Bartın is one of the newest provinces but is historically ancient and hosts a Byzantine castle. There are no known believers in the province, though some believers in other provinces are originally from here. Seed needs to be sown.

A divine appointment

Photo from Bartın

An outreach team traveled to Bartın on the Black Sea where they distributed literature and engaged people in conversations about the gospel. Two of the women had this divine appointment: "In Bartın, Joy and I met an older couple sitting on the park benches. The couple introduced themselves and invited us to sit with them; we talked about the beauty of Turkey and the many historical places such as Ephesus. Immediately I realised that we could share the gospel with these people, telling them about Paul’s encouraging letter to the Ephesians, which is one of the books of the Bible. Joy read to them from Ephesians 2 v 8 – 10, they became very excited to know more about the Incil and we were able to give them a copy which they were excited to receive." Ask the Holy Spirit to confirm truth to this couple and that the enemy would not keep them believing they are too old to make big changes in their lives.