"This is my message to all the persecuted people around the world: 'Do not be afraid! Our lives are in God's hands and we have to adhere to our faith.'"
The death toll in Syria this month reached 3,055 - the highest monthly toll in 2017.
Brunson has said his reason for living in Turkey for the past 23 years was "...for one purpose only. To tell about Jesus Christ."
Christians in India are frequently targeted and assaulted by radical Hindus who are trying to stop the spread of the Gospel.
This latest move by the government reflects the tightening control of religion, particularly Islam and Christianity, under President Xi Jinping.
Pastor Bulus, a former Fulani Herdsman, is facing persecution from his Muslim relatives after giving his life to Christ.
4 Christians have been given lengthy prison sentences for ‘acting against national security’ by ‘promoting Zionist Christianity'.
Since May this year, 210 Christians have reportedly been detained, with 23 Christians rounded up in the first week of August alone.
Hindu extremists were suspected of being involved in most cases of violent assault.
The gang first attacked the local Full Gospel Church and damaged its roof and a wall before going to the man’s house.