We were warmly received by an enthusiastic and engaged audience at the International University of Central Asia. Many students there are studying English so we had great conversations after the show. We were gifted with IUCA hats and t-shirts and hope to keep in touch with students we met.
Our 11 shows in Kyrgyzstan all went well and much truth was shared. We learned after our show at the Disabled Men's Home that some men who had responded to the invitation had approached believing caretakers asking what they should do now since they just gave their lives to Jesus! We also heard that students had told believing teachers they wanted to know more about the message we had shared. We know God is at work far beyond our hour and half show!
On our way back to Istanbul we had a 14 hour layover in Moscow and did some fun sightseeing around Red Square. All the trouble we had getting our Russian visas were forgotten as we experienced the sights, sounds and tastes of this historical city.
We had one last show in Istanbul at Cevahir Mall before heading back to the states. Katie was a bit sore from running the full Istanbul Intercontinental Marathon two days before but still managed to pull off a good show. The stage was round and a bit wobbly since it had the capability of elevating at least 25 meters! Unfortunately there was a bit of drama at the end of our show when we did a drawing with names we had collected from interested spectators and tried to hand out DVD's with a message as prizes. The management had been informed this would take place but still got upset and caused a scene. We know that thousands still heard a clear message of hope and we pray that God will use that truth to have an eternal impact on their lives.
|International University of Central Asia|
|Istanbul Cevahir Mall|