Local Turkish Christians Operating a Makeshift Kitchen for Earthquake Survivors and Emergency Workers
Local Turkish Christians Operating a Makeshift Kitchen for Earthquake Survivors and Emergency Workers
May. 11, 2023 | Turkey

Greater Interest in God's Word Amid Earthquake Tragedy

[154] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Earthquake survivors requesting Bibles.

Within days of the Feb. 6 earthquake that devastated eastern Turkiye, Turkish Christians rushed from other parts of the country to help. “One church group used their hands to dig people out of the rubble,” a front-line worker said. Others set up emergency kitchens and shelters. One improvised cafe was so successful in feeding survivors and emergency workers that it attracted the attention of the local governor: “He was so impressed he told the group, ‘Please continue what you are doing. Let me know how we can help,’ and he offered free use of some government trucks and additional food,” said a front-line worker. “Local Christians are doing the work of Matthew 25:35 — ‘I was hungry and you fed me; I was thirsty and you gave me a drink.’” The worker said local news coverage of the Christians’ activities increased requests for Bibles.

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  • May the fruits of the labor that was done continue to abound. Thank you, Lord.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus Christ, so many people are in trouble and turmoil around the globe! Please ask The Father to close down this age quicker, please help and heal and protect and deliver all of Your people!
    christine s - USA
  • Lord, we pray that the interest in you following the earthquake relief efforts will not fade away, but will only be strengthened as people rebuild their lives. May this open door to the gospel remain open and may many find hope and forgiveness through Jesus. We pray for an outpouring of your Spirit in Turkey and for a flood of people coming to faith.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father, thank You that Your people have this window of opportunity to be witnesses for You. Help them as they show love to also be able to share the Gospel. Help the people in Turkey to receive Christ. Continue to give the Christians favor with officials and supply all they need to help feed the hungry.
    Terry K - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for using terrible things for Your glory. Thank You for the brothers and sisters willing to answer the call to demonstrate Your love to their neighbors in need. May You become famous in Turkey and may many seek You for salvation from their suffering. I pray that You would provide for all of Your people and demonstrate Your faithfulness.
    Lysander S - USA
  • I hope and pray in Christ Jesus' name for a daily abundance of blessings, especially your Holy Spirit, wisdom, healing, restoration, love, grace, compassion, mercy, protection, deliverance, resiliance, and so much more. I hope and pray that things are going well and improving everyday. May God bless you, those around you and far away. Amen.
    Gabriel S - USA
  • ABBA FATHER, bless all the Muslims in Turkey that have suffered because of the earthquake there, with a personal invitation, JESUS, to come to know YOU. Thank YOU for the amazing witness of all the Turkish Christians that have come to help their fellow citizens. I pray for the successful distribution of Bibles there to everyone who wants one, in JESUS!
    Michael V - USA
  • Father, we bring Turkey to you. We pray for the Christians there to continue work at providing basic needs for those still suffering from the earthquake in February. We also pray that you will provide funds for Bibles needed to place in each hand that requests it. Father bless each worker with boldness, guidance, & discernment as they share you there,
    Jamie G - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Turkish and Syrian earthquake survivors. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, continue to bless the efforts of those reaching out to those in need. I pray you supply their needs as they supply the needs of those hurting. I pray you use this to open the eyes of those in Turkey to who you really are. May they see your love for them through your children. Speak to hearts and strengthen your children.
    Polly C - USA
  • Our Father, continue to strengthen and bless Your children who are helping the hurting, and homeless, and hungry, after the Earthquake. May their love for You shine brightly as they sever their countrymen. May those who hunger and thirst for Jesus find Him. In His name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. Praise & glory to You who brings scripture to pass! The first church rises up again to shine their light; to be the hands of Jesus around them! Show them Jesus! Show them who You really are! May their hearts desire You to the utmost when they see Your miracle working power to heal & save! IJ Holy NA!
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the sacrificial love and help of these Christians. I pray that they would keep pouring out their hearts and that You would fill and give EVEN abundantly more than they can ask or imagine. I pray for there to be SO much food that they don't know what to do with it and I pray for a bold witness of who Jesus is as they serve the food
    Joy H - USA
  • In the wisdom of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Omniscient God, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Turkish earthquake survivors. We ask for grace, for wisdom, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank You , Father, for allowing Your people to demonstrate Your love and how the Church exemplifies Christ on earth. May these acts of mercy and love point many to the Savior who loves the Turkish people as He loves the rest of the world. Allow the contrast of Christianity with the dominant religion cause many to consider the claims of Christ.
    Toni D - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Savior, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You that Jesus is High Priest, Mediator and Savior for Turkish and Syrian earthquake survivors. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Let this message of the cross reach to the uttermost parts of the earth including Turkey. We are so grateful for the church that has been shining a beacon of hope. We pray that hunger for your word will continue to grow in that nation. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for all believing earthquake survivors in Turkey: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith & works of love! May all requests for Bibles be granted. May the media not drop coverage of this earthquake.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, how we praise You for Your church moving out to help in the midst of this horrible great quake. Thank You for all their hard, selfless work to meet the most basic needs of the suffering. May those requesting Bibles learn the truth about God and the Messiah of the whole world. May many come to know You as their Savior bringing much glory to You
    Gail M - USA
  • Lord in this tragedy your love and light continues to shine. You told us to love one another, that love was most important. Thank you for increase request for your word. May many hearts and souls come to you in faith as positive outcome from a very negative event. Thank you in Jesus's holy name. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Merciful Father Many thanks for Your protection of Your people during this tragic earthquake in eastern Turkije. Praise to You for the love that is in the hearts of those helping with the clean up & providing for those who are in need of all types of assistance due to this tragedy. May your name be glorified & work magnified. In Jesus holy name Amen!
    Robert C - Canada
  • Father, thank you for these Christians reaching out and helping amidst the tragedy of this earthquake. I ask Lord that many would turn to you through this. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy H - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the local Christians who are helping the earthquake victims survive. They truly are your hands and feet. I thank you that their example of you is causing people to want to read the Bible. I pray that this will increase and Bibles will come in to these Muslims have survived this horrible earthquake. In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Jesus have mercy Lord for they hear your voice..as the sheep going to slaughter.
    Joetta G - USA
  • Lord God, I thank You for the ways You are working through Your people in the midst of this tragedy. May You continue to strengthen Your people and give them wisdom to minister in this great suffering. May they be vessels of Your love and kindness and take all the opportunities they are given to present the hope of the gospel.
    Danielle H - USA
  • God, as people ask for Your Word, please meet this need. Let them read Your Word, hear the truth, and believe. Let them join Your people who are obeying Your commands, and let both work and faith grow. We also ask that You bless these Christians a hundredfold, giving them back so much more than they have given out. Let Your character be seen, and save.
    Kesse R - USA
  • Thank You Lord for using this tragedy to bring others to You. Thank You for Your church stepping up to be Your hands and feet to point the lost to You. Please continue to work in this region and help Your Name to be glorified in the media through the work of the church. Help leaders to come to faith and to allow the church to thrive and grow. In Jesus
    Cynthia H - USA
  • Father TY that amid this tragedy, Your hand is still moving. TY for the increase in requests for Your Word, & ty those who are desiring Your Word will have a Bible placed in their hands. May many come to faith in You through this. Blessings on all the ministries & helpers. MInister health, energy, & strength to all in Jesus' Name.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Thank you, Father, that this devastating earthquake was used to spread the gospel. The church became the hands of Jesus and because of outreach and help in time of great need, the hearts of authorities have been touched and in turn have offered assistance. Continue to use these dear Christians as they live out their faith in their community.
    Betty D - USA
  • Thank you Father that the Christians were so courageous and self-sacrificing to help here in this tragedy! Thank you for giving them the resources and the love in their hearts to help their suffering countrymen. Oh that Your saving Gospel would take root here in this dark place! I pray that so many would find salvation in their suffering.
    Margaret M - USA
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