Şeker Bayramı (Sugar Holiday)

To celebrate the end of Ramadan, the yearly month of fasting, Muslims worldwide have a three-day holiday called Sugar Holiday.  Families travel great distances to visit each other.  Friends and neighbours drop in on each other.  Kids will go around their neighbourhoods, knocking on doors looking for candy. Over the years here, we’ve grown to love this holiday the most …

Update on Cathy’s Health

Thanks to the many of you for your prayers and concern regarding Cathy’s health.  We know many of you would like to know how she’s doing … Cathy returned to Turkey in the middle of June.  Her doctors were gracious to keep her on a steroid a little longer so we could enjoy a previously planned, long overdue vacation in …

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Ramadan Drums

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Here’s what it’s like to be woken up VERY early during Ramadan so you can eat something before the sun comes up. Lovely …