Istanbul pastor shows hope to protesters

ISTANBUL, Turkey (BP) — While protesters and police furiously clash in Istanbul, a pastor there is quietly continuing his ministry. Nicholas lives and works in Taksim, the epicenter of the increasingly violent encounters of recent days in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city. In the most recent clashes, tear gas invaded Nicholas’ home, forcing his children to abandon their bedrooms and sleep in the living room where it was bearable. On Father’s Day, Nicholas led 30 people in a subdued worship service despite the brewing threat of violence on the street.

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