For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
I pray that all is well with you. It's been a bit noisy on this end, with the various protests happening in my area of Istanbul. We've had many Helicopters and Riot Police out. Please keep Turkey and I in your prayers.
I'm writing to ask for your assistance...The Girls (brought here as a part of Human Trafficking) that I work with are in great need. While I was in the USA, the ministry that owned the Safe House where I had the girls...closed. Essentially the girls are scattered around Istanbul and struggling greatly. I've looked around at several apartments that I could use to provide housing and other resources, but it's out of my reach financially. Sadly I've come to the conclusion that I'll have to look at providing them with the needed resources that can sustain them where they are currently and temporarily housed. There's a local organization that was giving them second hand clothes, paying something towards their medical expenses and giving out food twice a month. While I was gone they've stopped providing these services. I heard from the girls that it's no longer available to them as African Women...only to the Syrian and Iraqi Immigrants. I don't know how true this is, but I wouldn't be surprised. It's a fact that Turkey is one of the most racist countries that I have ever been in.
My heart is breaking because of the plight of these proud women. They're looking to me for support that I find impossible to provide...considering the lack of financial support in this ministry. I'm asking you to reach down deep, and if you are able, to give a one time donation towards this endeavor. I have a sick baby that needs to see the doctor, and Turkey will not allow even the government hospital to treat her without a guarantee of the payment...which I'm unable to give. Please help if you can, I can only do so much alone...but together we can do so much more.
If you are able to help, you may send your donation in one of two ways:
Direct Deposit To:
Bank Of America
Acct.# 04685 66099
Account is located in California
Helping Hands Ministry
9504 Stoney Harbor Drive
Fort Washington, Maryland 20744
In His Service,