The Turkish Ministry: Meet Nehir!!

Praise God—He is using to help me with the Turkish Ministry!!!

Dear Brides, first of all, I want to ask for forgiveness, from my HH and also from you, because there are so many things to say, so much praise in my life but I was not writing any PR. But now here I am to praise the Lord because He is so good.

Today I want to write about the Turkish Ministry, and what the Lord is leading me to do. As many of you know I´ve been helping with the translations for the Ministry, Turkish is not my mother tongue, neither my second language, but I felt a desire in my heart to bring hope to the women in this country where I live, which could only be something from the Lord.

By His grace and His strength, He helped me with the translation of the main RYM book. Only He could help me to do it. Oh, ladies, there were days that I wanted to give up on everything, my life was getting worse, I passed through a divorce, I lost my house, my family, my life, but He sustained me, molded me, changed me. During the translations, I was so afraid that what I was doing was for nothing, that people would not understand because I was not capable, but He didn’t let me give up, He was with me all the time. What we do with the RMI resources, will not only change our lives but also the lives of many women that don’t have the Love and the Hope that we found in our Lord.

I prayed that He could bring women to help me, I saw many women coming into my life, but not all of them wanted to give their heart to Him. I was discouraged, sad and hurting not just for what I was going through, but also for the other women who are suffering without Him. One day the Lord brought into my life a woman from my former church who started proofreading the translations, and by the Glory of God, she understands everything! And she was very encouraged by the resources the Ministry offers, and for years she was praying that God could use her life to help others.

Tomorrow I will be writing the testimony of the two women that He is using to help me with the Turkish Ministry. I want to ask for your prayers for all the women who are working for Him to help bring hope and love for others.

“If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” Matthew 16:24-25

“‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’” Isaiah 41:10

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.” Psalm 118:1 NASB

~ Sara, who currently lives in Turkey


MEET Nehir!

Dear Brides, I want to praise our HH because He is good, worthy of all the Glory and Honor. Today I want to share a special testimony. It’s about one of the women who is helping me with the proofreading of the Turkish translations. Because she doesn’t speak English I will write the amazing testimony of her life, and about the Grace and Love she found in the Lord.

Hello Dear Women, my name is Nehir (BNN), and I want to share my testimony with you and how I found this Ministry and began helping with the proofreading of the book How God Can and Will Restore Your Marriage.

From the beginning my life was very difficult, I came from a conservative and poor Islamic family, I am the oldest of six children. Our living conditions weren’t good, we lived in a village far from the city, in a small house with only a bedroom, so all the family slept in the same place. Many years ago in our culture, it was normal to share the house with other members of the family. When I was five years old, unfortunately, one of my uncles had an interest in me, and I was raped. I was abused constantly until I was sixteen years old. The shame, the anger that I felt during the early years of my life was unbearable. All that time I suffered in silence, I was angry with my destiny, angry because my own parents didn’t protect me because nobody could save me from the horror of my childhood.

At the age of sixteen I met my husband and married, I thought that he was my savior because he took me away from the nightmare that I lived. The first years of marriage were good because I had my own house, lived in a good place, had a good husband, our financial life was good, I had my first child, but soon I turned into a contentious, angry and vindictive woman. I didn’t have a good relationship with my MIL, and at that time she was a Christian and prayed for the salvation of all her family. But she didn’t pray for my salvation, because she thought that I was a very conservative Muslim, and that God could not change my heart. The pastor from her church started praying for my salvation, and by the Glory and Mercy of God I was the first one of the family to be saved. When my husband discovered that I was a Christian, he said that he would divorce me. I was new on my faith and prayed that God could change my husband’s heart and that I would not leave Him, my true savior, even if the divorce happened. By being faithful to God, he didn’t let my husband divorce me, but also saved him.

I could not be happier having God and a Christian husband, it was wonderful, the best years of my marriage. But soon our hearts turned away from God, my husband fell in adultery, I made him my idol, and still was a contentious woman that only could see his sins, my family´s sins but never my own. One day I got home from my work and my husband was waiting for me with two items of baggage at the door, saying that I need to leave the house, that he wanted to divorce me, and he was not giving me anything, not the house, not my daughters, and neither was going to give me money. It was 11 pm, I was on the street without money to take a bus ride and without a place to go. I prayed so much for God’s help, how could He let that happened to me, I confess that I was a little angry with Him too, I could not understand all the suffering that I was going through. In the middle of my prayer, I remembered a friend from the church that years ago lived a similar situation, I called her, and she picked me up from where I was, and took me to her house. And that was the day my Journey began.

“The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, Therefore I have hope in Him.” Lamentations 3:22-23

“My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?” Psalm 42:3

“As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.” Job 19:25

“‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’” Isaiah 41:10

After my husband left me, and soon after, divorced me, I lost my job. So I was, homeless, jobless, and also hopeless. I only could see my daughters during the weekend. Nobody from my church helped me. I was humiliated and full of shame. Without knowing all the principles from His word, my friend and I started to pray for a restoration, it was the only thing we could do, to pray. The Lord started to work in our hearts, and we started to pray for the restoration of our lives, for the cure of our hearts, to know Him more, to be used by Him, and also we started to pray so He could send women into our lives so that we could help them to find Him too. I was still homeless and jobless, after two years in this journey, yet He gave me a house of my dreams, a job that I love, and my daughter is now living with me, in a new city, but this testimony is for another day :).

My Journey is not finished yet, and I want to share all the details with you, to bring encouragement and hope to your life. The friend that helped me is my ePartner, and after years we finally discovered the Lord as our Husband. My desire is to help other women to find the same love that only He can give. So one day my ePartner shared with me about Sara and a little bit of her story, we prayed together, and I felt a desire in my heart to invite her to spend a time with me, so I could help her. She came to my house, but instead of me encouraging her, I was the one encouraged with how she found the Lord, and about Erin´s testimony and all the testimonies that she read in this Ministry, she told me about the courses and the book. I felt hope— because finally there is something to help the women in my country. I don’t speak English, but I want to help and be used by the Lord to bring this resources so that all women can find their true Love.

Do I believe in restoration? Yes, I do, I know that with God all things are possible. Do I want my marriage restored? No, I don’t—because I am so happy being His bride—having Him as my Husband! My FH remarried so I am free to be His bride.

What I want is to live for Him, serving Him, and to share about His love, and help many women to have access to this resources, myself included. I am waiting to start my courses and to learn and teach about His principles. Please pray for us and also for this Ministry, that our hearts can be steadfast and focused on Him and helping others. And if is His will, that soon we can have the book printed and the resources available for the Turkish women.

1 Corinthians 7: 34-35 Voice
“I want you to live as free of complications as possible. When you’re unmarried, you’re free to concentrate on simply pleasing the Master. Marriage involves you in all the nuts and bolts of domestic life and in wanting to please your spouse, leading to so many more demands on your attention. The time and energy that married people spend on caring for and nurturing each other, the unmarried can spend in becoming whole and holy instruments of God. I’m trying to be helpful and make it as easy as possible for you, not make things harder.”

Message: “All I want is for you to be able to develop a way of life in which you can spend plenty of time together with the Master without a lot of distractions.”

Net: “I am saying this for your benefit, not to place a limitation on you, but so that without distraction you may give notable and constant service to the Lord.”

NLT:  “I want you to do whatever will help you serve the Lord best, with as few distractions as possible.”

~ Nehir in Turkey

MINISTRY NOTE: Tara is currently staying with Sara in Turkey.

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