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Andrew and Norine Brunson were involved in starting churches, training, aid to refugees, and a house of prayer in Turkey for 23 years until being falsely accused of terrorism in October 2016.  After this Andrew was held for two years in Turkish prisons.  Due to a worldwide prayer movement and significant political pressure from the US government, he was finally sentenced and then dramatically released in October 2018.  Andrew has a PhD from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Andrew and Norine have three grown children.  


God's Hostage is the true story of missionary and pastor Andrew Brunson and his imprisonment, his brokenness, and his eventual freedom.


"One of the purposes God had in my imprisonment was that I learn how to stand under that I could encourage others who will have to stand."

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About WaveStarters

In the summer of 2007 I began to pray better than I knew: “Father God, draw me so close to your heart that you will be able to trust me with the authority to start waves.”  I wanted to start waves of the Holy Spirit where there were no waves.  This pursuit of God’s heart positioned us to receive an assignment from him in 2009  to “prepare for harvest” - an assignment that eventually included two years of imprisonment in Turkey. God used me as a magnet to draw prayer into Turkey – preparation for harvest.  As I waited in prison, God started a wave – a wave of prayer that went around the world.  


WaveStarters is focused on

  • Muslim world

  • Persecuted church

  • Preparing the next generation to stand in difficult times

  • Leaders


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These donations are to support Andrew and Norine's ministry as they proclaim the gospel and prepare for the harvest in the Muslim World. 

*Non-profit disclaimer: WaveStarters is a North Carolina registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All Donations made to WaveStarters, from within the United States, qualify as tax-deductible. We are not a state-contracted agency. Tax ID# 84-4960343

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PO Box 8126
Reston, VA  20195

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