QVU 11.24.16

The latest quick video update from Mike on the Silk Road.

New Life!

A. has been coming to SECF for a few years now.  He got connected to us through his friend Ipin whom Cathy and I met in our first church plant.  Ipin met him while she was walking by the sea and invited him to church with her and began to share her faith with him. A., though not ever a …

The Eve Before Christmas Eve

Our tradition at SECF is to have our Christmas celebration on December 23rd with a candlelight carol service.  It’s become the highlight of our church calendar with many first-time visitors attending.  Along with some great Christmas baking, great Christmas carolling and great Christmas atmosphere, a clear gospel message is presented each year to many who rarely attend church the rest …

It’s the End of the World! … And I Feel Fine …

The place: Şirinçe.  60,000 people were expected to descend upon this little village in the mountains close to us in Ephesus.  Why?  Some people influenced by predictions of the end of the world and the Mayan calendar were convinced that the positive energy of Şirinçe would save it on the final day when the world would end.  Hoards were expected. …

Changing Attitudes of a Muslim Brother

A. accepted the Lord in one our services back in November.  It was a miraculous next step for a young man on a journey of faith. For many months, he wrestled with who Jesus is and what Muslim background tells him to believe.  To complicate matters, he lives with his brother who is a devout Muslim.  His brother threatened to …

What Works with Muslims?

You may be asking that question. Maybe you know Muslims living next door or in your community. You may wonder, how can I effectively share Jesus with them? Or maybe your church is pondering these questions. In September, I had the privilege to take in a two-day meeting concerning ministry among Muslims in the world and hear reports about what …

The Long Road to Belief

We are now in our fifth year of ministry here. It seems like we just arrived! We’re still learning so much. A. was one of the first Turks we met when we moved here. Now he lives with his wife and family in Europe, but we still see him when he visits his parents every year. Mike also had the …