It is true that the state had very little or no tolerance towards Christians. It is true that missionaries are being expelled from the country. It is true that some Christians are being persecuted and that some are even killed. It is true that according to all indications, Turkey is edging closer towards a jihadist state.
But it is also true that more people are coming to salvation in Christ. The Turkish broadcasts by Sat-7 are gaining momentum. It is also true that there are many websites and chatrooms that share the gospel to people inside Turkey in the Turkish language. One such website has hundreds of thousands of Turkish speaking people (especially women) that listen to gospel messages and programs.
While it is true that one cannot see much on the surface yet, something is happening deep “underground”. People are disillusioned, they are seeking for a God that can give them peace, love them and forgive their sin. They want a God that is righteous and that can give them eternal life.
- Pray for Muslims in Turkey to find programs on the internet that will lead them to Christ.
- Pray for the work of the television station Sat-7. Pray that their broadcasts will touch the hearts of people.
- Pray for the work of the Jesus Film and for other effective methods to get the gospel into the nation.
- Pray for Spirit-filled pastors and missionaries and for wisdom and guidance.