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Greetings from the BCC,

In Turkey university students are a key strategic demographic for reaching with the Gospel. They are thinking through key issues of life both intellectually and spiritually.

Hasan is a university student who is from Mersin in South Central Turkey on the Mediterranean Sea who contacted the BCC and has come to faith. Another key issue in a former Muslim's life is if, when and how to make this known to their families. Pray especially for those who make this huge step in a Muslim culture and that they will have a great effect on their families around the country.

Dear Friends,

Hasan came to faith on Dec 31.  So, that makes him 26 days old today! (Sent to us on 25 January)  Praise God. 

Hasan is enjoying his semester break just like college students all over the world...

 

 

However, Jesus changes everything!  Here is what Hasan just texted us:


 

Please pray for Hasan today!

Blessings,

From the BCC Team

Dear Friends,

People seem to be coming to faith regularly these days BUT it is still a trickle compared to what God wants to do among the Turkish people. Below is the testimony of one brother who came from the depth of Islam to find Jesus.

Erdoğan comes from the central Anatolian city of Tokat. In Christian history it is known as the city where the missionary Henry Martyn died and was buried. Erdoğan was a history teacher by profession but he is now retired. A few years ago he was a devout and very well read Muslim. Because of his struggle with some issues he decided to research some other religions. In this way he received his first information about Christianity through contacting the Bible Correspondence Course and began studying the New Testament. Later he connected with our church after filling out a form on the church website (in the nearby province of Samsun). For several months we corresponded via the internet. He finally surrendered his life to Christ and was going to be baptized but he felt he wasn't ready yet. Five or six months passed and he contacted me again and said some of the questions in his mind were answered and he was ready to be baptized and he was baptized at the Tokat Reservoir. He is almost blind but he has a heart and mind that sees the Lord in all his beauty. His family knows about his faith and tells him what he's done is very wrong and it is impossible for us to visit him with them around but we meet regularly outside of his home.

Please pray that the trickle of those who see the Lord in all his beauty and with all their hearts and minds would go from a trickle to a flood in the coming months and years.

Blessings

From the BCC Team

*Names Changed

 

Dear Friends,

I was recently in Egypt and a brother I worked with there talked about a video clip he had seen on youtube of a Turkish man's testimony that he was impressed with. After returning to Turkey he sent it to me and I watched it. When the fellow came on the screen and stated his name it sounded familiar. A few minutes into the video he talks about seeing a newspaper ad about the New Testament. I thought there's a good chance he is talking about the ad for the Bible Correspondence Course. I looked up his name in our records and it turned out he did contact us and did our courses and eventually came to faith. Check out his testimony on youtube

Pray for Yüce and the many other Muslims in Turkey, who like him, are searching for truth and finding it in Jesus.

Blessings

From the BCC Team