I have shared the gospel with Furat, a Kurdish man from eastern Turkey, before, and this time I was able to add to what I had shared. After we finished our tea, I offered him a copy of Josh McDowell’s The Way of the Carpenter, translated into his second language.
Three weeks later, he was about to head back to university in another city. We met up, and he told me he read The Way of the Carpenter and said, “Now I understand clearly what Christians believe. Thank you for giving me this book.”
We talked more about details of the gospel and our faith. I shared that we truly believe Jesus is God, that He died and rose from the grave, and that we are saved by grace through faith. I had shared these things before, but he said he didn’t really understand them until he read this book.
This reaffirmed the importance and need for good gospel-centered resources to be written and translated. Please pray for Furat’s salvation!