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News about what is going on in the Middle East from a mission’s perspective.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei has been praising Iran’s response and lifting up Islam as the answer to the problems of today’s human society. According to an article by breitbart.com the leader of Iran has been pointing to the US and how people have been fighting over toilet...
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On Tuesday evening, Turkey shot down a Syrian jet. Tensions between Syria and Turkey have been increasing over the past few days. This is the third jet that Turkey has shot down in the last few days. There has been several casualties of the conflict on both sides, as well as many Syrian civilians killed...
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This week, Turkey shot down two Syrian fighter jets in a move to strengthen their help of Syrian rebel groups against the Russian backed Assad regime. This has obviously caused tension between Russia and Turkey. More fighting could easily break out in the Syrian region causing more deaths and injuries. For more details on what...
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Last night in northern Syria a military strike occurred. This military strike took the lives of at least 33 Turkish soldiers and injured close to 50 more. For more details about what happened, check out this article. Many of those that were killed were in their early 20’s and just starting their lives. One of...
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On Sunday morning an earthquake struck in Iran that affected both villages in Iran and Turkey. In the region of Van, Turkey 9 people were killed in the earthquake and at least 50 were injured. Almost 700 buildings were also damaged or destroyed because of the earthquake. To find out more read this story. One...
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Why I love Muslims (And You Should Too!) I can already tell this title has drawn ire and questions from many. Many people would say how can you love Muslims, don’t you know they are terrorists? How can you love those people?! They do not deserve any love— they deserve to be punished for all...
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This week we are hosting three episodes of Travis Snode’s, Missionary to the United Kingdom, podcast Reaching the Isles. Today he is interviewing two other Vision Baptist Missions missionaries about their work with the Muslim people. Later this week, he will be interviewing Pastor Gardner and VBM Director Jeff Bush. take a minutes to listen...
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Why would someone go to Turkey? It has been in the news quite frequently over the past several years and normally, not for good things. It is a 99.8% Muslims majority country. Would that not mean that in going to Turkey, there would be a good chance of getting thrown in jail or worse— killed...
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If you are around Vision Baptist Church you constantly hear church planting missionaries Brady Van Winkle and Dustin Brown telling us that everything started in Turkey. I just happened to be reading the Wall Street Journal and ran across this article. In the middle of the article you find this sentence: The man who invented...
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We are Brady and Sarah Van Winkle, church planters to the country of Turkey. We both grew up in Christian homes and accepted Christ as our Savior early on in life. At the age of 13, after God had put missions around me (Brady) for several years, I knew that God wanted me to give...
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