DECEMBER 19, 2016
Andrew Brunson, an American pastor who has been working in Turkey for 23 years was arrested on October 7, 2016, and falsely charged with “membership in an armed terrorist organization,” although according to the charging documents no evidence has been gathered against him. During the 63 days he spent in a detention facility he was denied access to his lawyer. He has since been transferred to a prison. Pastor Brunson is waiting to hear a response to an appeal of his arrest.
What you can do:
- Pray for Pastor Brunson, his family, and his friends.
- Pray for Turkey, its government and courts system.
- Write to your congressional representatives to inform them of this situation.
- Sign a petition requesting his release.
Father, I thank You for the strong stand that thousands of your children take each day in places where religious freedom and tolerance do not exist. I ask You to support Pastor Brunson during his time in prison. Let Your light shine through him in that dark place, and may he be a great blessing to everyone around him. Take care of his family, his friends, and his church. Strengthen him with Your power in his inner being. I pray for the people and the government of Turkey. Give their leaders and their judges wisdom and justice as they make decisions regarding their country. Let Your Spirit flow into the country, turning people to Your great and mighty love, mercy, and compassion. Amen.