카라만마라쉬는 동지중해 지역의 일부이나 도시 성격은 오히려 동쪽과 더 닮아 있다. 종파 폭력의 역사와 함께 보수적인 지역에 속한다. 몇명 신자들이 있지만 서로 만나기가 쉽지 않은 상황이다.
The guys met up with A who had noticed that in 'Christian' countries, people were more educated and worked more honestly. This pushed him to get a New Testament and read it.He has been reading it for a while now and had many excellent questions. As they they talked, he opened up sharing more of his own struggles and doubts. Towards the end of the evening, he asked "...so, if I believed...what do I need to do to be saved?" The team connected him with local workers in this city. They also met with a young man studying religious studies and hoping to be an imam! He had visited Aya Sofya once in Istanbul which launched him into researching Christianity. He had many questions and after a three hour conversation, the team introduced him as well to a local believer. Pray that the local believers would become faithful, praying friends to these two serious seekers and that these men might drink deep of the water of life!