May Newsletter Excerpt

A Note from the Pastor continued...


From Dr. Jeff Jeremiah

On April 26, a bipartisan trio of U.S. Senators introduced legislation to block Turkey’s purchase of American F-35 fighter jets. The bill, sponsored by James Lankford (R-Okla.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), would prevent transfer of the F-35 to Turkey and prevent Turkey from being a maintenance depot for the aircraft. Turkey has already committed to buy 116 of the aircraft, and this bill—if passed into law—would prevent that sale.

A news release from Sen Lankford’s office states that the bill is a response to Andrew Brunson’s continued imprisonment. Turkey has held Andrew in jail for 18 months. To date, they have suffered zero consequences for this injustice. That is changing this week on Capitol Hill.

Would you join your FPC Elders to weigh in on Andrew’s behalf?  Contact information and suggested language is below.  It should only take a couple of minutes to make a lifetime difference for Andrew. 

I look forward to telling Andrew about our sustained prayer and efforts when we invite him (someday) to one of our future World Mission Conferences. 


As we go,



Rep. Austin Scott

U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 224-3121

TTY: (202)-225-1904

Twitter:  @AustinScottGA08


Sen. David Perdue

455 Russell Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

p: (202) 224-3521

f: (202) 228-1031

Twitter:  @sendavidperdue


Copy this for a Tweet: 

“@_________ (insert Twitter handle for David or Austin) please support the Lankford/Shaheen/Tillis Senate bill to limit the transfer of F-35 aircraft to Turkey.”

     - Dr. Tim Filston

    - Dr. Tim Filston