Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Tensions between Iran and Israel are escalating and have every chance of breaking out into war. For some time Israel has been expressing alarm at Iran’s growing (and permanent) military presence in Syria.  Iran is busy establishing numerous military bases and also wants to build a naval base in northern Syria.  Its goal is to ...

“You Are Worthy” by Andrew Brunson

Image: World Watch Monitor Norine Brunson stands by the center where her husband, Pastor Andrew Brunson (left) was detained for two months. “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31 ESV ...

United States and Turkey mutually suspend visa services

(By Amy La Porte, Originally published on CNN) Both the United States and Turkey have suspended all non-immigrant visa services for travel between the two countries, after last week’s arrest of a US consulate employee in Istanbul. With some exceptions, the move effectively blocks Turks from travel to the United States, and vice versa, indefinitely. ...

Turkey Offers to Free Jailed American Pastor in Clergy Swap

By Barbara G. Baker – World Watch Monitor / Published on Christianity Today Turkey’s president has for the first time confirmed publicly that an American pastor jailed for the past 12 months is being held as a political hostage. In a speech at his presidential palace last Thursday, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan openly called on the ...

Prayer for Kurdish Referendum

Join us in praying for the Kurdish referendum tomorrow!

Mobilizing Prayer for Andrew Brunson

American Pastor Held by Turkey Charged with Trying to Destroy Constitutional Order, Overthrow Parliament (By Bridget Johnson published online at PJ Media, Aug. 24, 2017) Despite pleas from the U.S. government to free a North Carolina pastor who made Turkey his home for more than two decades, the Turkish government has charged Andrew Brunson with attempting to destroy ...

Prayer and Ministry Focus: Strengthening our Brothers for the Days Ahead

Greetings from the Middle East! As a part of our At The Crossroads ministry in the Middle East, we focus each year on helping to equip believers from different countries. Today, we are writing about an exciting ministry opportunity that we believe will have a long-term impact on Turkey and throughout the Middle East. Foreign ...

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