(Photo courtesy of SAT-7)
Switzerland (MNN) ― A Lebanese singing group has won first prize at an international film festival. SAT-7, a Christian satellite television ministry to the Middle East and North America, recorded an Easter flashmob video in 2011 and is now being recognized for it. "The Four Knights" performed an operatic-style version of the song "Jesus is Risen" to unsuspecting shoppers in Beirut’s busiest shopping mall.
Through this performance, they were entered into the music category at The Christian European Visual Media Association 2012 Film Festival. Over half a million people have viewed this YouTube sensation and many have commented.
The filming of this project took one full day and another two days of editing. The time paid off for SAT-7, in that they reached so many people, including non-Christians.
One person commented, “Thank you for sharing the joy of Christianity with the world! I don’t know Arabic but somehow I understand you perfectly!” Another commented, “I am Muslim, and I find this really beautiful. Love to my Christian friends.”
As SAT-7 continues to reach people though this video and their other ministries, pray that the SAT-7 KIDS Web site will continue to impact children and help them get to know the Bible and Jesus better. Also pray that the new program for women, Needle and Thread, being launched this month on SAT-7 ARABIC, "will encourage women, respond to their needs, and address issues that concern them."