Danish Evangelist Seeking US Asylum Arrested, Accused of Gun Smuggling

Evangelist Torben Søndergaard (Evangelist Torben Søndergaard Facebook page)
Torben Søndergaard, a Danish evangelist and founder of a ministry called The Last Reformation, says he is being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for suspicion of "smuggling weapons from Mexico to America."

The 45-year-old Søndergaard says he is being held in isolation at ICE's Baker County Detention Center, a medium-security detention center located in Macclenny, Florida.

On his Facebook page, Torben writes, "This Thursday, I was invited to a meeting with Homeland Security who wanted to talk about my asylum case—a case where I, in Denmark three years ago, was accused of doing many things I had not done, and where I ended up fleeing to America seeking asylum. But then, they suddenly said that the real reason I was there was because they had been notified that I was smuggling weapons from Mexico to America, and I was in shock."

He added, "I have been staying in California with my wife and kids and we have just finished up a Bible school over the border in Mexico, where many of our helpers traveled from Mexico to America several times a week, but NONE of them were smuggling weapons, and I have NEVER had anything to do with smuggling weapons. I know NOTHING about smuggling weapons."

Søndergaard says he was "Put up against the wall, put in handcuffs, and led into a room. Later I was put in handcuffs again on my hands and on my feet ..."

The Department of Homeland Security has not responded to our request for more information about the arrest.

Søndergaard's The Last Reformation is a worldwide movement that seeks to return Christianity to the Book of Acts. He also began the Jesus Center in Denmark, which trained disciples from 30 nations to spread this message around the world.

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