Around the world today, there are countless Muslim women living in shame and despair. Their worldview tells them that no one sees them. Just like the Samaritan woman at the well, these Muslim women of today are thirsting for the honor and dignity that only Jesus gives. And they are poised to tell their Islamic community about Jesus, the Savior who knows their deepest needs. Ryan and Lauren Plute are investing their lives to train Christian women to reach their Muslim counterparts through Christ-pointing friendships.
TurkeyTurkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a small portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Istanbul is the largest city while Ankara is the capital. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish. Kurds are the largest minority; the size of the Kurdish population is a subject of dispute with estimates placing the figure at anywhere from 12 to 25 percent of the population. An introductory prayer guide for Turkey can be found at the Operation World website. For a much more extensive guide to praying for Turkey, consider purchasing the Operation World book (see our affiliate disclosure). Additional items for prayer can be found in this Prayercast for Turkey.
In a 2010 paper written for the Cape Town 2010 Congress of the Lausanne Movement, S. Kent Parks and John Scott deliver an impassioned plea for the “Forgotten Fourth” — the almost 2 billion people without access to the gospel. These “separate peoples” are mostly Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist, and include significant urban populations.
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From Life Under ISIS to Faith in Jesus
Four-and-a-half years ago, Kurdish People’s Protection Units along with Free Syrian Army reinforcements, Peshmerga of the Kurdistan Regional Government, and American and US-allied Arab airstrikes, liberated the Syrian city of Kobani after approximately four months of ISIS control. Although four months may seem like a relatively short time, the brutality of ISIS has led some Muslim residents of Kobani to question their faith. Click the button below to read the story of how a Church of the Brethren congregation in Kobani is leading people to Christ!