One Year Today

Vigil for Saeed Abedini

Today is the one year anniversary of American Saeed Abedini’s imprisonment in Iran. People are gathering at their state capitols and churches to pray for his release.

Saeed’s wife has written this piece about what their family is going through:

One year of abuse. One year of absence.

One year of separation from his young children. One year that my husband, Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen, has endured the brutality of illegal imprisonment in Iran.

One year ago, the government of Iran imprisoned my husband because of his Christian faith. Earlier last summer, Saeed travelled to Iran – something he had done many times without incident – to finalize work on a government-endorsed orphanage we had been building in northwest Iran…

To continue reading, go here.

Please take a moment today to lift this family and all of the world’s persecuted Christians up. They are being tortured, imprisoned, raped, run out of their homes and towns, and otherwise tormented every single day. The Vatican recently noted that 100,000 Christians a year die for their faith and yet the American public rarely hears about these murders on the news. Don’t let a fellow American, Saeed, be yet another one of these casualties.

Be Heard Project: Saeed Abedini


The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?” -Martin Luther King Jr.


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2 thoughts on “One Year Today

    1. Awesome! A fellow believer said that maybe Saeed’s imprisonment will result in many others being saved. That is true, but I still believe that we Americans and the church should be doing our utmost to get him out of there.


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