Dear Praying and Worshipping Friends,
He is good and His love endures forever! We always thank God for you all.
“However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”—the things God has prepared for those who love him—these are the things God has revealed to us by His Spirit.”
Please keep fervently praying for all God is doing here and wherever God has placed you. We have an immediate prayer request and those which are ongoing as we battle together. Thank you!
Hello. He is good and His love endures forever! We always thank God for all of you who are together with us in this kingdom ministry in Gaziantep, Turkey…please keep praying and don’t give up! We have seen His glory and is increasing all the time here and in the region. Keep praying!
This news clip was broadcast on one of the main television channels in Korea. If you don’t speak Korean, still you can pretty much understand what is being said. We were with our reporter friend helping him in filming for this report. Basically it describes the situation with ISIS battling against the Kurdish YPG/Peshmerga and Coalition forces in Kobani and the resulting refugee situation in Suruc, Turkey. The camp shown is representative of many camps and refugees living in abandoned, empty buildings or in unregistered camps in Suruc just a few kilometers over the border from Kobani.
Dear Praying Friends,
Hello. The article out of the New Yorker Magazine below was sent by a praying sister. It is a very good explanation of the situation in Gaziantep and the region regarding the Syrian conflict.
Gaziantep, a city in southern Turkey some forty miles from the Syrian border, has become a bustling hub at the center of the Middle East’s latest conflict. It’s a destination for spies and refugees, insurgent fighters and rebel leaders, foreign-aid workers and covert jihadists—all enmeshed in Syria’s multisided war.
I recently drove to one of Gaziantep’s upscale neighborhoods, an area of pastel apartment blocks with balconies, and took pictures of American Patriot-missile batteries on a nearby hillside. They were pointed at Syria. The missiles were deployed, last year, to defend against Scuds fired at rebel militias by the government of Bashar al-Assad. (Several Scuds had struck close to the border, and occasional artillery shells landed in Turkey.) Now the fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, a.k.a. ISIS or ISIL, are also just across the border, less than an hour away. During an inspection visit in October, NATO’s Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, told American troops manning the missiles, “Your mission is more important than ever.”
Patrick & Soonja minister in Turkey and make programs for a school and pre-school of Christian children and are also developing a program to teach Syrian refugees, especially the women and young children. They lead a school and Alpha program to help and teach new believers about the Scriptures and God. Many new believers are added to the church, God continues to touch the refugees and local people.