Turstan* leads our work in one of the “-stan” countries of Central Asia. Born into a Muslim family, he came to faith in Christ as a teenager . . . one of the few believers in his country. After completing theological training, Turstan was asked to translate for our WordPartners team as they made their first visit to his country. Turstan jokes, “I didn’t know it was the beginning of ‘snookering me’ into WordPartners.”
When we asked Turstan what drew him to WordPartners, he responded, “Simple is genius.” What he meant is this: WordPartners training is simple but profound – it makes the Word of God accessible and understandable both to preachers and to their congregations.
One preacher told Turstan that before this training “we got stuck in our own web. The harder we worked to make things clear, the more we confused even ourselves!” Now he preaches from the Word with both clarity and confidence.
Turstan is an amazing leader. He passes on what he has learned throughout his own and surrounding countries in Central Asia. He’s on the road constantly and, in fact, asked us to pray for his young family, since, as a dad and husband, he’s gone so much. Would you take a moment to pray for them?
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