A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria on the morning of February 6, 2023. 9 hours later, it was followed by a second quake with a magnitude of 7.5. The tremors were felt as far as Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and the Palestinian territories.
More than 50,000 people have been killed and thousands more have been injured, and thousands of buildings are now in ruins. They are also trying to manage and survive the cold weather.
We thank God for keeping our church members in Istanbul safe. Our Every Nation family has mobilized relief efforts across the globe. Click here to know more.
Let’s continue to pray for Turkey and Syria.
- Pray for the survivors to be pulled out from the rubble. Let’s ask God for more volunteers and excavation equipment to speed up rescue operations.
- Believe God for provision for the needs of the survivors to be met (food, water, warm clothes, and medical attention).
- Declare God’s miracle of comfort and strength to those families affected as they rebuild their lives and homes. May God miraculously restore what they’ve lost.
- Pray for grace and wisdom for our church as they minister and extend help to those in need. May the gospel be proclaimed and Jesus be made known through this difficult time.
Every Nation is a global family of churches and campus ministries, of which Victory is a founding member.
We are called to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19). This is the reason we value world missions as a church and persistently pray for the nations every month.
To learn more about the situation in Turkey and Syria, you can check the news and resources in the links below.
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