(Turkey) - An International Diplomatic Crisis
Pastor Andrew Brunson - Released!
(Turkey) - For 19 months, TRAC5 quietly engaged three heads of state, working alongside Congressman Robert Aderholt's office, as well as other regional political, religious and business leaders to assist in Pastor Brunson's release. Andrew was thankful and graciously wrote a letter to President Trump. We are excited to follow what God has planned for Andrew in this new chapter.
(Sudan) - Working with Congressmen & others to release 2 more Christian prisoners in Sudan - a result of our long standing "Trac5" relationship-based diplomacy.
Christian Prisoners - Released!
(Sudan) - Working with two U.S. Congressmen and others to release two Christian pastors Rev. Hassan Abduraheem Kodi Taour and Abdulmonem Abdumawla, imprisoned for life in Sudan. It was made possible by our long-standing spiritual and relationship-based diplomacy that resulted in pardons given directly from President Omar al-Bashir. Our Crisis Response Team was deployed to Sudan, partnering with Congressman Trent Franks, Congressman Tom Garrett and Hardwired to continue a nearly 100% success rate of releasing persecuted believers around the world.
(See also the related pardon of Pastor Petr Jasek earlier in 2017).
(Sudan) - A trip to Sudan directly resulting in the release of Christian prisoner Petr Jasek.
Christian Prisoner - Released!
Trac5's CRT deployed to Sudan, partnering with Hardwired (NGO) to release Christian prisoners including Petr Jasek (Czech) who was given 20 years to life in prison. Petr was released largely because of a long standing record of "friendship diplomacy" established by Trac5 & its partners. A Press Release from Hardwired can be found HERE
Former Congressman Mark Siljander has been in Sudan for the past week to make a personal appeal for Mr. Jasek on Hardwired’s behalf, which led to his release.
This is an organization that is spiritually based, person-to-person and it’s approach was hugely successful at encouraging the release of Mr. Petr Jasek.
Congressman Trent Franks(R), AZ
(Geneva, Switzerland) - Trac5 speaks on a panel at the UN, making a presentation on how to defeat radicalism.
Trac5 was invited to address world leaders at the UN - presenting the unique Jesus-centric strategy and sharing ideas about how to defeat radicalism.
(Brussels, Belgium) - Days after the terror attacks at the airport, Trac5 is asked to address the European Parliament about how best to respond to this growing threat.
Brussels is still on lockdown from the terror bombing at the airport just days before. Trac5 is deployed to present our ground-breaking ideas and Jesus-centric strategy to European leaders, some of which can be viewed in the video below. This unique diplomacy has worked to undermine the core principles contributing to radicalism and religiously motivated conflict.
(Central African Republic) - The Trac5 team takes two trips in response to the Muslim / Christian war in the region. The result of these trips was 3 hostages being released and a signed peace treaty.
Muslim / Christian War
(Central African Republic) - Our Crisis Response Team made two trips in response to the Muslim/Christian war. As a direct result of the 1st trip, 2 hostages, both French citizens, Claudia Priest, Father Gustave were released in 24-hours and days later, C.A.R. Minister of Youth and Sports Armel Sayo were set free as a result of the powerful message of reconciliation. (See link below to the milita’s testimony). Moreover, factions returned to the “peace table.” On the 2nd trip to CAR, a peace treaty signed by 10 factions and several powerful encounters of reconciliation and common ground between Muslim and Christian militia leaders. Our quantifiable impact was also measured by the release of child-soldiers and sex-slaves held by these militia groups. Our Team also helped to provide 6000 meals to feed refugees in an internal displacement camp. See video testimonies:
(Sudan) - Trac5 team members responded to the case of Meriam Ibrahim, hand delivering a note to the top government officials -directly resulting in the release of this Christian prisoner.
Christian Prisoner - Released!
Twice Trac5 dispatched CRT member and seasoned peacemaker Dr. Jeff Burns as part of a larger team, to pray with the regime resulting in the release of Meriam Ibrahim. Meriam was imprisoned while birthing a baby in chains; she was sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her faith.
(Iran) - Worked with Iranian leadership to free the 2 Christian women sentenced for apostasy (Marzieh Amirizadeh & Maryam Rostampour).
Christian Prisoners - Released!
Trac5's CRT presented Iranian leadership with an alternate spiritual path, directed personally to the court system that resulted in the release of two Iranians, Marzieh Amirizadeh & Maryam Rostampour, imprisoned for 255 days as “converts to Christianity”. They were charged with apostasy and blasphemy. If convicted they would have been executed.
(Sudan) - Prayer with the Sudanese President to stop the flogging of a UN employee, Lubna al-Hussein, for dressing in pants.
Torture Sentence - Avoided!
Trac5's CRT deploys to Sudan to pray with Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir who then decided to drop the flogging punishment of a UN employee, Lubna al-Hussein, for dressing in pants.
(Afghanistan) - The S. Korean government requests that Trac5 come to the aid of the 23 Christian missionaries kidnapped by the Taliban. (completed by ICRD)
Taliban Releases Missionaries
(Afghanistan) - The South Korean government requested our Crisis Response Team to come to the aid of the 21 Christian missionaries kidnapped by the Taliban. Two were sadly murdered during their captivity. Our team initiated our model, a process of engagement and was making final preparation to pray with the Taliban captors in Afghanistan when we were ordered to “stand down”. As a consequence, we passed this important project along to our like-minded friends at the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD), who under the leadership of Dr. Doug Johnston, ultimately succeeded in securing the release of the 21 remaining captives.
(Sudan) - 12 trips to Sudan to pray with the President which resulted in a deployment of UN peacekeepers - ending the Darfur Genocide - millions of lives affected.
Darfur Genocide - Stopped!
(Sudan) - Our Crisis Response Team was deployed nearly a dozen times to Sudan over 18+ months praying with President Omar al-Bashir, working directly with the U.N. secretary-general and the U.S. envoy to Sudan, helping to reverse President Bashir ’s reluctance to deploy U.N. Peacekeeping Forces, contributing to the mitigation of the genocide, mass rapes and 2.2 million humans that were displaced.
Recent UN reports on the transformation state: "The situation in Darfur has changed radically for the better since the height of the conflict.." Jean-Pierre Lacroix - UN Under-Secretary, Peacekeeping Operations. Finally, in 2017, the Ali Karti, the Sudan Foreign Minister during the Darfur war, openly attributed our team with the success of ending the Darfur debacle. See video testimony of Sudan Foreign Minister, Ali Karti:
(Sudan) - Prayer meetings with the President & government leaders - resulting in a civil war ending (over 2 million people killed).
Civil War - Ended!
2003-2005: Trac5's relational diplomacy led to multiple prayer meetings with Sudanese leaders & the president which contributed to a successful peace treaty in a Muslim/Christian civil war that killed over 2 million people.
(Congo, Brazzaville) - Worked with the President & the rebellion funder to end the guerrilla warfare conflict with Pastor Ntumi.
Guerrilla War - Stopped!
(Congo, Kinshasa) - Prayer meetings with the Presidents: Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame leading to the 2002 cease-fire and the Pretoria Accord.
Trac5 was part of a team facilitating private prayer meetings of competing presidents, Joseph Kabila & Paul Kagame of Rwanda in Washington, DC leading to 2002 ceasefire and the Pretoria Accord establishing a Transitional Government of National Unity
(Iraq) - Meetings with the Saddam Regime resulting in him allowing UN weapons inspectors to come - in a failed attempt to avoid the war.
Preventing War - Failed!
Trac5 had two private meetings with the Saddam regime and was instrumental in his decision to allow the return of UN Weapons inspectors in an attempt to avoid war.
(Ghana) - Assisting President Kufuor in a peaceful transition and a positive transformation of his country - becoming a beacon of hope in the region.
A Hope For Africa
Trac5 contributed to a successful & peaceful presidential candidate’s transition of power and subsequently a positive transformation of the country.
Ghana has had a remarkable recovery under President John Kufuor, Ghana is democratic, energetic, and economically growing.
Robert RotbergHarvard University