Imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini was permitted to see his family and enjoy a time of prayer and fellowship. The rare visit with relatives was a “physical visitation,” which means that barriers were not placed between Abedini and his relatives.
Abedini was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2012 while in Iran planning the construction of a secular orphanage. Throughout his time in jail, Abedini has been beaten by prison guards and other inmates, to the point of needing hospitalization. The pastor will still need surgery to heal the injuries he sustained while in jail.
A prayer vigil is set for September 26 to mark the second anniversary of Abedini’s imprisonment. On that day, the world is encouraged to come together to pray for Abedini, as well as persecuted Christians around the globe.
Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh Abedini said, "Saeed is doing better. He has heard about the prayer vigil and is praying and expecting great things as we come together and pray."
Publication date: July 28, 2014