“I will make you fishers of men” – with these words Jesus called Simon and Andrew to follow Him. Is God calling Kerem, from Turkey, in a similar way today? After an encounter with a priest and repeated dreams, Kerem is looking for answers and has shared his story with SAT-7 TÜRK.
Despite not being a Christian, on a visit to Ephesus, Kerem found himself praying at a church. After finishing his prayers, he went to sit outside with his friends.
A STRANGE PREDICTION
“There was a group of priests sitting near us and we started talking to them,” explains Kerem. After some time, one of the priests addressed Kerem personally:
“He told me that there was something different about me, and that someday, I would be with them and become one of their brothers.”
Surprised, and put on the spot among his friends, Kerem laughed it off, dismissing the comment. “Why on earth would I follow Christ?” he thought.
A DREAM WITH A MESSAGE
Time passed, but Kerem was not able to forget the events in Ephesus, and soon after, he had a dream.
“In my dream, Jesus Christ handed me a fishing rod. He told me to leave the lake I was at and to go to another lake to go fishing with Him. So, I went to the other lake and began fishing with Jesus,” Kerem explains. “I caught a fish, inside the fish were four coins.”
Waking up from the dream, Kerem was surprised by how real it felt, and he kept having similar dreams.
A SEARCH FOR MEANING
Because of these dreams and his encounter with the priest, Kerem started looking for answers. Discovering SAT-7 TÜRK, he began watching the programs and wrote to the channel to ask the questions burning on his heart.
“What do all these dreams mean? Why are these things happening to me?”
“Please pray for me.”
Unable to find an active church in the city Kerem lives in, the SAT-7 TÜRK Audience Relations team put him in touch with a pastor in the area.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Please pray for Kerem, and people like him in Turkey, who are hearing God calling them. Pray that they will respond like Simon and Andrew did when they heard Jesus call “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19).