Barbara Warren (Indiana USA)
My husband has Parkinson’s Disease and sometimes it is very heart wrenching and frustrating. I have had to assume a lot of responsibilities that he always has taken care of. It is a very lonely job, even though we do have loving children. We also have lost several family members in the last few years.
Whenever I get particularly sad or frustrated, I think of Pastor Saeed. He is the same age as one of our sons and his children are close to the ages of our grandchildren. We think of him and his family often. We pray that the Lord will use him mightily in the prison. We know that the Lord holds the keys to Saeed’s prison even as he did Paul’s, Silas’ and Peter’s. We know that Saeed will not spend one more day in that prison
than the Lord wants/needs him to.
God rescued Paul and Silas and Peter in dramatic ways when their mission was completed in the prison. I think of the Jailor who is in Heaven because Paul and Silas were in that prison. We know that Saeed has led many to Christ even as he is imprisoned. He is uniquely equipped to carry out this mission since he knows the language and customs of the people with whom he is imprisoned.
To us, Saeed and his family are Christian heroes. They inspire us so much.
May the Lord bless them and all who stand with them during this trial.
Dear sister, thank you for sharing and know that we will be praying strength, comfort and peace for you and your husband. We agree that God holds the key to Saeed’s prison cell and is always with him. We pray Saeed remains strong as he carries out this important mission.
VOP Project Team
Tell Pastor Saeed that we understand, and we will pick up the cross and follow Christ as he has.
Join in this project to let the Abedini’s know how they have inspired or renewed your faith. Each testimony will be a source of encouragement to them and the Body of Christ. When the family is reunited, we will gather the stories to be published in a book and presented to them as an appreciation for their steadfast faith. Together, we will be able to provide a little insight into how God has worked through them to be a blessing to more than they realize. Add your testimony below. If your church has been active in praying for this persecuted family, inform them of this special mission so they too can share their thoughts and be an encouragement.
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