Freed Pastor says ordeal part of a bigger Divine plan


(WND) – In one of his first media interviews since his dramatic release from Turkey over the weekend, Pastor Andrew Brunson said he believes his prison ordeal was part of a much bigger plan God has for Turkey and the Middle East.

“We are so grateful to the people who prayed for us,” he told Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice on the “Sekulow Live” radio show.

But the 53-year-old North Carolina native said he believes that the impact of the prayers of many around the world went way beyond releasing him from prison.

“It’s almost like we’re looking at a puzzle from the bottom side. Someday, we’ll look from the top and see the full picture,” Brunson said.

“Right now we don’t see the full picture, but God was doing much more than using prayers to release me from prison,” he said.

“I think he was pouring prayer from God’s people into Turkey and into the Middle East, and there is going to be a great harvest from this.”

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Brian Sussman

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