Persecuted in Persia

abedini20n-4-webRecently, Pastor Saeed Abedini’s wife, Naghmeh, had her day in Congress. She was able to testify before a committee about her husband’s worsening plight—imprisoned and tortured in Islamic Iran (Persia), since September, 2012. His only “crime” is his Christian faith.

The Obama Administration had a historic opportunity to demand Pastor Saeed’s release, along with that of all wrongly detained Americans in Iran, as a precondition to the nuclear  negotiations.

But, the Administration intentionally put partisan politics ahead of bringing this U.S. citizen home. It chose to leave Pastor Saeed behind—malnourished, in increasing pain and without medication.

Noting how “any day could be execution day,” Naghmeh Saeed stated, “. . . I very much feel abandoned.  I feel my husband has been abandoned.”

Let us never abandon our fellow believers. Read more of Naghmeh Saeed’s congressional testimony and sign this petition to stand with Pastor Saeed.

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com. Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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