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Father, we thank You for raising up Sam Brownback for such a time as this. Continue to work through him, God, and every intercessor to promote religious freedom worldwide.
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Sam Brownback has been a senator, a governor, and an ambassador. In every role, however, he has passionately fought for religious freedom.

From CBN News. Sam Brownback has served in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and as governor of Kansas. But it’s his passion for religious rights–internationally and here on the Homefront–that has motivated him to become a leading global voice for persecuted people of faith….

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Brownback said he “got hooked” on becoming an advocate for religious freedom once [Senate staffer Sharon Pate] started bringing people into his Senate office to meet with him and share their stories of persecution.

But the defining moment, his epiphany came while back home in Kansas attending one of his kid’s softball games.

“I get a call from Sharon that we had just gotten somebody out of jail in Uzbekistan, a missionary that had been in jail in Uzbekistan because of being a Christian and advocated for Jesus there and he said our advocacy got him out of jail. And I was just like, I got hooked. Then I thought, ‘You mean I could work in a public policy arena and help people for their religious freedom somewhere around the world? I’m in.'”

Brownback believes his public position has given him the opportunity to help people practice their “God-given right” to practice their faith and “do with their soul” as they see fit.

“To me, religious freedom is a human right of the soul. It’s deeper than others. It’s just more personal,” he said….

In 2018, the U.S. Senate confirmed him as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom under President Donald Trump. That year, he and then U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held the first first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State. The stated purpose of the gathering was to convene a meeting of leaders from around the world to discuss persecution and discrimination of religious groups and to promote greater religious freedom.

During his tenure, Ambassador Brownback traveled around the world as the top U.S. government advocate tasked with advancing the cause of religious freedom. One of his success stories was securing the release of American Pastor Andrew Brunson from a Turkish prison.

But were there any disappointments?

Brownback said he’s still disappointed about the extent of persecution against people of faith around the world….

More recently, Brownback has shifted his focus to the cause of promoting religious liberty in the United States. Last January, he launched the National Committee for Religious Freedom (NCRF), based near Williamsburg, Virginia.

“What I started to observe is we’re losing ground here at home. And this is the mothership for religious freedom. If the United States moves off of this, or declines in its religious freedom, that’s going to have ramifications all over the world because everybody watches here. This is the standard setter,” he insisted….

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(Excerpt from CBN News. Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Rose Rocha
August 19, 2022

Lord, let us in America continue to be the light on the hill for religious freedom to the rest of the World. Not only are we not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus but we continue praying for the persecuted and underground church. The persecuted Christians are our brothers and sisters. Move the USA church to have compassion. IJN

Darlene Estlow
August 15, 2022

Thank you Father for Sam Browback and his stand on religious freedom around the world. Bless his efforts and continue to use him to bring your freedom to people.

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Anne Forbes
August 15, 2022

I so appreciate knowing about Sam Brownback, and his new organization out of Williamsburg! I praise God for all the people and all the countries Brownback has been able to influence for good, and I so agree that we need a way of promoting religious freedom in America. As he says, since America is the “mothership” for religious freedom in the world, we need to strengthen our own policies, and educated Americans about how our religious rights are being infringed.

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Doris Ehlenfeldt
August 14, 2022

Thank you Mr. Brownback. It is a privilege to prayer for a man of faith who responded to God’s call on his life.
Father, I pray that You will strengthen Sam physically, mentally and spiritually as he speaks out for religious freedom – Anointed and empowered through the Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ mighty name, amen.

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Wayne
August 14, 2022

I have known this man for about 50 years and I am proud of him to no end. This guy is the real deal. There are several crowns awaiting him in Heaven when his time on earth is over. God bless you Sam!!

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