As we traveled in southeastern Turkey, a man named “ME” invited us for tea. We agreed and talked for a little while, but the conversation did not go far. However, they did invite us to come back for a meal after we visited Job’s tomb. So, a few hours later we came back to his shop, and he served us some very spicy lahmacuns (Turkish/Kurdish pizza-like food). We were joined by ME, his son “R,” and a young boy who worked there. A little later ME’s uncle, “Ma,” joined us. While eating, ME started telling us about the great things of Islam, and I told him about the truth of Jesus Christ. When Uncle Ma joined us, he took the lead in the conversation (later, ME told us that Ma knows more about Islamic beliefs than the rest of them). We talked about the truth of the Bible and they explained that they love all 4 holy books, but the first 3 have been changed. I showed him my copy and explained that this copy was unchanged and came from the original language. We talked for a couple of hours as I explained Scripture (as best I could) and how it explains the depth of sin and how the price of sin must be paid. We talked about how God is the only one who can forgive sin and how God is the only one who has the power to pay the price of sin. We talked about how all of the prophets point to Christ and when Christ died on the cross that He did it all and now we are no longer in need and are free to worship Him in any good deed that He allows us to perform. We offered them gift packets of the New Testament and a film, and they accepted. I told them that as they read or watched the DVD’s and had any questions that I knew Christians who spoke their languages as natives and could answer much better than I. Since that time ME has called me twice to see how I am doing. Pray that all of these men (and boys) would be convinced of the truth that they heard and read, and that they would indeed trust Jesus to be their savior!
- That They Would Cast Their Care on Him
- I Saw an Ad for a New Testament
- That They Would Walk in a Manner Worthy of the Lord
- The Light in Your Dream Is Jesus
- I Want to Walk in the Light
- That You Would Sanctify Them through Your Word
- Will Our Fasting Be Sufficient for God?
- This Is the Work of God, That You Believe in Him Whom He Has Sent