Roger and I have been back in America since the beginning of June. By the grace of God, we have both been able to find work while we are here. It is a miracle and a huge blessing that we can both make some money so that we can get back to Istanbul as soon as possible!
This week is the week of the International Convention in Baltimore! Roger and I are running a booth to raise money for Turkey missions and to hopefully open people's eyes to the great need for the Gospel in Turkey and the financial support that can make that possible.
Our goal is to return to Istanbul some time in August, but as of now, we are just working hard, going by faith and praying that God touches people's hearts and leads them to support our work there. We KNOW that we are called to the Turks and we trust that God will provide as He has been so faithfully in the past. Its amazing to grasp even just a little of God's graciousness and personal care for us!
The Lange Family Reunited
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Looking back on the last 6 months here in Istanbul we have seen so much happen. God is so faithful to bless our lives with great joy and purpose when we simply live in faith and obey His words. We have been taught and shown how to live a life that is pleasing to Christ. So many people try to figure it out on their own but when you see the life of Christ in the New Testament you see what he wants from us. I think its made up of three basic things. First you must know that you are loved by God. Secondly, you must love God. And thirdly, you must love yourself. With these three things happening in our lives we find ourselves LOVING PEOPLE! That's what this is all about. God loves people! This is the life worth living - loved by God, love to God, and loving myself equals loving people. Its been such a joy to love people in Istanbul and we can't wait to come back and keep on loving people. These last 6 months we have received just a small understanding of how God loves us and how we love Him, ourselves and Turkish people. But it happens all around the world today. God is searching for people to respond to His love. Answer His call of love to you.