Most Kurds in Turkey live in big cities, such as Istanbul, or in southeastern Turkey. Language spoken (Kurdish or Turkish) by the Kurds of Turkey is a sensitive issue, since the Kurdish language has been either discouraged or banned by the government at different times. The large number of Kurds in Turkey are seen by the government as a threat to stability, since the Kurds have long wanted their own country.
The Kurdish people, and most Muslim peoples, have only a partial understanding of who Jesus truly is. Pray the Lord will open eyes to see and believe.
Focused, sustained prayer is needed to prepare the hearts of the Kurds for the good news of Jesus, and also to help them become firmly established in the faith, not wavering.
There are few Christian believers among the Turkish-speaking Kurds, but pray for them and for those who will soon join their numbers. Pray they will be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances. Pray they will learn to repent of sin quickly, and rely upon the Lord's Spirit to live a victorious life. Pray for holiness among them. Pray for the Kurds to avoid warfare with the Turkish government.
"...that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no one else." 1 Kings 8:60
|People Name||Kurd, Turkish-speaking|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|