Daystar Television Network Studio in Jerusalem Firebombed
"From the ashes of this tragedy we will rise up ... "
An arsonist firebombed Daystar Television Network’s Studio early Saturday morning in Jerusalem.
“You can’t silence the life-changing truth of the Gospel,” said Daystar’s founder and president Marcus Lamb. “From the ashes of this tragedy, we will rise up with help from our partners around the globe and continue reaching across Israel to share God’s love and forgiveness.”
Although the studio — which overlooked the Temple Mount — is a pile of rubble, that didn’t stop Lamb from praying for the arsonist. “My prayer is that this message touches the person responsible for this incident and he embraces the hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ.” Security footage from around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday showed the arsonist setting fire to the building. The arsonist then escaped by rope and ran away.
In 2006, the television network became the only Christian network to broadcast to almost every home in Israel. Daystar bought the studio and renovated it with help from their partners. Now it’s a total loss.
Just as before, Lamb is relying on their partners to help rebuild the studio. Other studios in the area have offered their facilities for Daystar to use in the meantime. “In the wake of this disaster, I’m humbled by outpouring of support from our partners and other ministries. It’s really a beautiful picture of how the Body of Christ comes together to boldly declare our unwavering commitment to the Great Commission, and we are eternally grateful.”