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Church responds following Turkey earthquake

On October 23, 2011, a 7.2 magnitude quake struck the city of Van and the town of Ercis, near the Iranian border, in Turkey's Kurdish heartland. An aftershock 6.0 magnitude quake stuck shortly thereafter.

At least 239 people have been killed, and more than 1,000 have been injured. Hundreds more are missing and feared dead, as many residents remain trapped in the rubble.

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