As monumental earthquakes devastate Turkey and Syria, with thousands of lives lost and thousands more feared dead, an NRB member station in Antioch, Turkey, has gone off the air.
In an update, the station’s parent media ministry shared that they had not yet heard from their station, which is in an area severely affected by the earthquake. Meanwhile, several local Christians known by the ministry are still trapped and in need of rescue. Other Christians are mobilizing to the area with emergency supplies to assist the survivors.
Our NRB member ministry broadcasting in Turkey sent out a call to prayer for the victims of this tragedy, for those who have lost loved ones, for the families who are searching for their missing, and for those in need of medical attention.
“We know that God is in control and that He can bring light to even the darkest of situations. We trust that He will be with the people of this region as they begin to rebuild their lives and communities,” the ministry wrote. “We pray that this tragedy will bring people closer to Jesus, and that they will find comfort in His loving embrace. Also for an outpouring of God’s grace, mercy, and peace over Turkey, in Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.”
NRB members assisting with disaster relief on the ground include Cru, Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Blessing, TWR, and Shema Media Group. The Salem Radio Network is also launching a campaign with non-profit international relief agency Food For The Poor (FFTP) to help raise funds and mobilize aid to Turkey and Syria.
We ask you to join the NRB family in prayer for our members broadcasting and ministering in Turkey, for all those impacted by this tragic event, and for those who are courageously going to help.