chvnradio.com

Now Playing What just played?

THE COLOR

ONE SURE THING

Listen Live

A Christian organization that works to shed light on persecuted Christians around the world is urging people to pray for a pastor that goes to trial today.

Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) says that Pastor Andrew Brunson will enter a Turkish courtroom to be tried on charges of espionage and terrorism.

pastorandrew2Pastor Andrew Brunson was imprisoned for 17 months before being charged with any crime (Supplied/ACLJ)If Brunson is convicted of the charges he could face 35 years in prison.

VOM says that "Brunson's only 'crime' is that for 23 years he and his wife, Norine, have been sharing the gospel with the people of Turkey."

The charges against Brunson stem from accusations that he is linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The PKK is a Kurdish militant group that was behind a failed coup attempt in 2016.

Brunson's wife has told news agencies that he is not connected to the PKK and is a peaceful, loving man.

The 50-year-old Brunson is originally from North Carolina. However, he, his wife, and their children have lived in Turkey for the last 23 years.

The Evangelical pastor was arrested in October of 2016 and has remained in prison since then while awaiting trial. According to the American Center for Law and Justice, an USA-based Christian organization, Brunson was not charged after being imprisoned for 17 months. The organization also says that at the time of his arrest he was in the midst of applying for permanent residence status in Turkey.

 

 

Croatian Winnipeggers getting behind their underdog team

A large group of Croatian Winnipeggers paraded through the streets when their home…

"It's a commitment to keep becoming best friends": Marriage advice for wedding season

Summer season is wedding season and a couple local pastors have some advice for future…

Young filmmaker wins spot in Gimli Film Festival

Omar Benson is 16-years-old, but don't let his age disqualify his expertise.

Winnipeg church goes north for missions

For the ninth consecutive year, Sterling Mennonite Fellowship headed north to bless the…

City providing refuge from weekend heat

The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to use their facilities to cool off during the…

New River Heights library location revealed

A new library for River Heights is going to be located northwest of Pan Am Pool, in the…

St. Boniface byelection could have big implications for Manitoba Liberals and New Democrats

The result of the upcoming byelection in St. Boniface could have big implications or two…

LOCATED: Elderly lady last seen in downtown Winnipeg

The police say that Mary has been safely located.

Harvest For Kids needs more combines of all colours

Whether you're green, red, or yellow, Harvest For Kids needs your help to break a world…

Manitoba Opera has historic season

A banner year for the Manitoba Opera.

Upgrades for two parks in Windsor Park

The City of Winnipeg has broken ground on a park improvements project in Windsor Park.

Weekend family fun: Manitoba's Passion Play highlights weekend

The Manitoba Passion Play is back and is highlighting the list of great events this…

Southern Manitoba cautioned by heat warnings

It's not quite the weekend yet, but if high-temperature trends are to continue over the…

Winnipeg teen putting mental health center stage in Fringe play

Rhea Rodych had never written a play before in her life, unless you count one for drama…

Bowman discusses downtown safety strategy amendments

Mayor Brian Bowman is hopeful council will approve some amendments being made to the…

Mayor announces Community Leadership Scholarship winners

Five young Winnipeggers were honoured by Mayor Brian Bowman today.

Family-friendly festival back at Winnipeg's tallgrass prairie preserve

It's Winnipeg's best-kept secret. The Monarch Butterly Festival returns for the 12th year.

Two girls' iced tea stand raises money for cancer research

An iced tea stand set up by two young girls in Steinbach turned into a lucrative…

Winnipeg church hikes to study scriptures

Young adults from a local church spent the day hiking and studying scriptures.

Tips to protect your bicycle from theft

Biking to work is a great transportation option in the summertime, but it's important to…