Women for Middle East HOPE

Meeting women where they are

A MINISTRY OF SAT-7

SAT-7 USA

A VOICE FOR WOMEN IN THE
MIDDLE EAST AND
NORTH AFRICA.

SAT-7’s appeal is due in large part to its commitment never to demean or condemn any religion or denomination and to refrain from taking any “side” politically.  On-screen personalities and most behind-the-scenes staff are Middle Easterners, assuring that programs are culturally sensitive and appropriate.

SAT-7 was founded 20 years ago as a means to present an accurate understanding of Jesus—uncensored—to millions of people in the region. With channels in Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish languages, SAT-7 continues to take advantage of satellite television technology to shed light on many topics that were not previously addressed in the media.

About 50 percent of women in the Middle East and North Africa are illiterate and many are housebound. Because they spend much of their day watching television, satellite television programming is the perfect medium to transmit information.

  • Women for Middle East HOPE and SAT-7 share a vision of positive change in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Many segments of SAT-7’s television programs for men and women were developed to contrast the culture of injustice with Christian concepts of freedom and forgiveness
  • SAT-7 aims to improve the public perception of Middle Eastern women while, at the same time, helping these women to better understand their rights
  • Women for Middle East HOPE officially launched during May 2013

MEET THE STAFF

Kim Wriston

Project Manager & Speaker 

Women for Middle East HOPE

Project Manager, SAT-7 USA

Kim Wriston joined SAT-7 USA in 2015 and works in our Easton, MD office, where she serves as Project Manager overseeing Women for Middle East HOPE Initiatives and Projects, USA event planning and management, Prayer team associate and Facilities manager. Kim’s experience in the fast paced corporate world prepared her for the fast paced environment and continuing growth…

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Debbie Brink

Founder & Speaker

Women for Middle East HOPE

Senior Vice President, SAT-7 USA

With over 40 years of ministry and development experience, Debbie Brink has served SAT-7 in a variety of roles since 2001.She currently focuses on development of major funding through foundations and individuals. During her tenure at SAT-7, she founded Women for Middle East HOPE, an initiative that reaches across borders and connects hearts and hands with the serious spiritual and practical needs

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Nancy Stafford

Honorary Leadership Chair

Women for Middle East HOPE

Former Board Member, SAT-7 USA

Nancy Stafford has served on the Board of SAT-7 USA. Her longstanding interest and love for women in the Middle East led her to help launch Women for Middle East HOPE. She has visited Egypt, Lebanon, and Cyprus, and hosted “Partnering for the Impossible” about SAT-7 satellite television’s impact in the Arab world. A popular speaker, Nancy travels extensively sharing with women’s groups.

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HONORARY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Kay Arthur

Council Member

Women for Middle East HOPE

Kay is the teacher and host of Precepts for Life, a daily television, radio, and online program which takes the student through the Bible book-by-book, verse-by-verse using the Inductive Bible Study Method. Precepts for Life has an audience reach of over 75 million households and broadcasts into over 30 countries. Kay and her husband Arthur currently reside in Tennessee.

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Judy Douglass

Council Member

Women for Middle East HOPE

Native of Dallas, Texas, Judy is a graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in journalism. She has served as Editor of a magazine targeting college students and another for young adults and has authored three books. Judy’s passion is to encourage God’s children—especially His daughters—become all they were created to be and to accomplish all they were created…

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Debra Maffett

Council Member

Women for Middle East HOPE

Debra Maffett is an Emmy-nominated broadcast veteran who has hosted, written, and produced thousands of hours of network, cable, and syndicated programs. From David Letterman to a regular on Hollywood Squares, from The Tonight Show to Good Morning America, after being crowned Miss America 1983 Debra had the unique opportunity of being interviewed…

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Janet Parshall

Council Member

Women for Middle East HOPE

Host of “In The Market With Janet Parshall” a nationally syndicated radio program that is carried on Moody Radio and airs on over 700 stations all across the nation, from Alaska to the Virgin Islands. Janet has been consistently profiled as one of the top 100 talkers in Talkers magazine. She is the recipient of several broadcasting awards, including NRB’s ON-AIR Personality…

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Joni Eareckson Tada

Council Member

Women for Middle East HOPE

Founder and chief executive officer of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, is an international advocate for people with disabilities. A diving accident in 1967 left Joni Eareckson, then 17, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. After two years of rehabilitation, she emerged with new skills and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations. She founded Joni and Friends…

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