We were debriefed this morning (by a ministry that will remain anonymous) that the death toll in Turkey & Syria is expected to be well over 100,000 people.
Missionaries that they support are tempted to leave because their resources are low to nonexistent. For many, the only place they have to live is in their cars…
In Antioch, a new church building that was finished in early January was not effected by the recent earthquake. The believers there (15-20 families) are using that location to serve the needs of their neighbors. Many people escaped with only what they were wearing.
Turkey is a country of 100 million Muslims with only around 6000 Christians.
Samaritan’s Purse is flying in a field hospital.
Pray for the local believers and for those who are coming to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ through various means of aid.