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Saeed Prayer Vigil

Tonight on TBN I heard Naghmeh Abedini, wife of imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini, speak at length about their history and present situation. I learned how they became Christians and Americans despite being born into devout Muslim families in Iran, how they met, and how many other times they’ve been arrested for their charity and faith. Naghmeh was very candid about her struggles with fear and anxiety, but demonstrated that the peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7) is real.

Evidently Saeed’s faith and passion for the gospel is so vibrant that despite horrific torture he has other prisoners singing praises to God along with him! This is a man who has death staring him in the face, and yet he does not waver from the belief that God is good. How many of us can attest to faith like that? As I listened to Naghmeh I had to ask myself how many of us Americans would be willing to fight for, be imprisoned for, and even die for our beliefs. I wondered how many of us, when faced with beatings, violations, and isolation, would stick to our guns and not renounce our commitments to freedom and our faith.

The church all over the world is under attack. Whether we are brothers and sisters in the Christian faith or believers in freedom and human rights in general, September 26th is a day to unite on these issues and cry out as one. Whether you are a Christian or not, whether you believe in God or not, there are organized forces in this world that are hell bent on subjugating you and forcing you into a life of slavery. These forces are raping, pillaging, murdering, conquering, and enslaving people who are different from them. The crucifixions and beheadings of children in Iraq are a perfect example of how evil these groups are.

Take a stand for free will and the rights of others no matter what they believe, and join millions of others in shouting out that we stand as one for those who are under attack. As someone who puts my faith and hope in Someone infinitely more powerful than myself, I expect that He will reward this petition and do miracles.

Naghmeh Abedini on Twitter

Save Saeed Campaign Reaching New People in Brazil

And yes, I still wear my hot pink #SaveSaeed t-shirt proudly!

Save Saeed Shirt

 

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Wherever there is prayer, there is the danger of His own immediate action. -C.S. Lewis

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From Barnabas Aid on December 9th:

Saeed’s sufferings intensify

…Meanwhile, Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini is suffering grievously in Rajai Shahr Prison, which is one of the deadliest in the world.

He told relatives who were able to visit him last week that he has been robbed at knifepoint several times, losing the few personal hygiene items he has been able to obtain. (more…)

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Save Saeed

Here’s a great post about the United States government walking away from Saeed Abedini on the Public Secrets blog.

Last week America and other western countries signed a ridiculous agreement with Iran that will supposedly slow down their nuclear program. It resulted in the immediate lifting of certain sanctions and the release of billions of dollars to Iran.

We left Israel out in the cold on this one rather than standing by our longtime ally, a nation that’s going to be forced to strike Iran first or risk being wiped from the map by nuclear annihilation. (more…)

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Today I received this email and am going to share it verbatim:

Pastor Saeed’s life is in grave danger.

Yesterday, he was transferred to another Iranian prison – a deadly cellblock in one of Iran’s most dangerous and obscure prisons. (more…)

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Saeed Abedini ACLJ

An American was just sentenced to eight years in an Iranian prison and it’s been nearly a week since his location was accounted for.

Pastor Saeed Abedini was arrested for his Christian beliefs and thrown in prison last September– Iran considers him an enemy of the state for his Christian evangelism, which was conducted primarily a decade ago.

Abedini’s family and attorney have been barred from contact with him or further involvement in his case. Iran continues to lie and spew propaganda to cover the truth and justify this “conviction.” (more…)

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