Soviet Peoples in Istanbul, Turkey

In October, you were asked to pray that the believers in a local church in Istanbul from former Soviet countries would choose to return to their home countries rather than live illegally in the city. Despite other church members advising them to return home, they have not done so, and now two more believers in the local church have been arrested and are being held in detention centers throughout the country. Sadly, the local church is not seeing these believers want to live rightly even after being arrested. Having no way to get the documents necessary to reside legally in Turkey, once arrested, many believers will seek inordinate means to be released from prison so they can continue to live illegally rather than choosing to honor their word and the government’s laws and return to their home countries. Pray for the former Soviet believers in prison in Turkey to repent of their sins and choose to live rightly before God and man.