터키 이즈미르 목사님 기도 편지

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21 February 2012


Dear brothers and sisters,

Praises to our Lord Jesus Christ who deserves all our worship. He is the One who redeemed us and
poured out His grace, love and mercy on us. We live by His grace and love. He gave us eternal lives and saved us from eternal damnation. Praise the Lord for He is good.

I am very thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ for working among His people in Turkey. Although we, as
Protestant Christians, are very few in number, we experience God’s providence and protection everyday
in our lives. There are around 3500 Turkish believers in the whole country. Our country’s population is
nearly 75 million. So, the ratio is 0.0047 %. Much less than 1 percent. Yet, we know that we are not
alone. First of all God is with us. And second, God’s people all around world are our brothers and sisters.
We are one big family. Praise the Lord for His Body!

Our church has nearly 30 members. This is an average number for Turkish churches in Turkey. Our mega churches in Turkey have little more than 100 members and most of the churches have 10-15 members. Although it seems slow, God is drawing people to His Kingdom day by day. Our local church (Bornova Protestant Church) was planted in 1995-1996 by my dear pastor Sung Woon Kim, who is now in Korea
with his family. There was only one Turkish family at the beginning. Yet, today we have up to 30 people
in our congregation. Seeing one Turk coming to Christ in a year is a great miracle. And seeing our church
became a 30 member congregation in 15 years is what we call God’s work. I am glad that God used my
Korean pastor and other workers came and left along the way.

Well, I was ordained as the pastor of our local church in January of 2011. I was also helping my former pastor before then. Yet now, the leadership of our church passed from him to me. Praise the Lord for giving me this privileged ministry. I have learned how weak I am and how powerful God is in my first
year of pastoral ministry. God is growing our church in His Word and changing our characters according
to His Holy Word. We are becoming a true family of God. We still have a lot to learn and grow; yet God
is a good Father to us. Despite our shortcomings, He disciplines us and helps us in our faith journey.

Our local church is a very evangelistic church. Our main concern is to love God and love our neighbor.
We try to show our love to God by worshipping Him, applying His Word into our lives and loving one
another in the church. We also love our neighbor by taking the Gospel to them, and by being salt and light
to them in our relationships with them. Through our evangelism meetings and outreaches we shared the
Gospel with tens of people last year. Last year we baptized 5 people and will be baptizing 2 more this year. Praise the Lord. Please pray for us in our evangelism efforts so that we may move according to
God’s will and be wise in our methods. Please also pray for those whom we reach and share the Gospel,
so that God may draw them to Himself and to His church.

Personally, I am very thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ for providing me a faithful wife last year. I got married to a Turkish Christian lady last September. Praise the Lord for hearing my prayers and answering them in a best way I could think of. Now, my wife and I rejoice in another good news for our family. My wife is 14 weeks pregnant. We are so excited for expecting our first baby. Please pray for us and for this member of our family, so that God may give my wife and me wisdom, and health to our baby. It is
wonderful to believe in God and do ministry to Him as a family. Praise the Lord.

Please continue praying for us and for our country. We need your prayers. God is working mightily in
this country and will continue to do so. And thank you very much for your prayers and support. We really
need them and appreciate you for them. May God bless you more.

In Christ,
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