Partial to One Another

Alison J Stendahl
Global Ministries’ missionary serving in Istanbul, Turkey

READ: Acts 10: 34-35

Twenty-four years ago God called me to Turkey to serve as a teacher and school administrator. Today I work in a school community that is predominantly Muslim with a small Christian and Jewish minority. Yet we make no distinctions. We look to God together in times of trial and in times of joy.  We pray for one another. We collect money for those in need. We visit the sick together. We attend one another’s weddings, dedications, and funerals. No judgment. No prerequisites. No membership. What holds us together is that we love God, have a healthy respect for God’s sovereignty, and honor God by our actions.  Here I am part of  small, Christian minority, yet I am valued for who I am.

Alison J Stendahl
Global Ministries’ missionary serving in Istanbul, Turkey

READ: Acts 10: 34-35

Twenty-four years ago God called me to Turkey to serve as a teacher and school administrator. Today I work in a school community that is predominantly Muslim with a small Christian and Jewish minority. Yet we make no distinctions. We look to God together in times of trial and in times of joy.  We pray for one another. We collect money for those in need. We visit the sick together. We attend one another’s weddings, dedications, and funerals. No judgment. No prerequisites. No membership. What holds us together is that we love God, have a healthy respect for God’s sovereignty, and honor God by our actions.  Here I am part of  small, Christian minority, yet I am valued for who I am.

PRAYER:
Accepting God, may we look at our neighbors near and around the world without distinction or judgment, rejoicing in our diversity. May we share a common prayer for a world of peace and prosperity for all.  AMEN