Siirt has a strongly visible military presence because of the security situation. It is one of the most conservative provinces with many children not attending school after the 4th or 5th grade. There are no known believers.
Our local brothers visiting this province were able to spend time with a man who had already been investigating the claims of Jesus. They are overjoyed to report that Cevdet has accepted Christ! He has been on a long search and visited many churches in both Antalya and Istanbul. He is eager to grow in his new faith. His wife is a very devout Muslim and they have been fighting over his search. Please pray that Cevdet's life would change so radically that she would know Jesus is alive and that His spirit lives in His children. Pray she would follow him in faith. Pray for his four children, one of whom is diabetic. Please pray Jesus would do a miracle which would be a testimony to his family, neighbourhood and circle of friends. The team was also able to do some in-depth study of the Word with a girl who is a serious seeker. She and her two sisters are all reading the Word these days. Ask God to speak to them and draw them to Himself.