킬리스는 최근에 생긴 지방 중 하나이다. 시라아 국경과 접해 있고, 이곳에 사는 많은 사람들의 친척들이 시리아쪽에 살고 있어서 국가적으로 시리아와의 관계가 좋지 않을 때 영향을 받고 있다. 물에 대한 주권이 큰 쟁점 거리다. - 그들에게 생명의 물을 공급하자!
Kilis is unusual in Turkey in that the population of Syrian refugees is greater than the population of Turks. This has resulted in a somewhat tense environment in Kilis. The team who travelled there writes: "Two of us headed for Kilis after being warned that we might receive a lot of scrutiny. After only one roadside check, we were warmly welcomed into a home for tea and conversation. Warm hospitality as well followed at a ladies' training centre where we donated a Bible to their library. The theological student sitting beside us on the trip had many questions about our faith and also happily accepted a book. In spite of our inexperience and hesitancy, God directed our steps and opened doors! May He water these little seeds in Kilis!