With all that has been happening in Turkey over the last 10 or so days, we have spent time talking and praying with our team on the ground in the country.
Naturally the attempted coup and subsequent response from the government has brought a degree of uncertainty to the region, which we are monitoring and assessing on a daily basis.
While the situation is serious, exactly how it will impact our work in Turkey in the long run remains to be seen. In the meantime, our work continues as normal with sensitivity to the situation.
Church services are continuing for all our churches in Turkey.
We have 14 people from inside Iran right now at a women's advanced training conference in Turkey, and a three-month training course begins in August.
Several churches have day events planned for outreach and discipleship in upcoming days.
Summer evangelism programs continue as planned in key cities.
On a positive note, the situation in Turkey seems to have increased disillusionment with Islam among a growing number of Turks. Several of our churches have reported Turks coming to Christ in the days following the attempted coup. So we rejoice even as we pray that God would make straight our paths.
I ask that you would join us in prayer for:
- Safety for our people on the ground and those traveling to participle in training events.
- Wisdom for our leadership as we navigate these uncertain times in Turkey.
- Increased openness among Muslims as disillusionment with Islam grows across the region.
Thank you for standing with us. Your partnership in the Gospel is deeply appreciated.
Grace and peace,