by Almando Jean Louis | November 10, 2023 4:20 AM
Becoming a Christ follower here in Turkey is somehow denying your Turkish citizenship. Islam is mentioned in their national IDs and if they choose to change that to Christian, they automatically become foreigners in their own land. They cannot be buried in Turkish cemeteries. In fact, the only way they will be buried is if a minority group allows them to be buried in their places. Churches cannot be called a place of worship. Churches are known by the government as a meeting place for those foreigners or a nonprofit organization.
The church we are helping to build is a massive building but church membership is around 30. So we wondered why? We found out that the church needs to be a one stop shop. This building will be the only place where Christians can find a Christian library. It will be the only place that will provide any kind of Christian education. It will be a place for volunteers or missionaries to reside. It will be a refugee location for those who get disowned by their families for the sake of Christ.
If anyone wants to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me
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November 8, 2023 6:45 AM
Thank you so much!!
November 7, 2023 10:47 AM
Thanks for the update. It is through hardships & persecution, churches grow & souls are added. The same can be said for us personally. People see when Christians respond righteously & are drawn to Christ because of it. Your work there is part of that process. We are praying.
November 7, 2023 7:41 AM
So encouraging! My God is an awesome God! May the church be a light for all those lost in darkness. A beacon calling them. A transformation for the country. Bless the staff and everyone who come to serve. Thank you all.