Ben and Becky Turner Prayer Letter: Reaching Persians for Christ . . . in Canada!
We are continuing to see many Persian people attend the services of Anchor Baptist Church. Just this past Sunday, we had four first-time visitors attend the morning service. Please pray for P___, S___, B___, and E___. I am not sure if they are practicing Muslims or if they are searching for truth. Either way, we want to show them the love of Christ.
I would like to share another praise with you regarding the work of the Lord in the Persian community. At the beginning of March, I received a telephone call from A___. He wanted to speak with someone from a church but was very nervous to call. We spoke briefly that day, and he agreed to come to church. He came for the first time on March 5. It was only his second time to attend a church service. He gladly received a Bible and was really thankful to be there. I told him we could meet sometime and speak about the Bible and Christianity.
On Sunday, March 19, he approached me after the service and asked if we could meet. We met that day, and he told me about a time when he was 10 years old. He was living in Iran and watched a Jesus movie. After the movie, he told his parents that one day he was going to be a Christian. They told him never to tell this to anyone, or they might be put in jail or killed. A___ is now 20 years old. It took 10 years, but on March 19, he gave his life to Jesus Christ! There is more to the story, but space will not allow me to give all of the details. A___ followed the Lord in believer’s baptism this past Sunday night. Please pray for him, as he is travelling back to Iran next month and will stay there for one month before returning to Canada.
Please pray with us as we plan for a special meeting this summer with Missionary M___ G___. M___ is Persian and has a great burden to reach other Persians with the Gospel. We are praying for 100 Persians to get saved in this meeting. The plans are still in the works, but we are aiming to have the meeting in July. We really need your prayer for the following: power and wisdom of God as we plan the meeting, finances for the meeting, and a place to hold the meeting.