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Dear Friends,

Thanks for your commitment to pray for the BCC. Here are some stories and prayer points for the month of August:

Istanbul

Omar and Hasan

Omar's parents, concerned about his life direction, and wanting him to have good connections, began sending Omar to an Islamic cult while he was in high school. Omar was in that group for a couple of years, and was turned off by it. He began researching other religions and received a NT from the BCC

        

He met a few people from our church and began doing lessons. One of the first times he came, he brought a friend, Hasan, with him. Omar believed several months later. A couple weeks ago I got word that Omar's mother told him she had been having him followed. He left the house in anger, and went to stay with a friend. As I knew that the people he was closest to at church were out of town, I offered to get together and talk about his situation. When he came he brought Hasan with him. Hasan was diagnosed with anger problems when he was 5 so his family signed him up for martial arts lessons in the hope that that would help him control his anger. He's been quite successful in martial arts competitions but said, "they thought the discipline of martial arts would be good for me, but I live with the desire for the adrenaline that comes from fighting." I asked what he had done with what he knew about Jesus, and his response was, "He died for me and my sins." Both Omar and Hasan are keeping their faith secret from their families, and we don't know how long that will last, and are afraid of what their families might do when they find out. We looked at Jesus' great love for us on the cross and at what he said about expecting persecution. As they left Hasan said, "It will not be easy, but God will be with us." Please pray for a wisdom beyond their years as they are just starting out on their journey in difficult circumstances.

 

Bayram from our BCC Team made a visit along with 2 other brothers to the most remote province of Turkey (Hakkari) and was able to visit with some BCC contacts that had been waiting for months, and in some cases, years for a visit. Here are some of those you can pray for:

 

 

Hakkari

Murat

18 years old. His heart was very open to hear the good news and he asked very good questions. He didn't want us to leave when it was time to go so we set up another meeting and met again with him even though he was also sick. We gave him some books and even though he is in such a remote place he needs continued follow-up. We will keep in contact.

Uğurcan

17 years old. We met in his father's glassware shop where he works together with his father Ferhat. Both of them were very open to hearing the gospel. Ferhat goes regularly to the mosque but has read the New Testament. We spoke and shared openly and left some books for them to read.

Mehmet

When we called he said he wanted to meet with us and we set up a meeting. He lives in a very remote town. and we passed many military and police checks to get there. We had very long checks along the road. All of that and Mehmet didn't show up for the visit. We prayed for the town and then returned.

Cumhur

We met with him and his barber friend in the city of Hakkari. He is very intelligent and well read. We talked a long time and will keep in contact and send more books for them to read.

Thanks for your prayers for these individuals. Especially pray for the province of Hakkari, truly one of the most, if not the most, unreached provinces of Turkey!

God bless you all!

David Wilson

For the BCC Team

Dear Friends,

Greetings again! This month's report will be especially for the techies and IT people who receive our updates. Check out a continuation of our report from our IT department in our May report…

Google  Adwords            

On May 4, for reasons we have not been able todiscover, our google grant was suspended/cancelled. We are working hard to get it restarted! Please pray! First time this has ever happened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is only effecting the grant-based text ads. Ithas reduced our overall traffic to kutsalkitap.org by 13%. 3. “Paid search” below is what we lose without the grant. We will fight to get the google grant back.                  

But plan B/worse case scenario – we can boost the social further, and simply continue to focus on organic search and SEO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Display  Network ads on google still working:

Facebook/Instagram ads still working. Only have 3 ads running there, at the moment. In between campaigns….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KKBD IT Infrastructure                 

Other efforts in the past 2 months havebeen on the server room and IT network.                            

We have a truly enterprise level server now.                      

Virtual network:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Monitoring network:

KKBD server rack with 2new Huawei switches, an HP enterprise  server/computer, and cleaned up cables.  

Blessings,

David Wilson

For the BCC Team

Dear Friends,

We have many, many people who are contacting us these days through many different channels. Here are two fellows who contacted us through our chatline and the internet:

Sometimes it's the smallest things that can change a life. But the ideal way for that to happen is to have a living on-going relationship with Jesus. Then it happens organically both on an individual level or on a community level.

Let us share a short blurb from a recent conversation on our chatline:

Irfan - Istanbul

 

Irfan: I have a great sympathy and extreme interest in Christianity.

Irfan: A thing that happened in a church had a huge effect on me.

Ayhan: I'm glad. Explain it to me.

Irfan: I went to a church on Sunday and joined the service. There wasn't a place to sit but a very nice and loving woman spent so much time in finding a place for us to sit it was amazing to me.

 

Yasin – İzmit

We met Yasin last year on a visit. He owns a Turkish meatball shop and is 32 years old. He is a beautiful brother who has a wonderful testimony.

The Holy Spirit greatly worked in his heart. While listening to some Christian songs he asked the Lord to give him a sign. After a while he heard the Lord's voice: "Go outside and look above your apartment building”, and when he did this he saw a ball of light pass by. A while later he was able to contact the BCC. He was followed up but because he has to work in his shop he is unable to go to a church on Sunday. He had lost the number of our follow-up worker but saw his videos on YouTube and left a message asking him to contact him. He was very happy to be in contact again and wept after meeting us again. God continues to encourage him through dreams and studying the Bible. He was recently baptized.

Pray for Irfan and Yasin. May God bless them and many others through them as there relationship with King Jesus continues to grow!

Blessings,

David Wilson

For the BCC Team

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