EMERGENCY EARTHQUAKE APPEAL

THE CAUSE

Following the two earthquakes which hit the south-eastern region of Turkey and north-west Syria on Monday, 6 February the Bible Society in Turkey initiated its first holistic ministry in collaboration with local churches – together they are seeking to coordinate relief efforts, aid and assistance on the ground.

The major need right now in the current critical situation is to provide drinking water, non-perishable food, baby food, medical supplies, personal hygiene products, blankets, winter clothes, shoes, masks and the Word of God.

All funds will be sent to the region through reliable Christian charities like Caritas and local church representatives.

THE IMPACT

By making a gift today, you will help bring people in the devastated region:

  • 1,000 Bibles

  • 5,000 New Testaments

  • Trauma healing programmes

  • Food supplies for 100 families for 1 month

  • Winter clothes for 300 children

  • Food support for mobile kitchen

  • 1,000 blankets

  • Hygiene sets for women and children 

THe Word of God

TRAUMA Healing

Humanitarian Aid

Thank you to all who are trying to reach me, my family, and the staff of the Bible Society in Turkey. We did not feel the earthquake in Istanbul, but we keep receiving updates from colleagues in the affected region and we feel their pain closely. There are church buildings which collapsed, and we started hearing about many close friends, church members, and community members who will not be with us anymore.

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'I celebrate the Mass; how difficult is to say a few words of comfort to those who have lost everything! We read creation and God keeps creating!'' - Fr. Antuan from his devastated chuch Iskenderun.

Prayer Requests

 

  • May God comfort those who have lost their loved ones in this tragedy.

  • May God give strength to those who are working among needy and injured people.  

  • May the Turkish society and the government look to God for guidance.

  • Please pray for more young people to discover their destiny and identity in God, and that the Word of God will have an impact on those who do not yet know it.

YES

I would like to help bring the Word of God, trauma healing and humanitarian aid to those impacted by the earthquake in Turkey.

Donations of $5 or more are eligible for a tax credit. In the event that an appeal becomes oversubscribed, funds will be distributed where most needed.
 
Need support? Call us on 0800 424 253 or email us at donations@biblesociety.org.nz

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