“O” went to America last summer and then returned in September. Being a Kurd from far southeast Turkey, he was one of the few from his area who’ve traveled that far. Before he left we had built a good relationship and I was able to share the gospel with him a few times. However, he now lives much farther from me than he used to, so we haven’t seen each other that much since he returned. For the past couple weeks we had been trying to meet up, and finally this last Wednesday we met for breakfast at a traditional breakfast from his part of the country. He spoke with joyful memories of his time in the States. Then he told me about a Christian family he met while there he was enormously kind to him, with whom he ate many meals, and even heard what it means to be a Christian from. I listened to this with joy and told him I prayed he would meet good believers in Jesus while he was there. He also was able to attend a Baptist church while there (though I am unsure of the theological stance). This discussion led us to talk about what it means to be a Christian, what the gospel means to me, whether or not a non-Christian and Christian can get married etc. He ended our time together by saying “I see a deeper belief in Christians then we (his people group) have here. I pray these seeds, and the influence of that family in the states, grow in his heart and mind and that he turns to Christ.
Would you pray for him and the seeds that have been planted by this family and our team to grow, by God’s grace? Would you pray for the many Kurdish university students who visit countries with higher populations of Christians, specifically that they would meet believers and hear the gospel?