The Turks have occupied the area of Turkey since the 11th century; and at its height, the Ottoman empire controlled most of the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Southern Europe. Today, Turks number over 59 million in 70 countries, and approximately 45,000 live in Egypt.
The Turkish culture embraces both Western and Eastern cultures. Though they have a largely Muslim population, Turkish law is based on Swiss and French legal systems rather than Islamic law. A large portion of Turks have modernized and moved to the cities, but many remain working in agriculture and living village lifestyles. Most Turks are Sunni Muslim and also maintain superstitious beliefs. Islam plays a major role in rites of passage and other cultural aspects.Readers, Writers, Speakers
A young Turkish man came to the Bible Alliance office to ask for a Turkish Fire Bible. The Spirit spoke to the director of the office, and he was compelled to give the young man a display copy of the Bible and some information. Upon seeing the Bible, the man was filled with joy. The young man had left Turkey, but he did not have enough space to bring a bible with him. Now that he has a Bible, he can fully participate in a Bible study he had been attending.
A Bible is an essential tool to grow in one’s walk with God. Bible Alliance sets out to produce Fire Bibles in major languages so that all people may have a copy of God’s word. For Christian Turks in Egypt, pray that Turkish Fire Bibles will be made available to them.Problem Solvers
Though materials are essential to witness and discipleship, many Turks are spiritually resilient to the gospel. Pray is of utmost necessity to reach them. Jumaa Prayer Fellowship is a way to partner with many other believers around the world in prayer for Muslims.Partnership // Move Beyond
- Pray for opportunities to share the gospel with Turks in Egypt.
- Pray for openness to the message when it is shared.
- Pray friendships are made between Christians and Turks in order to provide a personal witness to the gospel.
- Pray for more workers who will plant churches and ministries to engage Turks.