Drone Footage, Turkey, 2023


Helping People Across the Globe Impacted by Disasters

Compassion Fund: Global Disaster Response
Project # 40043

Help Our Friends in Turkey and Syria After Deadly Earthquake

The strongest earthquake to hit Turkey and Syria in a century struck the region on February 6, leaving tens of thousands dead and many more injured. The 7.8-magnitude quake in Turkey's Gaziantep province was followed by aftershocks as strong as 7.5 and 5.6 in magnitude, causing buildings to collapse and debris to be scattered across the region. Thankfully, our contacts are safe, but Christian friends are suffering devastating loss, and one family has lost their home and a child. Hundreds of thousands of people are impacted.

Please donate to MTW’s Compassion fund to help show God’s love in tangible ways to those affected by the devastating earthquake. Your donations go toward providing food and water to those in need and support rebuilding efforts. Funds will also be used to send believers from surrounding cities to care for people’s spiritual and emotional needs after this tragedy. Your generous contribution will help ensure that those affected are able to recover and rebuild their lives. Thank you.

*Funds received by MTW as part of a disaster response appeal are used for relief and recovery, construction, travel for response teams, and related needs as well as for longer-term rebuilding and church planting. Exceptionally, when there are unspent funds, they will be used in future disaster and compassion situations.

UPDATE 6/26/23

A woman's damaged house in the earthquake region was scheduled to be demolished. Her husband and eldest son have passed, she needed to move and had nowhere to go, and a necessary surgery needed to happen in the city where her Christian son lived. The church stepped in to help deliver a container home and empty the house so she has a place to live.  

A local pastor and his wife, who lost relatives and their own house in the earthquake, have recently returned to the city in the earthquake region that they call home. They had been living outside the area for a few months to rest, recover, and plan their way forward. The wife spent about a month in her nearby home country sorting out some residency complications, receiving some much-needed care and personal healing, and training to have and lead conversations about trauma.

Upon their return at the end of April, they had the opportunity to visit tent and container camps and begin to assess needs, see ways to come alongside, provide material aid, and better understand the long-term needs of the largely displaced community. With an initial grant, they have been able to provide immediate assistance to those who are still living their lives in limbo and full of uncertainty. At the same time, as leaders in the local Protestant church, their identity has been clear, and they have been able to pray with people. They speak with genuine love and hope and with voices that have felt the earthquake's pain, loss, and devastation.

Pray with us that God will continue to open avenues of partnership and opportunities for believers to serve the communities meaningfully.


Will You Help Us Extend Compassion to a World in Need?

Your Recent Gifts Have Supported Relief Efforts in the Following Countries/Regions

2023 (TO DATE)

West Africa
Turkey & Syria
South Asia
Democratic Republic of Congo
Uganda (Sudanese Refugees)




Democratic Republic of Congo
Uganda (South Sudan Refugees)
South Asia
Southeast Asia


Southeast Asia
Middle East

You can also mail checks to:

Mission to the World 
P.O. Box 744165 
Atlanta, GA 30374-4165

Please put "Compassion 40043" in the memo line.
Thank you.

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