Eight Years in Turkey

I arrived in 2015, serving with Syrians. I didn’t come to stay… but God had other plans. This was the first time in my life that I saw Syrians accepting Jesus. They had seen the effects of war and ISIS claiming true Islam, and they didn’t want any of it. Changing questions Turkish people did … Read more …

Earthquake – One Year On

Earthquake! February 6th at 3am is the anniversary of the earthquake that devastated 10 cities in the Southeast of Turkey and Northwest Syria. It left thousands of deaths, and unbelievable destruction… Millions of people left with nothing. Remember; people were caught in the earthquake in the deepest sleep in their homes. Those who woke up … Read more …

Marriage – A Turkish perspective

“I can change my wife, but I can’t change my mother” seems to be part of Turkey’s lore, betraying both an alternative religious stance on marriage and the cultural dominance of motherhood in family life. Within this context, a wife is seen as a person who puts children in the nest and food on the … Read more …

Christmas where there is No Christmas

Imagine waking up on the morning of 25th December to an ordinary working day! In the media, television, radio, the newspapers… no mention of Christmas. I remember our very first Christmas in Istanbul. It was in the early 1990s, and it was strange… living in a country which does not celebrate Christmas. For those who … Read more …

Working towards a strong and growing church in Turkey

Welcome to our new website. New beginnings are often a time to pause and reflect. As we worked on this website, we revisited our vision statement. Why are we here and where do we want to go? Working towards a strong and growing church in Turkey. These words encourage and motivate us. They contain hope … Read more …