Rumelian Turks of the Balkans

(ru-ME-lee-an) – As the majority Christian culture in the Balkans celebrates Christmas with fasts, specific rituals, alcohol consumption, and even more alcohol consumption, Rumelian Turks experience a confusing picture of who Jesus is and how He fits into this “Christmas” scene. Pray for the Rumelian Turks of the Balkans to realize the true meaning of Christmas–that Almighty God sent His Son into a broken world to redeem people who can never be good enough to earn God’s favor. What a liberating truth for those who embrace God’s gift of righteousness!