Persecution Update, April 2018 - TURKEY

 Photo courtesy of World Witness

Photo courtesy of World Witness

Andrew Brunson, who is from North Carolina, served as a pastor in Turkey for 23 years, most recently at Izmir Resurrection Church. In October of 2016, he was arrested on the false charge of membership in a terrorist organization. The majority of Pastor Andrew’s time in prison has been spent in isolation at a maximum security facility.

Pastor Andrew’s trial date has been set for April 16, and the Turkish government is pressing for a 35-year prison sentence. Please intercede for God to give grace and boldness to Pastor Andrew so that God will be glorified at the trial. "I am in prison not for anything I have done wrong, but because of who I am – a Christian pastor. . . . Yet I believe this to be true: it is an honor to suffer for Jesus Christ, as many have before me.” --Pastor Andrew Brunson

Photo courtesy of World Witness