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The reality of persecution is 'very, very difficult', says American pastor imprisoned in Turkey

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(Worthy News) - Pastor Andrew Brunson and his wife Norine have spoken about the hardship of persecution they endured at the hands of the Turkish government for two years.

Speaking before thousands gathered in Birmingham, Alabama for the Pastors' Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention Monday, the North Carolina couple explained in a panel moderated by Timothy George, how testing the process was. In his remarks prior to the panel, the evangelical pastor said there were times where he was suicidal.

George, who is the outgoing dean of nearby Beeson Divinity School, noted that not since Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller, who was vocally critical of the Nazi regime, became Adolf Hitler's prisoner had a jailed pastor inspired so much prayer around the world than Andrew Brunson. Interviewed together, Norine said a major focus of her life was keeping prayer going on her husband and to encourage him in faith during his time in jail. [ Source: Christian Today (Read More...) ]

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