At the National Day of Prayer, minister Anthony Thompson, missionaries Andrew and Norine Brunson, and White House advisor Samuel Rodriguez convey “Love One Another” theme.
“Can you pray for those who mistreat you?” asked Thompson. “Can you love someone who hates you because of the color of your skin? God asked me that question one difficult day.”
“Can you love someone who hates you because of the color of your skin? God asked me that question one difficult day.”
Thompson shared the shocking story briefly. His upcoming book Called to Forgive chronicles the tragedy in detail, along with how his family has recovered since then.
He was followed by Andrew and Norine Brunson, missionaries to Turkey who were freed in October. They spoke of how prayer cultivates fortitude in the midst of persecution, which they foresee coming to Western nations.
“The first commandment is to love God,” said Brunson in an interview. “Intimacy with God is the foundation. It will soon become more difficult for people to stand for Jesus Christ in an unapologetic way.”