How do you show God’s love to a person of another faith tradition? We, Ken and Betty Frank, are missionaries in Turkey. Most Turkish people are Muslims. Converting Muslims to Christianity is not our goal. We spend much of our time here working with people who run secular schools and a hospital. Yet as we work together people sometimes ask us to pray for them. If a person is going through a difficult time we often tell them we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers. We have never known this to give offence. In fact it is usually met with deep gratitude. It is a sure way to reach across faith traditions here in Turkey.
Ken and Betty Frank serve in Istanbul, where they are joint General Secretaries of the American Board. Today they work with the American Board school graduates in maintaining the American Board schools and hospital in Turkey, and they are involved in Muslim-Christian dialogue, refugee/migrant work, and ecumenical relations.