Saturday, December 12, 2009
We took a bus last night from Istanbul to Izmir. We left around 10:30 in the evening and arrived this morning around 7:30. It was a very nice bus, but the seats were terribly uncomfortable. We crossed the sea by ferry on the bus - a new experience! This is a really beautiful city. About 100 years ago, it was 80% Christian, even though now the entire country is less than 1% Christian. We met with our contact here, and then arrived at our hotel just in time for a typical breakfast. Tomatoes, cucumbers, olives - oh, the olives are so good! - bread, honey and butter, with tea. Everyone took a short nap, and then met in time to leave and go to a house of prayer and pray for several hours. It was an incredible experience, but we are tired. Tomorrow is orientation, lunch and then church. Monday, we will have our first day off. Please pray that the Lord will bring revival to this nation. The people and the country are so beautiful!