Saturday, April 18, 2009

Remember the families of Malatya martyrs today

malataya men Two years ago today, three Christians were brutally murdered on April 18, 2007 in the offices of a Christian publisher in Malatya, Turkey. The five Muslim men who killed them all carried identical notes in their pockets: "We did this for our country. They were attacking our religion."

Instead of hatred, Turkish Christians responded with love. On national television two widowed mothers echoed Christ: Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."

But for anyone who has lost a loved one, anniversaries like today are hard.  Please remember to pray for the families of Necati Aydin, Ugur Yuksel and Tilmann Geske today!

The Voice of the Martyrs is now offering for sale Malatya, a feature-length documentary film that tells the story of these three men who willing to give up their lives to share the gospel with Turkish Muslims and the fruit that has grown up from their sacrifice.  If you live in Canada, you can order your copy online today for only $13 (plus shipping).

1 comment:

Jeanette said...

Thank you for reminding us. We will be praying for their families.