Bilecik war im Osmanischen Reich eine bedeutende Provinz, da die Osmanen sich von hier aus gegen die Byzantiner auflehnten. Später war es unter griechischer Herrschaft. Es ist eine isolierte Provinz, in der es wenig geistliche Frucht gibt.
The team who travelled to Bilecik, most of whom were young and students themselves, headed to the university. There they met the dean who invited them to visit three classes and speak English with them. Each class had between 15-30 in each class and the team were able to share their own stories and even the gospel! They feel amazed at the miracle of sharing the gospel with so many. Many expressed interest in wanting to know more about Jesus. They also spent some time with a refugee family who are believers there and who shared with them their stories of persecution from their motherland. Pray for this family who also are committed to being salt and light while they are in Bilecik.