When Turkish believers and seekers meet together a few hours from now, most of them will gather in groups known as “dernekler” (associations, similar to an alumni association or a chess club). It’s almost impossible to register with the government as a “church”, but in recent years there has been this alternate provision for legal recognition. The guidelines aren’t as friendly as churches in the west follow, and there’s always the risk that a local official will find (or manufacture) some infraction that results in a fine. But Turkish pastors and leaders are grateful that they now have legal and social protection. PRAY that this weekend’s gatherings will be marked by God’s anointing. PRAY that seekers will be drawn to them. And PRAY that this provision for recognition will continue. “Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her” (Ephesians 3:27)
PRAY for all Iraqis to hear the gospel at least one time before their time on earth is over!
Many believe, in Iraq, and all over the world that there is more then one way to heaven. It’s simply not true.
God the Father, sent His one and only Son, Jesus, to pay for our sins, once and for all, on the Cross!
“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'” John 14:6
This is The Message, Iraqis and all people need to hear before it’s too late for them. PRAY with fervency for the Iraqi people and for your friends and family that still do not have a saving relationship with Jesus! JESUS…Name above all names!!!
“Salvation is found in NO one else, for there is NO other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
Taz: an ancient Kazakh hunting dog. There are legends and symbols for this special dog, representing purity and morality. As it was prized among its people for thousands of years, let’s pray for scriptural truths to penetrate the long line of beliefs that have been widely accepted. May the Lord begin to build upon and prune away many of the ideas and understandings on what is good and right in Kazakhstan.
“God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all… and we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth.” 1 John 1:5-6