“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”
Psalms 100:4-5

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The value of your soul

The Dolmabahce Palace is spectacularly situated on the Bosphorus. A visit leaves you awestruck by the beauty of the architecture, the ornate rooms with their gigantic chandeliers and the variety of artistic decorations. You almost feel overwhelmed by the extravagance of it all. If you would dare to compare it with your own home you could easily feel that your own life…

A letter out of Africa…

This week I received this letter from a single mother with two children: Good morning pstor Benjamin! I am the Ivorian woman with two children you very helped in Istanbul you and throw IMMP and IOM organisations. How are you and your family ? I welcomed in Abidjan town at  Ivory Coast Airport on This Thuesday at 23 o’clock. Now we are in my…

A Faded Fresco…

  Last summer  I visited a church filled with frescos depicting different biblical scenes.  The frescos were in a bad condition and it was difficult to recognise the scenes- even with the help of  information cards. One such card read ‘Agony in the Garden’ but  all I could see were some marks in different faded colours. The church was a marvelous building…

The price of a bowl of lentil stew…

This past week, along with everything else that was happening in the world, the highest price ever was paid for a single fish. A large bluefin tuna, valued for making the finest sushi, was sold for $736,000 at a fish market in Tokyo. This week I also read how Esau, the son of Isaac, bought a bowl of lentil stew from his…

‘I spend my Sundays differently’

  Barbeque chicken, spicy bulgur, salad and white Turkish bread – it was the monthly community meal and the garden was filled with the happy noise of children playing and the sound of adults chatting in a variety of languages or English accents!   After the morning worship it was time for fellowship and conversation around a meal.  On Monday everybody would…