(From our brothers in Tunisia) Starting today, April 6, at 9:15pm Tunis time (4:15pm EDT) and for the next week or so a TV program will be broadcast on Tunisian national television, about the Christians in Tunisia. The broadcast will be repeated twice a day for about a week. This program is being advertised and already Tunisians are talking about it.
The journalists responsible explained that the purpose of the program is to present Christians in a favorable manner and show that there are minorities in Tunisia. However, several people have expressed their concerns, saying that this program is primarily intended to defame Christians and sow more trouble in Tunisia. Whatever the intention of the program, we think it could have huge repercussions.
Some of the local Christians are giving their testimonies. This has the potential to provoke strong, perhaps even violent reactions. At the same time, the program could also give courage to those who follow Christ in secret to come out to publicly identify with Him.
Just a reminder that the known number of national believers does not exceed 1,500 in this land of over 10 million people. This is up from 200 before the revolution.
On this Good Friday let’s take the time to thank the Lord Jesus for all that He has done for us. Please pray with our Tunisian brothers and sisters that Christ’s name will be glorified as many Muslims will see this TV program.
Also, pray for the Tunisian believers. This could be a time when persecution starts to grow. May our Lord give great strength. There are a few church buildings in the country from a number of different denominations, some are already expecting greater persecution.