The local church gathered in memorial and condolences for Missionary Jin-wook Kim, who was martyred by an unidentified assailant in Diyarbakir as he was doing ministry. 150 local Christians and his family gathered to have a funeral service at one of the only evangelical churches in Diyarbakir at 2 PM on November 21st, 2019.
The service was attended by local church leaders from several different cities, including the President of the Turkish Protestant Union, Ali Kalkandelen, and Turkish church leader Reverend Beinan. Dozens of flowers have been delivered from local churches throughout Turkey, and Christians all over Turkey mourned together.
The local church leader who gave the message at the service said that when Missionary Kim had been involved in a violent attack when preaching, his relatives had called him telling him to be careful. In response, he asked the relatives, “What should I watch out for? Should we not preach the gospel?”
The speaker said, “I will preach the gospel even more. We will focus more and more on the ministry of the gospel to save thousands of Turkish souls who are on their way to death. I will do more to lead them into the arms of Jesus.”
He also added, “I believe that God is starting a new movement of the Spirit here in eastern Turkey because of the martyrdom of Missionary Kim. There will be a remarkable spiritual revival here soon. ”
Meanwhile, Turkish police said the cause of the death of Missionary Kim is the robbery of a 16-year-old teenager who attempted to steal his mobile phone. But local Christian leaders in Turkey say it was a planned attack and should not be passed on as a simple robbery, urging the police to investigate the cause of the attack.
Source: Mission Today
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9
Praise our Heavenly Father, who never takes the blood of martyrs in vain and is faithful to make it bear fruit.
God, you have allowed the blood of a martyr to be spilled on Kurdish soil in Turkey. Now, do wonderful things in the Kurdish people of Turkey.
Through this work, may the churches throughout Turkey boldly spread the gospel across and beyond the eastern Turkey with all their life.
There are many Kurdish and Turkish souls who do not yet know you and cannot discern right from left. Let them return to Jesus’ arms quickly!
We wait for and praise our God, who will call The Kurdish people, a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that they may declare the praises of him who called them out of darkness into his wonderful light! Amen!