Philippians 1:5 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you … because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.


That verse was read to us on Sunday morning. Every verse is powerful in itself. But, in this instance, the who and the why and the where of the reading was powerful too.


It was read to us as part of our mission’s conference.

And it was read to us by a Turkish citizen who is one of our missionaries’ primary disciples.

For over 15 years we have supported a couple from Wisconsin planting churches in Turkey. And the man who preached to us and read this verse to us on Sunday is the very man who came to Christ through this couple’s ministry and is now Pastor to the church that our missionaries planted all those years ago.

It is our privilege now to partner, not only with our original missionary couple from Wisconsin, but now also with this Pastor from Turkey.

The glorious gospel grows. Every sacrifice we make to pray and give and support in gospel partnership is worth it.

To God be the glory as His church advances.