by Katey Hearth
Mission Network News
Fighting between Turkey’s government and rebel forces is inching the country toward civil war, which leaves these refugees with dwindling options for a safe haven. An election coming up in November holds the potential for even more unrest.
Furthermore, ISIS hasn’t relented in its pursuit of a global Caliphate. Last week, the Islamic State intensified its efforts to take a key border town on Turkey’s doorstep.
Yet amid a darkening atmosphere, evangelical Christians are holding out hope.
Standing firm on the words of Isaiah 54:17 — “No weapon formed against thee shall prosper,” Turkish believers aren’t letting circumstances stop them from helping people in need.
“One of the things we’re attempting to do is build coalitions of Protestant and Catholic churches who are working together to help meet some of the needs of the refugees that are in Turkey,” says Rody Rodeheaver o fInternational Needs.
“There are two million of them there, so there’s plenty of need...”