Turk in Germany

Turk
Photo Source:  Garry Knight  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source:  People Group location: Joshua Project. Other map data / geography: GMI. Map design: Joshua Project
People Name: Turk
Country: Germany
10/40 Window: No
Population: 1,566,000
World Population: 63,331,800
Primary Language: Turkish
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Turkish
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction

The majority of Turks live in Turkey, but several million live in Germany and have adapted to Western culture, pursuing professional careers such as engineering, medicine and law. They began to establish themselves there soon after WWII, so that period of time when immigrants are open to new ideas is long gone. But God can still do miracles! The Turks are Sunni Muslim, believing in one God, heaven and hell.

Ministry Obstacles

The goals of the Turks in Germany are conflicted. They want to earn a good living, but they also don't want to lose what remains of their culture and religion in this secularized land. This can cause them to automatically reject the gospel.

Outreach Ideas

Prayer is always needed. Prostitution exists among the Turks, so missionaries could set up recovery ministries for the hurting women as a base for gospel work. Alcohol rehabilitation homes can be another opportunity for followers of Christ to serve and share the gospel.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that the Lord will show the Muslim Turks the need for a sin-forgiving Savior.
Pray that God will convict the Turks of their sin, seeing Christ as the only way to reconcile with God the Father.
Pray for spiritual openness among the Turks in Germany.
Pray for a spiritual awakening that will lead to a Disciple Making Movement.

Text Source:   Keith Carey