Young Christian girls and women in Afghanistan fear Isis will kidnap them and force them to become wives to Isis soldiers as a reward for their service. Dr. Rex Rogers says SAT-7, a U.S.-based ministry that aims to make the gospel available to everyone in the Middle East and North Africa, is getting social media contact back from the women in the region.
"'Pray that I escape this hell' -- That's a direct quote," Rogers relays. "Or here's another one from a lady: 'I came to Christ a year ago. The Kabul situation is dreadful. Please help us. My daughter's life and my life are both in danger. My daughter is eight years old. She has no one else except me.'"
Rogers felt the messages would diminish over time, but he assures American Family News that they have not. He says SAT-7's broadcasts to Afghanistan in the Farsi and Dari languages are designed to give the people there hope.
"We are praying for them as well, as are, of course, other ministries in the U.S. and elsewhere, to support and encourage them," Rogers adds. "And we try and remind them of biblical theology, of who God is -- that he has not forgotten them [and] that the sovereign God of the universe is still in charge, even in their most desperate situation."
The SAT-7 spokesman says the Christians in Afghanistan remain steadfast, even in the face of horrible persecution.
SAT-7 expects to continue providing programming there 24 hours a day.