Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A deputy governor, a house church, and Ephesus

BWA General Secretary Neville Callam met with Haluk Tuncso, the deputy governor of Izmir province, who confirmed the country’s commitment to peaceful co-existence among the different faiths.

We then took a trip to the ancient ruins of Ephesus, and stood in the massive theater that was the likely location for the events recorded in Acts 19:23-41.

On the way from Ephesus back to Izmir (Smyrna), we worshipped and had fellowship with a local house church. The new congregation, which began just a few months ago, has 17 regular worshippers.

The activities of our Turkey trip closed at the Baptist church in the evening, where I was privileged to lead the Bible study.