Pastor Andrew Brunson Freed!
Over the last two years since Pastor Andrew Brunson was first detained in October 2016, the global Body of Christ has been praying and interceding for him and his family. Today, October 12, 2018, we thank God and praise Him for this miracle we have prayed for…
Pastor Andrew Brunson is free!
At his fourth hearing near the coastal town of Izmir, the judge ordered the release of the 50-year-old pastor and lifted the ban on travel — making him free to leave the country where he led a church for 25 years before his arrest. He will soon be heading home to North Carolina with his wife, Norine.
You can read the details of Pastor Brunson’s release here: Read More
Throughout his imprisonment, Open Doors has asked you to write and share your prayers on our Prayer Wall for Pastor Brunson. Between it and comments you’ve left on social media posts, the Open Doors community has left more than 4,000 prayers longing for his release.
And now we take this time to thank our God who is “the Mighty Warrior who saves us” (Zephaniah 3:17)
. Now, we’re asking you to share your gratitude and praises on our new Andrew Brunson Praise Wall. Share Your Praise "Give thanks to Yahweh; call on His name; proclaim His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him; sing praise to Him; tell about all His wonderful works!" ~ 1 Chronicles 16:8-9
Pastor Andrew’s story also offers a critical reminder to us that while we rejoice for his freedom, as the Body of Christ we also continue to remember thousands of believers still imprisoned and enslaved for their faith. We ask for God’s hand to move and set captives free in Turkey, North Korea, Pakistan, Iran, China, Eritrea, Malaysia, Nigeria and in the many other countries where believers are suffering for following Jesus.
We can also continue to pray with the Brunsons, for their safe return, transition, and physical and emotional healing.
I hope you’ll share this good news, keeping God in the center of it. And I hope this story of God working in the midst of the storm emboldens your own faith today as you sing His praises proclaim His greatness and tell about His miracles.
Have a great weekend! Best,
Lindy Lowry, Open Doors Weekly editor