On April 18, 2007 three men were tortured and killed inside a Bible distribution office in Malatya, Turkey. The three were leaders in the small church of Malatya and their killers were five teenagers, each carrying a note that read, "We did this for our country. They were attacking our religion." The murders sent shockwaves throughout Turkey, especially among the tiny Christian population, who are a mere three thousand among millions who believe they wish to overthrow the Turkish way of life. Malatya reveals the character of the martyrs, the greater struggles that lead to their deaths, and how their spiritual family has remained faithful amidst the furnace. SPECIAL Features: - A sixteen pages full color booklet with pictures and information about Turkey - Audio, visual prayer guide 15 minutes - Beautiful footage from across the country - A rich soundtrack of Turkish music - Digital Book - Extended Scenes - Message from filmmakers
THREE CHRISTIANS WERE BRUTALLY MURDERED ON APRIL 18, 2007 IN THE OFFICES OF A CHRISTIAN PUBLISHER IN MALATYA, TURKEY. THE FIVE MUSLIM MEN WHO KILLED THEM ALL CARRIED IDENTICAL NOTES IN THEIR POCKETS. "WE DID THIS FOR OUR COUNTRY. THEY WERE ATTACKING OUR RELIGION."
INSTEAD OF HATRED, CHRISTIANS RESPONDED WITH LOVE. ON NATIONAL TV, TWO WIDOWED MOTHERS ECHOED CHRIST: "FATHER FORGIVE THEM, FOR THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING." MUSLIMS ACROSS THE NATION WONDERED HOW CHRISTIANS COULD RESPOND WITH SUCH LOVE.
MALATYA, A FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY FILM TELLS THE STORY OF THREE MEN WILLING TO GIVE UP THEIR LIVES TO SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH THEIR FRIENDS, AND THE FRUIT THAT HAS GROWN FROM THEIR SACRIFICE.
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