Turkey is a country with a population of 82 million people and only 12 thousand followers of Jesus, (less than .015% of the whole population) – a harvest field of millions who have never heard the Gospel preached to them.

Erdem and Mirela Cetin (Word of Truth Ministries) have been serving in Turkey for over 20 years. They have been involved in evangelism, discipleship, church administration, ministering to children, youth, married couples, and refugees at churches in the cities of Izmir, Istanbul and now Ankara. The Cetins now oversee a House Church in Ankara, the capital of Turkey and home for nearly 5.5 million people. Erdem and Mirela have a vision to increase the Kingdom of God in Turkey through evangelism, discipleship and church planting.

On May 3-11, 2020, Gail and I will lead a Team to Ankara to assist Erdem and Mirela. Our team will pray for people in the streets, shops and homes – wherever there is an open door. In addition, we will encourage the believers in House Churches, perform humanitarian services including ministry to refugees, and engage Turks in several different forums. There will also be time to visit some sights in this biblical land.

The cost for the trip will be approximately $1,600. This includes round-trip airfare from JFK-NYC; e-visa, accommodations, food and in-country travel. Team members will need to book air reservations on the designated flights with Turkish Airlines (approx. $1,000-1,100 as of 7/15/19). You will be reimbursed for the cost of airfare from support you raise for the trip. Members must also secure a Tourist Visa online ($20). The balance of the trip is paid to Doulos Global Ministries.

Required to join the Team: 

  • Must be a follower of Jesus Christ and be active in a local church
  • Must have agreement or consent of spouse or legal guardian (A recommendation from your pastor may be necessary.)
  • Have current U.S. Passport (not to expire before 11/11/19) 
  • Raise all funds for trip and meet the due dates for payments
  • Arrange and pay for your air transportation and Visa to Turkey
  • Attend or listen to recording of all Prep. Meetings
  • Read or listen to Manual for a Short-Term Mission

Next Steps:

Secure your spot NOW on the Team with $100 deposit. To make a deposit go to the Doulos Global website (http://doulosglobal.org). Link to “donate” page (http://doulosglobal.org/donate/).  Select “donation to specific fund” and chose “Ankara, Turkey Trip – May 2020” from the drop-down menu. OR, send a check, payable to “Doulos Global Ministry” and Doulos Global, P.O. Box 15495, Brooksville, FL 34604. Designate check to “Ankara, Turkey Trip – May 2020” with your name and contact information. Deposits are applied to total cost of the trip. As soon as we receive yours, we will contact you with more details for the trip and provide a Support Letter to raise funds.

We would love for you to join us for this opportunity in the heart of the Lord’s harvest. The Team will be limited to 12 spots, so pray and respond as soon as you have a “know to go” from the Lord.