A committed Muslim man gave his life to Christ after he saw how Christians cared for him.
A committed Muslim man gave his life to Christ after he saw how Christians cared for him.
Jul. 16, 2020 | Turkey

Syrian Christian Shares Christ While Serving Muslims

[270] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Church Leader in Turkey.

A Syrian church leader in Turkey has been serving his community during the coronavirus pandemic by transporting sick people to the hospital. One of those he transported — and even escorted to the coronavirus care unit — was a church member’s 70-year-old father. As the man recovered in the hospital for 17 days, he thought about how Christians had cared for him even though he was a committed Muslim. When he was released from the hospital, he asked the Christian leader to pray with him as he placed his faith in Christ. Thank God for the way He is working in difficult times and for the committed Christians who are reaching out in love to others.

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  • For all those persecuted for the lords work and to all our brothers and sisters in the lord i pray when you all pass away you may R I P this to me dose not only mean rest in peace but intended to mean by prayer risen in peace at the time of the resurrection of the dead to live forever this time this is my prayer for all those in JESUS love your all
    Themis K - Australia
  • Thank You, Father, for using this disease to accomplish Your will. Bless the man who risked his own life for the love of Christ and enabled the man to see that You are a God of love. Thank You for opening the patient's eyes to the truth. Strengthen our new brother in his faith, and may he be bold in declaring it to others while he is recovering.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, I thank you for moving in Turkey. I am so glad to hear of your children sharing the love of Jesus with those around them. I pray you strengthen them and continue to bless them with your presence. I pray for the one who gave his life to you, may your Spirit fill him and use him. I pray for all those this leader has helped. Touch them.
    polly c - USA
  • Give our brothers and sisters protection.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    Raise up leaders in Turkey like this pastor and everywhere around the whole world that serve You by serving others, even and especially those that are at emnity with Christianity. Save many through their loving service and bold example and sound teaching! In Jesus prescious name, Amen!!!
    Caroline O - USA
  • Father God we thank you and praise you for all you are doing within the lives of our persecuted Brothers and Sisters! Continue to touch and change lives even in the midst of persecution in Jesus mighty name i pray Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Jesus, thank You for this good idea of how to serve the community. Please continue to show Your people where they can share Your good news of salvation, and give them courage to open their moths and their hearts.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Dear Lord
    We praise You for how You are drawing people to know You! Bless this church leader for being Your hands and feet, for loving with Your love and giving selflessly of himself. Shower him with Your grace, strength and courage. May he continue to reach many for You. Be with all the Christians who are doing Your work in this time. In Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, thank You for this faithful Syrian brother in-Christ and his ministry amongst those who have been infected with the coronavirus. Continue to keep him safe and healthy as he serves those whom others reject out of fear, ignorance or bias. May the love of Christ be evident through him and others like him who willingly reach out to people in need.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord, thank You for redeeming this Muslim and may his faith grow strong that he may be a witness to many of Your love and mercy. Thank You for the courage and love of this pastor and may he continue to share You with many. May his work continue unhindered, may he not grow weary in well doing nor be discouraged. May Your Word and the Holy Spirit guide.
    Beth P - USA
  • Father God, please let this world see that violence and murder is from Satan. Love and truth come through JESUS alone. The people of Christ will help and show His love and there is nothing like it in this world. We know Your kingdom is ETERNAL. Jesus is our Risen King! Thank You that Your Spirit is moving and convicting hearts to the truth.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord, we thank and praise You for this Syrian church leader's faithful service and the new found faith of this 70 yo former Muslim who has come to faith in Jesus because of the witness of believers in his life. Please continue to move in Turkey and draw others to Yourself during this pandemic. Strengthen believers in Turkey to stand boldly for Jesus.
    Matt B - USA
  • Father, I praise you for those who are seeing the love of Jesus in the life of this church leader and other believers in Jesus. Please bring many more to faith in Christ. Protect the believers as they continue to minister and give them strength and wisdom for each day. Thank you for glorifying yourself and working all things for good. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these committed believers of the Gospel. Thank you for giving them this great privilege to be the hands and feet of Jesus. The love they have bestowed to their Muslim neighbors have brought to Christ saving grace. We thank you gracious, merciful and loving Father for all you do. In Jesus Precious and Glorious Name. Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Thank you God for those believers who are bringing light and hope to their communities in this pandemic. Please protect them and help them to bear much fruit.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Holy Father, thank You for the love Your children are showing their neighbors during this difficult time. Thank You for our new brother in Christ. Strengthen him daily and let him grow in love for You and Jesus as the Spirit moves him to love others with the love of Jesus! In His holy name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    Thank you for the ways in which you work and for using this Syrian Church Leader to show the love of Christ and bring others to you. Please give him courage and strength to continue with this work and help us all to boldly serve you as well. In Jesus name I pray,
    Amen.
    Marisa M - USA
  • Dear Lord, Your light shines brightly in the darkness no matter what! Thank You for keeping these Christians faithful in helping their neighbors and acting as examples of Your love. Keep them safe, provide for their needs, and continue to strengthen their faith.
    Betty A - USA
  • Dear God, we rejoice that a Muslim has committed to serve You, and ask that his work transporting the sick be blessed. May he bring others from his former faith to become saved. Please bless the 70 yr old man and help him get well. We pray for all people affected by Covid 19 and ask that they be healed and come to know You. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen
    Lynn B - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for the committed Christians in Turkey: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Keep opening the hearts of those whom they are caring for during these times. May Christians grow in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father thank You for Turkey. Thank You that You love the Turkish people. Thank You for Your Glory shining bright in the midst of these tragedies and difficult time. I pray for those with COVID that You would be with them. I pray that many would come to know You during this time and that You would help the Syrian church leader brings many to You.
    Kia W - USA
  • Thank you Holy God, for this man who placed his faith in Christ as well as the church leader who served many during this time of illness. I pray that you would continue to draw many to yourself in love and goodness. May they call on the name of Jesus Christ and be saved. Please spread your gospel message of grace and love to the people of Turkey.Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Thank you Lord for his faithfulness to serve.
    Juleen S - USA
  • thank you so much for how you are using your church in Turkey to shine the Gospel during this hard time with COVID 19. Help the believers to stand for you and to continue shining and sharing the Gospel by serving the people in their communities. Use their kindness, love, and actions shine the Gospel. Empower your people by Your Spirit's power and love
    Sara D - USA
  • Oh thank you my sweet sweet Jesus for reports such as these that encourage all who read them. Bless this brother for his selflessness and for being an example of Your love to the lost! Amen
    Della H - USA
  • Dear God,May Your Spirit intercede.Thank You for this bit of good news.May You continue to provide grace and freedom to these Christians so that they may be able to continue to reach out in love.Please bless every step of this new Christian's walk.Thank You.In Jesus' name,Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, How exciting is the news of this new brother. May the reward for the service of this Christian leader who showed him the Way by his care for him be great-abundantly above what we might ask or think! May those whose coming into the Church Triumphant by this loving act be rewarded with rich peace that passes the understanding.
    E P - USA
  • Lord God I pray for my brother and his church body in Turkey I thank you for the work of love you are doing thru him , may you continue to use them in great ways to bring the Muslims to faith in Christ Strengthen and encourage them in their faith and work and protect them from the evil one your hand be upon the new 70 yr old believer In Jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • God, we have no doubt this pandemic is serving your good in many wonderful ways! We praise you for this man who's come to faith because of the love he experienced. If He was the only one to be saved, that would make all of this worth it. Yet we know there are more ... brothers and sisters that we can reach, with your help. Please guide us Lord! Amen
    Ryan M - USA
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