Mardin is an historically Orthodox area with many Suryani families. There are also several monasteries that train young boys to be priests. It is difficult to know how much genuine faith there is here - come, fan the winds of revival!
A different type of outreach has been happening in Mardin as local believers from the southeast reach out to the refugees who have fled here from Iraq and the Isis advance. 1000 refugees are in Cizre, outside of Mardin, and another 350 are living at the bus station. The believers have been sharing, providing food, clothing and shelter. The pastor of the Protestant church in Mardin has good relationships with the authorities and a good reputation in the town. Pray for more Kurdish speaking believers to be involved in this ministry.