ADVERTISING
 
Tuesday, August 21   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
New season
What kind of contents do you enjoy most?






SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Turkey
 

Jailed pastor Andrew Brunson is “surrounded by the body of Christ”, says wife Norine

Norine Brunson attended the hearing in Izmir on Monday. “The truth was spoken by Andrew and the Lord's name was glorified”.

AUTHOR Evangelical Focus IZMIR 20 APRIL 2018 15:41 h GMT+1
Andrew Brunson. Archive

Norine Brunson, the wife of Pastor Andrew Brunson, attended the hearing of the trial on Monday, 16 April.



After leading the Resurrection Church in Izmir for more than 20 years, Andrew Brunson was detained and charged with “terrorism” and cooperation in the military coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July 2016. The accusation is based on the testimony of secret sources.



Brunson’s lawyer Ismail Cem Halavurt claims “Brunson was detained due to his faith”. The case has tensed the diplomatic relations between Turkey and the USA and has been discussed in the United Nations.



Thousands of Christians around the world have been praying for the American pastor in the last months.



 



NORINE: “THE LORD’S NAME WAS GLORIFIED”



“Andrew gave an excellent 6 hour long defense and answered questions clearly on Monday”, Norine Brunson explained in a Facebook post. “The attorney did a great job and yet, they did not lift the custody”.



The pastor was first moved to the Aliaga high security prison, where he had first been detained in solitary confinement, “which was a crushing blow to him”. Today, Norine Brunson thanked for the prayers as she announced Andrew was moved back the the Buca prison.



Looking back to Monday’s hearing, Norined said: “I cannot begin to summarize his defense, but he started out saying he was a servant of Jesus Christ and that his sole purpose for being here was to make Jesus known and make disciples. The truth was spoken by Andrew and the Lord's name was glorified”, Norine said.



“Now we would like Andrew to be set free, for the cord to be untied/loosened”.





PRAYERS AND SUPPORT



Senator Tillis (North Carolina) and ambassador Brownback (Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom) attended the first session of the trial in Izmir with Norine on Monday. Additionally, “Vice President Pence called on Tuesday to give assurance of the Administration's support and efforts, and President Trump tweeted about Andrew Wednesday”.



Norine, who was detained in Turkey with Andrew in 2016 and later released, believes “all the prayer going up all over the world is also a powerful testimony to the love that exists in the family of God”.



She concluded: “Andrew feels cut off from all fellowship, yet he has never been so surrounded by the body of Christ. We are so grateful to you for pressing in on his behalf”.


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - Jailed pastor Andrew Brunson is “surrounded by the body of Christ”, says wife Norine
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA

“Prostitution is nobody’s dream,  it’s a very traumatic lifestyle”, says Kathy Bryan, director of the Elevate Academy. She mentors former victims.

 
Christians in politics? Christians in politics?

What is the role of Christians serving in politics? An interview with Auke Minnema, the new General Director of the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM).

 
Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies

RZIM International Director Michael Ramsden responds to questions about the secularisation of Europe, the role of Christians in public leadership and the new ‘culture of victimism’.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Sharing Jesus with World Cup fans in Moscow Sharing Jesus with World Cup fans in Moscow

A team of Steiger mission is starting conversations about the gospel in the middst of the football celebration in Russia.

 
Analysing current issues in the light of the Bible Analysing current issues in the light of the Bible

At the 2018 Apologetics Forum in Comarruga (Spain), Michael Ramsden, Pablo Martinez, Ruth Valerio and José de Segovia analysed how society and the Bible approach the issues of personal identity, integrity, sexuality, pop culture, and environmental care.

 
European “Bridges to Inclusion” gathering 2018, in Riga European “Bridges to Inclusion” gathering 2018, in Riga

The network of Christian ministries working for the inclusion of people with disabilities, celebrated its tenth continental meeting in Latvia with the participation of 12 countries.

 

 
VIDEO Video
 
How the loss of universal values led to a loss of civility How the loss of universal values led to a loss of civility

Author Bruce Little: “We have moved from a sense of responsibility to ‘my personal rights’”.

 
Being a peacemaker Being a peacemaker

Ken Sande, Founder and President of Relational Wisdom 360, develops a practical systematic theology for pursuing peace and resolving the conflicts of real life. 

 
“No one should have to leave their values at the door” “No one should have to leave their values at the door”

Author Krish Kandiah talks with politician Tim Farron about the Christian faith, politics and secularism.

 
What are the essential characteristics of a godly leader? What are the essential characteristics of a godly leader?

Clinical Pastoral Counsellor Emoke Tapolyai reflect on three characteristics Christians who have been given leadership roles should develop.

 
Reaching non-Christian ‘Christians’ Reaching non-Christian ‘Christians’

How can we reach those who call themselves ‘Christians’ but have not experienced a conversion to Christ? Forty missiologists and mission practitioners came together for a Lausanne Movement global consultation in Rome.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.