|UniShow North Cyprus team.|
Cyprus is rich with Biblical history. It is first mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 4:36) as the native place of Barnabas (his grave is now a historical site in North Cyprus). Then Acts 11:20 says men from Cyprus went to Antioch to preach the Lord Jesus to the Greeks.
Though Cyprus was divided and the North became known as the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, it is still only recognized as a country by Turkey. Generally, Turks live in the north and Greeks in the south with the United Nations controlling the border. Most of the population in the north is now from mainland Turkey. It had a different feel of relaxed island life, not to mention we had to get used to driving on the left side of the road with the steering wheel on the car's right.
|View from our accommodations.|
It was fun to perform in the nice, new City Mall. The mall organizer also was a little apprehensive about our message, but in the end was very pleased and invited us back. A positive article about our show even appeared in the local newspaper.
Our other 3 shows were part of University Festivals: 2 Spring Fests and 1 International Night. These were hectic events, working with big stages, “professional” sound and light crews, being bumped around the schedule, even dealing with sabotage attempts to prevent us from presenting. Yet again, after each performance, events managers were surprised and very happy with our show, some even inviting us back for better time slots in the future.