Iran (BPA/CLJ) — U.S. Pastor Saeed Abedini is facing threats of more prison time because he won’t stop telling people about Jesus. Some Muslim prisoners have placed their faith in Christ after hearing Saeed’s witness, and they’re also being targeted by officials.
“He’s seeing people in such a dark place…on death row for murders and rapes, and just seeing people who are in prison whose future is so dark,” Nagmeh told BP’s David Roach.
“I know that his heart was to give them the hope that he’s found in Christ that no one can take away, even in prison.”
In the summer of 2012, Saeed Abedini was arrested and detained in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison. Iranian courts sentenced him in early 2013 to an 8-year imprisonment for his involvement in the Islamic Republic’s house church movement.
Although Abedini is an American citizen, he grew up in Tehran and drew harsher persecution from officials because he is a Muslim-background believer (MBB).
“He got saved from such a dark [past],” Naghmeh tells the BP. “At his conversion, Jesus saved him in such a radical way that he can’t deny Christ and he can’t stop sharing his faith. It’s in his DNA.”
Prayer continues to be the #1 need. But if you’re a U.S. citizen reading this, would you consider taking another step?
Click here to contact the Senator of your state. Ask him/her to exert pressure on Iran and free the U.S. citizen they’ve held captive and abused for nearly two years: Pastor Saeed Abedini.
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