MANY FROM MUSLIM WORLD
While hard-line Muslim nations make
accessing Christian websites difficult, it’s not impossible, and these
websites are making an incredible impact.
Strategic Resource Group (SRG) helps
organizations reach out to the lost inside the 10/40 Window. SRG reports
Christian websites are receiving nearly
(people checking out the sites)
per month from the Middle
East. One Christian organization hosting chat rooms for Arabic-speaking web
users estimates that more than 42,000 people visit those sites daily.
About 2,000 Arabic language Bibles are
downloaded from the Internet each month. One organization estimates that 20
people per month are giving their hearts to Christ as a result of learning
about the Christian faith on these websites.
Although some Islamic governments try
to block these websites, the Internet generally knows no borders. More than
half of the population in the Middle East is 25 years old or younger, and
many of these young people own computers or have access to them. This
technology has connected people together through e-mail groups, networks,
blogs and chat rooms.
Christian organizations are seizing
the Internet opportunity to create communities of people who can openly talk
about faith issues in a safe environment. In the greater Middle East, the
Internet represents a crucial growth sector for communicating the Christian
message in Arabic, Farsi and regional languages. -
News / 16 Feb 06