Turkish-speaking Kurds in Turkey
In Turkey, Kurds have been labeled by the Turkish government as "Mountain Turks" in an attempt to view them as the same as the Turkish majority. One can sometimes tell the difference between a Turk and a Kurd by their facial features. In Turkey, the Kurds often speak their own language, Kurmanji. Though many identify with their Kurdish roots, others have become part of the mainstream of Turkish society and have even adopted the Turkish language in their homes. These are the Turkish speaking Kurds.
Ministry Obstacles: Kurds and Turks share Sunni Islam as their heart religion. It is part of their identity as a people. Added to that, Kurds have been betrayed by Western nations, leading many to not trust anyone with a Christian background.
Outreach Ideas: The use of Turkish cultural music and art forms would be an excellent way to begin to present Christ to members of this unreached people group. Pray for people to develop such evangelistic tools.
Scripture Focus: "The Lord rules over the floodwaters. The Lord reigns as king forever." Psalm 29:10
Scripture Prayer: Pray that many will understand that God is the undisputed King of kings, and beside Him there is no other.
Prayer Focus: Pray for a powerful Disciple Making Movement among Turkish speaking Kurds. Pray for spiritual openness to Jesus Christ, especially among elders.
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