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Turkey Earthquake Update #4 27th April 2023

We are so grateful to our many supporters who have generously donated to the ongoing Relief work in Turkey following the devastating earthquakes in February 2023. To date we have raised £46,000. We are sending 100% of gifts received for this project to Turkey (including Gift Aid).

The emergency relief is being carried out in collaboration with local churches and a Christian relief organization who, through their help, can give a great testimony of their faith in Jesus Christ. We have People International workers partnering with the Turkish churches to deliver support particularly within communities that might be otherwise neglected. Because we are working with people we know and trust, we have full confidence that all monies are being used appropriately.

Many aid organizations have started to withdraw from the region. The churches serving in the area are often asked, “Are you going to leave us, too? Thanks to support they are receiving the organisations and churches we are partnering with in Turkey are able to assure them that they are committed to them for as long as it takes to get them back on their feet.

The Turkish Church reports that they are now entering Phase 2 in their support;
provide on-going meals, water
serve the children with activities such as painting, reading, mini plays
offer trauma counseling with trained professionals in counseling centers
Your financial gifts also support people in remote villages and farms, who have no other access to aid. In the last month, one organisation has been delivering supplies to these families and helped two of them with brick foundations for tiny wooden houses. There are reports of people softening in their view of Christians and their message of Hope. Please keep praying for this to happen.

Thank you for praying with us for the church and people of Turkey. If you still wish to donate in support of this work details of how to do so are below.


Giving via People International
To give via online banking:
Account Name: People International Ltd
Sort Code: 20-88-13
Account Number: 20057622
Reference: Turkey Earthquake Relief

To give by card: Go to Stewardship
Select “Turkey Earthquake Appeal” as the reference
(Stewardship will take a 3% fee for each gift)

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Or just post us a cheque made payable to
People International, post to:
PO Box 310, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1WT

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