“Good Morning World”
Alkarma TV Opportunity, Broadcast From NYC
Alkarma, which is the Arabic word for “the Vine,” was founded on John 15, “I am the Vine, you are the branches…” The extraordinary story of the Egyptian founder of Alkarma, Samuel Estefonos, can be read in detail through a rare interview he gave to Christian Today: “Birthed in a three-car garage, Alkarma TV is now reaching Arabic-speaking viewers in America and around the world”.
Alkarma TV was formed 20 years ago in response to the tragic events of 9/11. It now reaches the Muslim world of nearly two billion through 14 satellites, offering live shows on seven 24-hour channels, predominantly through Arabic-speaking programs.
Estimates are that more than a hundred million Muslims have made a decision for Christ over the last 20 years through Alkarma programming and follow-up. Laminated handwritten salvation stories fill binders in file cabinets from floor to ceiling at the Alkarma central studios in California.
Alkarma’s 14 satellites cover 98.9% of the world, with 35-65 million satellite viewers every month. One of the Alkarma channels is entirely focused on evangelism and apologetics, another on discipleship, another on marriage and family. The new 8th channel for “Good Morning World” will target “New Gen”, with English-speaking programming.
More than 100 million unique IP addresses access programming yearly through Apple TV, Roku, the Alkarma website and the Al Karma app. Approximately 400 million people are watching at least one Alkarma broadcast at any given time of the day or night.
Alkarma has an additional large reach through social media. Last year 3 million people connected via social media, with more than 600,000 engagements, and 250,000 private messages.
Alkarma, which is an ECFA non-profit organization, hired an independent firm to do an audit which concluded that for every $1 given to Alkarma, 1000 people hear the gospel of Jesus 24/7 for 30 days. For every $1000 investment, 1 million people are reached in a single month. AlKarma has a strong mission statement, is orthodox/evangelical doctrine, and according to MinistryWatch, Alkarma has an “A” transparency rating.
“Good Morning World” will broadcast live on Saturday mornings from New York City, with an anticipated audience of more than 10 million weekly viewers. Alkarma will be advertising our English speaking program on all of their outlets and app. Alkarma has high hopes for the impact of this show broadcasting on the backdrop of the most influential city in the world.
Good Morning World will be designed for the next generation of English-speaking Arabic-background people in a morning-show format, with life-giving segments that include interviews with believers, “Miracles in Manhattan,” finding your life purpose, and experts on marriage, family, work and other subjects viewers are drawn to for advice and answers.
Each segment will have takeaway materials available for viewers online, connecting them further with help and tools for growing in faith and finding resources for their personal and professional lives.
The gospel of Jesus Christ will be shared in creative ways on every episode, with a flavor that has a broad and convincing appeal to believers and non-believers alike. Those watching will be invited at the end of each program to attend bible-believing churches, where they can grow and be discipled. A “call center” will help people get to know Jesus and find a path forward in Christ.
We are presently preparing our NYC space for global television production and are in search of creative talent, and a prayer team equipped to go head-on against the prince of the air, so that all the world might hear the Gospel. The show is projected to go into pre-production in fall of 2022, with a live launch in January, 2023.
Will you join us in this endeavor?
You can get involved through prayer, through offering your talents as a resource and by investing in Jordan Lewis Missions (Alkarma Fund) which is bringing the Gospel to the unreached people of the world. God will no doubt use Good Morning World to reach millions and by God’s grace, see countless lives turn to Jesus for hope and salvation.