Andrew Brunson, Pastor of Izmir Resurrection Church, was arrested on October 7, 2016 on claims of links to “armed terrorist organisations.” He remains in prison in Izmir despite US requests for his release.
Andrew’s wife has released a note from Andrew thanking people for their continued prayers:
I am deeply grateful to all who have prayed for me. This trial – time in prison – has stretched me far more than I ever would have imagined. I have been very weak, had many doubts, felt very alone. I know that God’s grace is sustaining me, even when I do not feel that grace, and I know that the prayers of God’s people are surrounding me and giving strength. One of my big fears has been that I will be forgotten in prison. Thank you for not forgetting! It is a great encouragement to know there are people praying for me – it reminds me that I am not alone, and that I need to stand firm, with my face pointed in God’s direction always. Thank you for standing with me in this most difficult time.
Many blessings to you
Christians in Turkey request prayer for Andrew that the Lord will:
a. continue to uphold Andrew, strengthen and encourage him
b. watch over Andrew’s family, protecting and providing for them
c. give wisdom to the Turkish lawyer and others working for Andrew’s release and that Andrew will be freed soon