Mersin used to be called İçel but has been renamed after its largest city. Paul of Tarsus is from here! More than 70% of the population is from the east.There are several churches and a few believers are keen on reaching out.
A team that included several Turkish believers traveled to a college in Tarsus where the students gave the group a very warm welcome as if they were celebrities! The students were so happy and open with the team. They were able to interact together in several meetings, including one where the team sang a gospel song to the students and they joined in! Splitting into small groups, they discussed with them about life in general which gave them so many opportunities to share the gospel. Alper and Erman were so hungry to know about the gospel that they were planning to travel to Italy to find out more about Jesus. The group shared with them, gave them New Testaments and told them there was no need to go to Italy, all they needed to do was contact the Bible Correspondence Course to get all the information they needed. They were able to get their details for follow up - thank you for praying!