Özge Talas is holding two phones and trying to answer both at the same time. She’s working frantically to ensure all calls from an enthusiastic SAT-7 TÜRK audience are answered. Judging by the increase in calls SAT-7 TÜRK is receiving, its recent launch (on the Turkish national platform) is proving a great success.
‘Before we had around 10 calls per week,’ Özge says, ‘Now it’s hundreds every week, and we’re getting many more e-mails too.’ Audience calls cover a wide variety of topics and issues, including those about specific programs on the channel or from people asking where they can get a Bible. ‘We usually guide those who ask for a Bible to churches or specific communions in their area,’ Özge says. ‘That way they can also get in touch with other Christians.’
An example of one call SAT-7 TÜRK has received was from a man in Burdur. ‘I have been praying secretly like a Christian for 12 years,’ the man said. ‘I always prayed to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit but I have never met any Christian at all. ‘Now I watch you and I can’t believe my eyes. I give praises to God. Please help me to meet with local Christians.’
Source: SAT-7 Uplink
Bible Study: Colossians 1:28-29
PRAISE God that many more Turks are now able to view Christian TV. PRAY for a great hunger as they hear the Word of God.