Monthly Archives: June 2019

Sharing at First Alliance on July 7th (Sunday)

Greetings friends-

We hope everyone is having an enjoyable summer. And hope your vacations are a time of deep renewal.

Just a heads up. We will be sharing at First Alliance in Lexington, Ky on July 7th. Services are at 9am and 10:45am.

If any of you will be in town we’d love to see you.

In the meantime our kids are getting good cousin time…

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“And to the remotest parts of the earth.”

Greetings everyone.

We arrived safely home last night after our 6 day “tour.” We must give thanks to the Lord for answering so many prayers and being the faithful God he is. We never had an accident, we never ran out of gas, we never got into any dangerous predicaments and many eternal works were accomplished. And thank you to everyone who prayed.

Here are some stats of what happened:

We made contact with 33 total people.

We gave out over 25 books.

We ended up meeting people in 15 total cities.

Approximately 20 of the people we met are new believers who have either never met other believers or have only had a visit one other time.

We came less than one Kilometer to reaching Algeria on the west and 2 days later we met a guy in the last city before Libya.

We discovered 3 new believers.

We traveled over 2200 kilometers.

One particular story that was really neat… a guy we will name Neji has been waiting two years for someone to visit. He is 34 yrs old, with a wife and baby girl. After calling for two days without an answer, he finally answered his phone. He was extremely eager to meet us. Once we got to his town he came straight to the cafe to talk with us.

He was extremely persistent to have us go to his house to meet his wife and little girl. We found out his wife has been a believer for about 10 years. When they married he wasn’t at believe. He began to believe 2 years ago. We met at their house for only a short time, prayed with them, encouraged them and left them with about 5 Books they asked for to give to friends.

Since leaving he has called us several times. One big prayer request he had was that he needed a job. So we prayed. Two days later he called us to say he found a job. I don’t know a lot of details, but I do know he is very happy and encouraged.

There are many other stories of His faithfulness and mercy. He is moving all throughout the country here. So many of these guys are in super remote places. But the body here is working together to reach all these places and see people come to faith and grow in the faith.

It’s messy. Super messy. But it’s still so beautiful.

Thank you again for your prayers. You people are awesome for crying out on behalf of the people here.

May His Kingdom come here as it is in Heaven.

For some reason pics aren’t downloading. Will send more soon.

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A few more Tails…

Details. That is.

Hey everybody, it’s Jenny! Yes, the kids and I are starting to relax here in Ohio while Stevie is still hard at work! We just talked to him a little bit ago and their first day of the trip went really well. Here are a few more details and a map for you to see where he will be…

I don’t think he mentioned but they did rent a car to help out in the arena of security. Never can be too careful of who is watching for a ‘strange’ American traveling to remote places with some books in his trunk.

Two of the cities he will be in have a very heavy Islamic feel. I have only ever been to one of them and had a migraine the entire time. It’s dark there.

A lot of dynamics happening in the car. Although Stevie does really well speaking arabic, it still is exhausting to function in that for several days straight. As he asked, pray that he stays alert in driving and fresh in thinking and speaking.

Here’s a little map of where they will be!

Hopefully he will have a lot of stories for us when they return!

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Very valuable 6 days ahead!

Thank you in advance for praying for me, Mag, Soufi and Ferj (all aliases for security reasons) as the four of us travel to 11 Cities in 8 states south of the country.

We have a few dozen people we will be meeting. We are taking over 25 “Good Books” to give to people who have never had their own before. We will be staying in some pretty random sleeping arrangements. I am the only driver. I need prayer for alertness and safety as I drive about 20 total hours.

We pray people will come to faith, others will be encouraged in their young faith, and others will be inspired to live fully for Him and multiply themselves in others. We are desperate to be filled by the HS to maximize each moment.

Thank you for your prayers.

Below are some videos of other trips we’ve taken. It gives an idea of what goes down “as we go…”

We made this video for us to look back on 20 years from now. We were answering the question, “What will you be doing in 20 years.” These are the same guys going with me tomorrow.

Goofing around one day between meetings…

May His Kingdom come in the south of this country as it is in Heaven.

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Some important updates…

Hey peeps. Hope everyone is doing well. Today is the first day of “el 3id sghir” meaning the celebrations that happen at the end of Ramadan. It’s a little bit like Christmas Day.

1) Jenny, Ella and Max are in the air headed back to the good ol’ USofA.

They have headed back and and I will join them in 12 days.

2) We are coming back to America this summer for various reasons, the most significant of all because my kid sister, Liz, is getting married to an amazing man, Eric Evans.

3) I’ve stayed back in order to take a special 6 day trip to 11 Cities, 8 states, south of the country. I and 3 other Arab believers (one Egyptian and two local disciples) are going to meet up with approximately 30 people (Some who are wanting to know about the faith, some who are young in the faith, and some who are disciplers who need encouragement). It’s going to be an intense 6 days of meetings. Please pray for us. We leave Sunday morning early and will return Friday. May we walk by the Spirit!

4) We finally received our definitive residence cards:

This is a huge answer to prayer 2 years in the making. Thanks to Old World Timber: North Africa we can come and go as we please.

5) Our OWT office is hosting a project that is translating the NT in our local dialect. It’s been a pleasure and a blessing to be able to provide a safe place for local believers to come and translate what will be a complete oral Book in the local dialect.

6) One of Ella’s best friends/classmates is moving to Switzerland and we went to the movies with her family all together for one last hooray. We saw the new Aladdin. Her friend is half Egyptian, half Algerian and 100% a beautiful soft hearted girl Ella has loved on well.

7) I was sick this week for the first time in what seems like years until Jenny’s essential oils cured me. Thank you God for making Oregano oil.

8) Jenny is officially going to be the director of CCA’s elementary school next year. More of that to come. But I’m so proud of her Turner family work ethic.

9) We continue to live life “abounding with JOY” as Pastr Steve E imparted on us so many years ago. Life is really hard. Life is really challenging. But our JOY remains. Thanks to all of you for your continued support, love and prayers.

10) We love Jesus!

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