Location: Istanbul | Turkey
Duration: 13 years
We have lived in Turkey since 1997. We have 5 wonderful children. Our work is concerned with healing broken hearts.
<3 I supply fair trade extra virgin olive oil, the world’s oldest natural remedy for the world’s leading cause of death, heart & vascular disease. Turkey is the original home of the olive tree (remember the dove and olive branch) and all of our product is single origin 100% Turkish olive oil. www.oliveoilonly.org
<3 We seek to show and tell of the patience and kindness of the Living God. The foundations of our message are: Without love I am nothing. God is love. Jesus the Messiah is the image of the invisible God. This is how we know what love is, while we were still enemies and sinners Christ died for us. Then Christ rose again and life is found in Him. We have used several forms of art to communicate this message:
1. Heartbeat Mime (silent theater). Our leaders were trained by two pantomime artists who trained with Marcel Marceau. Our mimes have performed in Turkey, Romania, Mexico Poland and the US. And come from Turkey, the US, Mexico, Romania, India and Korea. We have performed in children’s hospitals, public and private schools, markets and malls, municipal youth events, and on the streets.
2. Love Rocks: stones with a hand painted heart. Given as a free 24 love test. A recipient must carry the “love rock” and seek to love each person around them as much as themselves for a whole day. Then they must pass it on to someone else who will do the same. www.RealLoveRocks.org
3. Love Talks: Are open discussion groups that start with love and work through many important topics, such as “life purpose” “the biggest problem in the world” “is God love?” “how and why to forgive” “loneliness” “altruism” “consumerism” “communication” “selfishness” “economics of love” “real love in marriage” “love your parents and children” “love for enemies” “love for the weak”
Dennis & Alexandra