Monday, September 20, 2010

Ankara and Cappadocia, Turkey

Turkey has been a whirlwind of sights, sounds, faces and of course, homework. The team is still doing really well; we are growing in unity with a solid foundation every single day. Our morning devotions, worship and prayer have helped with all that is going on here.

The landscapes are beautiful; this weekend we chartered a bus to Cappadocia. It has been my favorite part of the trip so far because we climbed rocks and explored 5000 year old caves. Throughout the weekend, we discovered ancient churches, delicious food with rooftop views, sunsets on top of a castle and acoustic worship under the stars.

Saturday I rented a bike and rode around in the afternoon sun: a great and terrible choice. After an hour and a half I was exhausted, but I saw wild horses on slightly dangerous rocky roads. We are back in Ankara, having classes, studying Islam and the Qu'ran, and doing service projects with Iranian Refugees.

I am still learning a lot, and will elaborate when what is happening becomes more clear. Missing home but so thankful to be here in Turkey. Excited for what is to come, and please keep praying for me and the team.


  1. Great pictures! Turkey is no doubt a country with rich history and lots of things to see. I travel back and forth from England to Turkey work related and unfortunately haven't had the time to enjoy it but I'm considering going there on a vacation so the info was very useful. I have only been to Istanbul so far and it's extremely interesting city. The only thing I don't like about it is how often I have problems with bookings. It's not a nice experience to be searching for a place in the middle of the night therefore now I always call to confirm my reservation. It might be pricey so I use a call service which provides cheap calls to Turkey Its fast, cheap and easy to use. And be careful for the ‘nazar boncuk’ or ‘evil eye' :)


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