Our ministry partner, Kanal Hayat, is an evangelistic Christian satellite TV channel broadcasting into Turkey and West Asia. Kanal Hayat (translated as Life Channel) is broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week into areas such as Turkey, where 97% of the population is Muslim. They also broadcast programmes online on their website, YouTube channel and other social media platforms. Their follow-up scheme ensures that viewer responses are answered with either a home visit to provide more information or prayer support, or by introducing them to local Christians and churches to connect with.
Programming includes films, series, documentaries, music programmes and life stories of people who have faith in Jesus. Topics include practical Christian living, features for women, children’s programmes and Bible teaching.
Despite the strong opposing cultures in the region and the increasing risks from extremist groups, Kanal Hayat’s messages continue to open people’s hearts to Jesus. The number of people responding to the broadcasts is ever-increasing and there are more and more opportunities for Kanal Hayat to meet with those responding and to connect them to other Christians and local churches. In 2020, over 100,000 people heard the Gospel!