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Kalim & Paula in Middle East | Turkey Update - July 2023

I greet you in the Name of our Lord Jesus,

It has been a while since I reported to you about the aftermath of the earthquake in Turkey, so I thought it was time to do so.

By now you have seen and heard about the terrible earthquakes which struck Turkey on the sixth and twentieth of February. All of the Believers from the churches became homeless, but by God’s grace, many of them escaped to safety, and most of them have been relocated to other cities in northern Cyprus with very few remaining in Antioch. Praise the Lord, God is good.

As you know, the Antakya Christian Church’s former building collapsed in the earthquake. At the time of writing, we understand that only 30% of the rubble has been removed, but the good news is that the construction of the new building has resumed. And the very few who remain in the destroyed city are doing amazing work.

As you remember from our previous reports, the remaining Brother and Sister established a ministry center to help the earthquake victims and to host missionaries who want to help. They are doing Good Works by reaching out and serving the many devastated people who stayed behind in the aftermath of the earthquake!

Our Turkish brothers and sisters, who are supported by many foreign and Turkish believers from all over Turkey, have been doing children camps. They have also been feeding and helping a great many needy people at the area of the camp and from around the city.

For Pastor Hamdullah and Elmas, who have lost their home, they are still living at the campsite in a very small prefabricated building, and they are still praying for more funding for them to be able to rebuild their home. The funny thing is when people ask them how can we pra, they would never ask anything for themselves, and they always answer: more tents, food, diapers, etc. They are amazing, selfless servants of our Lord. I have been instructed to tell people that they are homeless, and they need to rebuild their home.

Since the time of the earthquakes hundreds upon hundreds of foreign missionaries have come and stayed at the campground to help the relief effort. More and more people have been coming to open air Sunday service at the camp, and many have been saved! Praise the mighty name of our Lord Jesus. My wife Paula and I are in Lebanon now serving and visiting lots of our ministry partners here. Soon, I will definitely report to you about what God is doing here.

Please continue to pray for and support our Brothers and Sisters in Turkey, they still need it!

God bless you all.


ReBridge is still working towards the goal of raising $250,000 for the efforts in Egypt. Your contribution will make a huge impact as we meet the physical needs of these refugees and allow God to open doors for sharing the gospel.


Your generosity matters, and for it we are grateful! Please prayerfully consider a financial contribution to this effort.

Remember, 100% of what you give goes directly toward helping these people in need because of our low overhead and direct relationship with those providing help on the front lines.


Please send checks to: Rebridge 5016 Knobview Trail Winston-Salem NC 27104


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