VP Pence Issues Urgent Prayer Alert
Charisma News shared an urgent email request this afternoon from Vice President Mike Pence who asked for believers across the nation to pray for missionary Andrew Brunson. The Turkish government moved the persecuted pastor from the jail cell to house arrest on Wednesday.
Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina who has lived in Turkey for 23 years, has been on trial for terrorism and spying charges. According to Christianity Today, Western observers in the court told World Watch Monitor there was not one piece of evidence so far produced to indicate the pastor is guilty of any crime, and that his trial is for political expediency.
“This is a welcome first step, but it is not good enough,” Pence said at the Ministerial for Religious Freedom. “I spoke to Pastor Brunson and his wife, Norine, yesterday. I know that his faith will sustain him, but it shouldn’t have to. Pastor Andrew Brunson deserves to be free. Today, we’re honored to be joined by a member of his family, his daughter Jacqueline. To Jacqueline, I promise you: As I told your father yesterday, President Trump and I will continue to fight to secure your father’s full release until he is restored to your family and returns to the United States of America.
“To believers across America, I say: Pray for Pastor Brunson. While he is out of jail, he is still not free.”
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