What a transformative experience this has been for both our team and the host team that we worked with.
In general this society of Muslims have been indoctrinated to despise Christians.
For the very few days of our time in Kahramanmaras, in every case there was a very positive bonding of humans that crossed religious stereotypes.
By not proselytizing but being there only to give compassion in whatever way we could, the bonds of human love were experienced and expressed.
Barriers were torn down like the fall of the Berlin Wall and Muslim men who knew we were Christians were verbalizing and demonstrating their love for us by hugs and deeds.
Wow!!! An experience that in itself was more important than a thousand gallons of pure water.
God’s love was on display.
The gospel was demonstrated in a region where it could not be preached.
The work has concluded in Türkiye and the majority of the US team has left to return home.
Daryl is spending a restful weekend at a friend’s home and then flies to Iraq on Sunday where he will assess possible locations for water systems in Syrian and Iraqi displacement camps in Kurdistan.
There is much still to be accomplished and he needs and is asking for your prayers as he continues on this faith journey.
In our measurement of success the experience in Türkiye exceeded our expectations in ways we will share in coming updates.
Thank you all for your support to Living Waters and know that your generosity has helped those in earthquake torn Türkiye in unexpected ways.