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Prayers for the Children of Saeed and Naghmeh Abedini

Drawn by their daughter, Rebekka in  2014. It represents our family and Love of God surrounding them. Picture includes Saeed...

Drawn by their daughter, Rebekka in 2014. It represents our family and Love of God surrounding them. Picture includes Saeed…

Requesting prayers for her children, below you will find a heartbreaking update that Naghmeh Abedini recently shared. Being without their father for so long, has been very hard on the children—an emotional roller coaster for the whole family. Please press in and lift these little one up to the Lord.

Dear friends,

I would appreciate your prayers for the kids. Specially for Rebekka. Her birthday is coming up in September and I have noticed over the last few weeks that it has become too painful for her to hope that Saeed might be out for her birthday, she has just decided to cope with it by accepting that our family is just me and them. I looked at drawings she used to do a few years ago when Saeed was first arrested and they were filled with hope and faith. I noticed over the last few weeks that her pictures of our family include just me and them.

Recently Jacob heard me making travel plans to New York and he begged me to come (his dream is to go to the sewers of New York where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live!). I told him that this was for efforts for daddy and I would be so busy it would not be fun for him. I told him that we will go for vacation to New York when daddy gets out of prison. He cried and marched off as he said that “daddy is never coming home!”

I tell them to hope and pray and trust Jesus. It is so hard for them to pray for so long and not see the results. Please pray that God would give me the wisdom to guide them in their walk with Christ.

Rebekka's recent drawings of her family are missing her daddy. Please keep her in prayer.

Rebekka’s recent drawings of her family are missing daddy. Keep her in prayer.

Interview with Naghmeh Abedini: Free From All Fear

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Naghmeh Abedini and her children suffer greatly in persecution as her husband serves an 8 year prison sentence in Iran for his faith in Jesus Christ. Nobody enjoys suffering, but Naghmeh says suffering has brought her closer to Jesus.

Any bad news or any suffering, or anything that seems to be negative, actually I’ve found it as a way for God to redirect my heart back to Him.”

Today, Nancy Leigh DeMoss  on Revive Our Hearts interviewed Naghmeh as she tells her amazing story of coming to faith in Jesus in a Muslim household. The interview also includes a sound bite, recorded a few years ago, from Pastor Saeed giving his own testimony of coming out of radical Islam to the feet of Christ.

I have personally heard Naghmeh share her incredible testimony. I highly recommend this interview—be encouraged!

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VIDEO: Opening Statement and Naghmeh Abedini’s Testimony in House Foreign Affairs Committee

Rep. Labrador Opening Statement in House Foreign Affairs Committee: June 2, 2015


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Naghmeh Abedini’s Testimony

Naghmeh Abedini to Address National Leaders at CPAC

Breaking: Naghmeh Abedini meets with President Obama

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(ACLJ) Moments ago President Obama met with American Pastor Saeed Abedini’s wife, Naghmeh, and two young children, Jacob and Rebekka, in a private meeting in Pastor Saeed’s hometown of Boise, Idaho.

The meeting lasted about 10 minutes, and President Obama assured Naghmeh that Pastor Saeed’s freedom is a “top priority” for him and his Administration.

This was the first time that President Obama met or spoke with Pastor Saeed’s family, and Naghmeh left the meeting with a “renewed sense of hope.”

As Naghmeh described their meeting:

President Obama came in and shook our hands and talked to the kids for a moment.  Then he sat right in front of me and started speaking of how much of a priority Saeed’s case was and that he was working on getting Saeed home to our family.  He mentioned his first call several months ago to Iran’s president Rouhani and how Saeed was mentioned in that call.

He again reiterated that Saeed’s case was a “top priority” and getting him back to the U.S., to our family, was a top priority. He also said that he meets with Secretary of State Kerry regularly and follows up on Saeed’s case. He also said that Secretary Kerry brings up Saeed every time he meets with the Iranians.

I told him how appreciative I was that he was willing to meet with my family and for everything he was doing to bring my husband home.  I told him that I was praying for him and had been praying for months I would have the opportunity to meet with him.  He took my hand, squeezed it, and smiled.  I could tell by the look in his eyes he cared.

As the meeting ended, I said my son Jacob has something to say.  Jacob said, “Mr. President, can you please bring daddy home for my birthday?” President Obama asked, “When is your birthday?” Jacob said March 17th, and the President said he would try very hard.  He smiled, got up, hugged me again, and said goodbye. He shook the kids hands and left.

Meeting with the President of the United States of America and seeing how much he cares about Saeed’s case has given me a renewed sense of hope.  I want to thank everyone who has been praying for this meeting to take place and for my husband’s freedom.

We’re grateful that President Obama took the time to meet with Naghmeh and speak with her and the children.

Pastor Saeed has been wrongly imprisoned for nearly two and a half years. He has been separated from his wife and children. The pain experienced by the Abedini family is impossible to imagine.

The meeting between President Obama and the Abedini family is a very welcomed development. It demonstrates the President’s concern and compassion for this family. It also underscores the importance of Pastor Saeed’s case, a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran merely because of his Christian faith.

The face-to-face meeting elevates Pastor Saeed’s plight on the world stage – and should send a powerful message to the Iranians – it is time to release Pastor Saeed so he can return home to his family.

Also today, Pastor Saeed’s family in Iran was able to visit with Pastor Saeed and give him updates about how Naghmeh and his children are doing.

Like Naghmeh, we are hopeful that President Obama’s direct involvement in this case will lead to Pastor Saeed’s freedom.  Please continue to pray for Pastor Saeed, his family, and his swift release.

You can continue to add your name to our petition for Pastor Saeed’s freedom at BeHeardProject.com.

Naghmeh Abedini, wife of Pastor Saeed to visit DETROIT AREA: Religious Freedom Rally Saturday, Nov. 15

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Come and hear Naghmeh Abedini, Pastor Saeed’s wife, as she shares the latest updates regarding her husband, who is currently serving an 8-year prison sentence in Iran for sharing his Christian faith.

Hear how this has strengthened her faith in God. Join us as we petition the international community to demand release of this innocent man, followed by a time of prayer for the persecuted church.

FRIDAY NIGHT Nov.14, 2014 at 8pm-11pm

Naghmeh will also be at the  Dearborn Justice House of Prayer

Springwells Church -14900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI. 48126

SATURDAY NIGHT Nov.15, 2014 at 5pm

Religious Freedom Rally at

Dearborn Heights First Assembly of God

5650  Telegraph Rd., Dearborn Heights, MI. 48125

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Inspired To Pray For The Persecuted – Inspired by Faith of the Abedini’s

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Blaine (Arkansas)

I facilitate a national prayer conference call where we pray for the persecuted Church around the world.  Just about every call, we lift up Nagmeh and Saeed. We also pray for the spread of the Gospel to go forth into the beautiful land of Persia.

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As you and your ministry prays for the Abedini’s and the VOP … we pray for the Persecution Watch ministry and you.

When we all get to heaven,
What a day of rejoicing that will be!
When we all see Jesus,
We’ll sing and shout the victory!

Steve Anderson, Project Leader

Thank you, Blaine for the commitment to your faithful mission gathering and inspiring the warriors to lift up the persecuted Church, the Abedini’s and the nation of Iran. Your prayers are powerful and Heaven hears!  In the name of Jesus, may the Iranian people come to know the love of Christ. And may hearts be softened in the government for Saeed’s release!

God bless you, Brother!

In Solidarity,

Lois Kanalos, VOP Founder

If you would like to share your testimony and join this project to encourage the Abedini Family and the Body of Christ, CLICK HERE

Read submitted testimonies HERE

May the Holy Spirit Give you Strength Every Day – Inspired by Faith of the Abedini’s

Confirmation

(English translation below)

QUE EL ESPIRITU

REYNA ESTHER (ARGENTINA)

TE DE FUERZAS CADA DÍA Y TE GUARDE EN LO MAS OCULTO DE SU MORADA,, Y EL SEA TU REFRIGERIO CADA DÍA, Y DESDE ARGENTINA LEVANTAMOS TUS BRAZOS PARA QUE GANES LA BATALLA, QUE TU FIEL AMIGO EL QUE EN TE CARGO QUE HICIERES, EL DE LLEVAR BUENAS NUEVAS A LOS POBRES, DESEO QUE EL SEÑOR HAGA RESPLANDECER SU ROSTRO SOBRE TI.
AL IGUAL QUE NAGHMEH Y A TUS PRECIOSOS HIJOS , ORAMOS QUE DIOS PADRE GUARDE SUS VIDAS ASTA TU REGRESO Y DE FUERZAS DE LO ALTO PARA NAGHMEH, Y ESPERANZA PARA PODER ESPERAR, TU VUELTA A TU HOGAR.
QUIERO QUE SEPAS QUE AS SIDO UNA INSPIRACIÓN PARA MI Y MIS HERMANOS A LOS CUALES LES DI A CONOCER TU TESTIMONIO, Y TU ENTREGA TOTAL AL SEÑOR, TU ENTREGA Y LA DE TU ESPOSA HACEN QUE EL LIBRO DE LOS HECHOS CONTINÚEN, DEJANDO TESTIMONIOS PARA LOS QUE NOS SEGUIRÁN DESPUÉS DIOS TE BENDIGA TE QUIERE TU HERMANA

May the Holy Spirit Give you Strength Every Day

May the Holy Spirit give you strength every day and may He keep you in His hidden dwelling. May He be your refuge every day and all the way from Argentina we help to lift your arms so you may win the battle. That your faithful friend who charged you to bring good news to the poor. I pray that the Lord will shine His face upon you. And the same for Naghmeh and your precious children, we pray that our Heavenly Father protects their lives until your return. We pray for supernatural strength and hope for Naghmeh, that she may be able to wait your return home. I want you to know that you have been an inspiration for me and for those who I have shared your testimony with. Your surrender to the Lord and your wife’s surrender to the Lord makes the continuing of the book of Acts, leaving a testimony for those that follow. God bless you. I love you, your sister Reyna Esther

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“Leaving a testimony for those that follow” indeed Reyna.

An international effort “Testimonies Inspired by Faith of the Abedini Family” has become. We may not speak the same language … wait a second … we do speak the same language. “How good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters live together in harmony!”

Hebrews 13:21-22 … may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Steve Anderson, Project Leader

If you would like to share your testimony and join this project to encourage the Abedini Family and the Body of Christ, CLICK HERE

Read submitted testimonies HERE

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