the Lord somehow redeem the time and added expense that resulted from the confiscation of the broadcasting equipment during these past months, as well as the added legal costs...further blessing the tremendous outreach of this effective television program so multitudes more in Egypt will come to the personal knowledge of Jesus as their Saviour and Lord. Pray for new doors of opportunity to be made available to SAT-7 so the television ministry will have an even greater sphere of influence, reaching beyond the country's borders into several other areas of the Middle East. May His faithful servants at SAT-7 be further strengthened, encouraged and equipped as they continue fulfilling God's mandate of ministry during these crucial times.

Country Information

Designation
Persecuted

Population
106,437,241 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Egyptian (99.7), other (0.3)

Religion (%)
Islam (90), Christianity (10)

Leader
President Abdelfattah Said El-Sisi (2014)

Government type
Presidential republic

Legal system
Mixed legal system based on Napoleonic civil and penal law, Islamic religious law, and vestiges of colonial-era laws

Source: World Factbook

Pray for Egypt

Pray on behalf of those who are facing economic and social challenges because of their Christian faith. Ask the Lord to provide for their spiritual and practical needs – further strengthening and emboldening them so they can effectively share the message of the Gospel with others in their communities. May the hearts of those who hear it be open and receptive to the wonderful truths contained in God’s Word.

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