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Thank God that Pastor Brunson has been moved to house arrest. Continue to pray for him and pray that God would use his circumstances to spread the Gospel. Thank God for the wisdom our government has shown in dealing with Turkey.

For the Lord gives wisdom . . . .  (Proverbs 2:6)

“A court in Turkey Wednesday released American pastor Andrew Brunson to house arrest, following nearly two years in prison on trumped-up terrorism charges. The court says its decision was based on concerns for Mr. Brunson’s health, but it’s likely the gesture also has something to do with growing protests from Washington over his fate.

Mr. Brunson has become a personal cause for President Trump, who has lobbied Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the pastor’s release. But high-level diplomacy wasn’t getting results. Mr. Erdogan sees Mr. Brunson as a bargaining chip as he campaigns for the U.S. to extradite Fethullah Gulen, an imam living in Pennsylvania who Mr. Erdogan blames for a 2016 coup attempt without enough evidence to justify extradition under U.S. law.

Enter the U.S. Congress. In April, 66 Senators sent a letter to Mr. Erdogan assailing the charges against Mr. Brunson and threatening to take “other measures” to ensure “law-abiding citizens and employees of the United States” can travel to, live and work in Turkey. Senators James Lankford (R., Okla.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) threatened to pursue “targeted sanctions” against Turkish officials involved in Mr. Brunson’s case.

Last week the Turkish court denied Mr. Brunson’s request for release, and Congress acted again. Six Senators introduced a bill to restrict international financial institutions from lending to Turkey, noting that the country borrows heavily from the International Finance Corporation and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Then came word Tuesday that the House-Senate conference report for the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision that would prohibit delivery of F-35 aircraft to Turkey until the Pentagon issues a report to Congress on the status of U.S.-Turkey affairs. Mr. Erdogan wants the latest U.S. fighter technology, and his diplomats no doubt relayed the news. And what do you know, Mr. Brunson was released to house arrest.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Mr. Brunson’s improved circumstances “long overdue” but “not enough.” The charges should be dropped, and the U.S. should keep up the pressure until they are.” (Editorial, The Wall Street Journal)

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pst. chris nagbe
July 28, 2018

Lord give me the strength to pray always for pastor BRUNSON in Jesus name amen

July 28, 2018

Lord Thank You for Your Grace and mercy and faithfulness. Lord thank you for the Holy Spirit working through our President and others hearts to bring Your will to fruition. To You be the Glory forever. Amen

July 27, 2018

I hear the sound of the abundance of rain! At first, Elijah’s servant saw a cloud by the size of a man’s hand. The house arrest is a Hallelujah time for gratitude to our Awesome God!
I still praise that God always see the end at the beginning. I believe God!

Bruce and Wendy Campbellp
July 27, 2018

Praise the LORD Who hears and answers prayer.
We are praying that Pastor Andrew will know GOD’s love and presence. Revelation 1:5. Pastor Andrew would not be afraid or troubled. The joy of the LORD would be his strength,and he would forgive his persecutors and pray for them. He would endure and be faithful.That GOD would receive honour and glory from his life.

July 27, 2018

Thank God for Pastor Brunson’s improved circumstances. That’s a step, but not enough. It’s not time to stop the pressure yet, nor the prayers. I pray for his complete release, all charges dropped, and send prayers for his health and family.

July 27, 2018

Thank You Lord, for favor for Pastor Brunson to have an improvement in his situation. Protect and heal him, encourage him, and cover him in Your blood. Thank you for President Trump and Sec of State Pompeo; give them wisdom and continued guidance as they advocate for Pastor Brunson. Be glorified in his eventual release.

Deborah Banyai
July 27, 2018

Hallelujah!! President Trump has used all his “tweeting” for something very good! Thank you, President Trump.

myrna teaf
July 27, 2018

I have been praying for Bro. Brunson for some time now and I praise God for moving in a mighty way toward his complete release. And I thank God for a president now that is doing Gods’ will in America and beyond.

beatrice Norman
July 27, 2018


Michelle Margeson
July 27, 2018

Thank you Jesus! I have been praying for Pastor Brunson. We have hope in the Lord for his release.

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