Jim began this edition of Crosstalk by making listeners aware of 3 prayer needs, 2 of them specifically related to the persecuted church.
The first was for prayer for those being affected by hurricane Michael in the Gulf Coast region of the U.S.
Next was prayer for Asia Bibi. She is a 47 year old married mother of 5 children who was charged with violating Pakistan’s blasphemy law nearly a decade ago. On October 9th, the Pakistan Supreme Court heard her final appeal. Her fate is sealed but we don’t know what that is.
Finally, Jim asked for prayer for Pastor Andrew Brunson who was imprisoned unjustly in Turkey. It was on October 7, 2016, when Pastor Brunson was called to the police station. He thought this was just part of the reapplication process for his residence permit to remain in Turkey, but he learned that was not the case. He was immediately imprisoned and falsely charged as being a threat to the state. This coming Friday he will have his next hearing at which he will either be released or remain as a prisoner.
The remainder of this Crosstalk took a different path than more recent broadcasts as Jim wanted to pause for praise. With that thought in mind, he had listeners call in to finish the sentence, ‘I’m praising the Lord for…’
Join Jim and your fellow Crosstalk listeners for this refreshing program that gives glory to God in the midst of these trying times.