037: Pastor Andrew Brunson Freed from Turkey! -- Travis S. Weber, Family Research Council V.P. for Policy
Many of you have heard about American Pastor Andrew Brunson who was imprisoned in Turkey for 2 years. Pastor Andrew and his wife Norine served in Turkey for more than 2 decades where they established Izmir Resurrection Church. They openly shared Christ and also helped Syrian refugees – some of them Kurds.
In 2016, there was a failed coup attempt against the president, and in the crackdown which ensued, Pastor Brunson was falsely accused of being a CIA agent and plotting with Kurdish terrorists.
He was arrested in October 2016, three months after the coup attempt. He faced up to 35 years in prison if convicted of espionage.
Travis Weber was in the courtroom when Pastor Brunson was released on October 12, 2018. Within 24 hours he was in the Oval Office of the White House, praying for the President of the United States.
This event is an international showcase of …
- Sustained, overcoming prayer in America and around the world for the release of Pastor Andrew.
- The quest to contend for religious freedom in America and internationally.
- The influence of King Jesus as salt and light in government, the international relations space, media, and more -- all thru his followers.
- A KEY TAKEAWAY: As a Christ-follower, you have dual citizenship -- the nation in which you live and the Kingdom of God. You are an ambassador of a higher authority … you have access to higher wisdom, authority, and resources.
"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men (and women) to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke
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