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Missionary Spotlight – A great work in retirement
September 2009

Missionary Spotlight – A great work in retirement

A great work in retirement While serving Christ as missionaries with European Missionary Fellowship (EMF) in Turkey, in spring 1975, David and I were privileged to be the hosts to a retired Greek pastor from Piraeus, Athens.      Stavros Delianides had been invited to preach to the few remaining Greek Protestants in Istanbul over the…

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June 2007

Martyrs for Christ

Martyrs for ChristThree evangelical Christians have been murdered in Malatya, eastern Turkey, as they met for Bible study at the offices of a small Christian publishing company. The victims, a German missionary and two Turkish converts, were tortured before being killed. Ten Muslim religious students, all aged 19 or 20, have been arrested.The victims…

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Missionary Spotlight – Gospel seed in southeast Turkey
April 2007

Missionary Spotlight – Gospel seed in southeast Turkey

We arrived in the early 1970s in Aintep (or Gaziantep) - Turkey's eighth largest commercial city and a centre for the cotton industry. It was not long before we experienced its spiritual darkness. In Istanbul, the minority Christian population had substantially influenced the culture, so here it was a shock to see superstitious and…

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Missionary Spotlight – Gospel seed in southeast Turkey
April 2007

Missionary Spotlight – Gospel seed in southeast Turkey

We arrived in the early 1970s in Aintep (or Gaziantep) - Turkey's eighth largest commercial city and a centre for the cotton industry. It was not long before we experienced its spiritual darkness. In Istanbul, the minority Christian population had substantially influenced the culture, so here it was a shock to see superstitious and…

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Missionary Spotlight – A storm in Turkey
November 2005

Missionary Spotlight – A storm in Turkey

Beside one of the beautiful Bosphorus bays in Istanbul lies the Bebek Park, where one can sit and watch large ships passing to and from the Black Sea. In the spring, steep wooded hills are ablaze with the red blossom of 'Judas' trees — which symbolise to Armenians the blood of the traitor Judas.In…

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Missionary Spotlight – Women of Turkey
March 2004

Missionary Spotlight – Women of Turkey

 Millions of Turkey's city-dwellers live in apartments. The doorman or kapiciis the caretaker of an apartment block, and every block employs one. He and his family usually live rent-free in a dark basement apartment, close to the central-heating boiler room. His wife is responsible for cleaning the staircases and getting up early to buy bread,…

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Missionary Spotlight – Turkish memories
October 2003

Missionary Spotlight – Turkish memories

 Life was never boring when my husband David and I were living in Turkey. Difficult, eventful, yes — but never boring! Waiting on the railway platform at Izmir, returning from my weekly visit supporting expatriate children being home-schooled, a friendly village woman chatted to me about the impossibility of her buying local high-priced meat and…

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Missionary Spotlight – Scriptures for Turkey, Armenia and Lithuania
October 2003

Missionary Spotlight – Scriptures for Turkey, Armenia and Lithuania

Turkey, Armenia and Lithuania are three countries which today seem to have very little in common.However, as with so many parts of the world, these places are in dire need of sound and accurate editions of the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make their inhabitants 'wise unto salvation' (2 Timothy 3:15).The Trinitarian Bible…

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