In 2014 the Turkish Baptist Convention was founded. Together with the Iranian Baptist churches in Izmir, Adana, and Samsun, nine churches belong to the convention. Under the leadership of Pastor Ertan Cevik we support a team of six pastors. All the churches are very active in helping refugees.
Ndawo Yakho is the name of the house and it means place of safety. It gives refuge to women and children that have experienced domestic violence. Here women have the chance to heal and regain self-confidence in order to live their lives in dignity and love.
I have to sit down for a moment. I am in Izmir in Turkey. Somewhere in a part of town where most of the 150,000 refugees live, that are currently in the city of Izmir. I tried to look into the eyes of a man who just received a food package for his family from us.