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İPKV Altıntepe Protestan Kilisesi, 2012 Noel Kutlaması
L A S T M I N U T E !
A memorable day...
Every April 23rd tens of thousands of "pilgrims" visit the church of San Yorgi, which is found on one of the islands just off Istanbul's shore. The overwhelming majority are Muslims who seek the blessing of the saint. Meanwhile, hundreds of brothers and sisters of the Istanbul churches take advantage of this day to proclaim the Good News. These thousands of people who on any another day and in any another place would disgustedly reject being approached with the Gospel, receive it calmly and with curiosity. For hours, believers distribute the NT (about 30,000), hand out Christian books, pray one by one for all those who are willing, and preach the message of salvation to as many souls as they can!.
The pamphlet text: "Next April 7 at 7:00 pm, Easter and Resurrection Celebration, at the Istanbul Protestant Church in Altıntepe. Spiritual songs, prayer, skıts, preaching, blessing and refreshments" (April 1, 2012).
On Saturday again between 19:00 and 21:00 hours, our church in Altıntepe-Istanbul had the privilege of presenting to several guests the antidote to sin: the blood of the Lamb, as he was lifted up like the brazen serpent was in the times of Moses (John 3:13-15). We pray that the seed planted in these hearts will produce its fruit.
This Sunday the İzmit church has its own celebration...But after a couple of days, the whole city was aware!
This was due to the news of the event, which was on the front page of the highest-circulating newspaper in the city (right). In addition, they published a full interview with pastor Emre, who sent a press release explaining the meaning of Easter which presented the gospel extremely clearly, and they have published this as well.
On Sunday also, our brothers and sisters in Eskişehir announced the victory of our Lord over death. Actually they have been doing it for a while, by both words and deeds (see: help to refugees).
New Website for the Istanbul Protestant Church Foundation
Please visit our new website all its different windows to be informed about all our ministries. Please know that you, individually, as a church, or as am organization are a very valuable element in helping us reach these goals.
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News and Events
The News and Events section provides important information about our foundation and its relationship with the Turkish society, the Turkish state and its impact on the country's media:
- The Foundation in the News: National and international press.
- 10th Anniversary: Held on October 23, 2010.
- Other Links: Related sites in Turkish and English.
- Articles & Downloads: Various free materials of interest.
Secial activities year-round
Our annual Easter celabration is also a great opportunity to reflect on the central message of the Gospel: the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for us sinners, which is our source of eternal life. This is yet another chance for hundreds of visitors to hear the Good News.
Concerts, choirs, skits...
On special occasions we host classical music choirs, gospel concerts, skits or similar activities sometimes organized by or Foundation and other times through secular conservatories or foreign groups seeking to use our chapel. These are valuable opportunities to reach our neighbors by connecting them to the wonders of God's creativity through the arts.
Various seminars and conferences
Seminars and conferences with engaging topics provide opportunities for visitors to be exposed to the truths of the Gospel and to clarify widespread prejudices in Turkish society concerning the Christian faith.
Many social issues are taken up in other seminars, such as a seminar on the prevention of drug addiction organized by the local police department.