Pastor Saeed Abedini has been Released!

Pastor Saeed Abedini has been Released!

Pastor Saeed Abedini has been released from an Iranian Jail. CNN reported the story.

They wrote about him:

Abedini, an Iran native and convert to Christianity, was arrested in 2012 and convicted the next year on charges of attempting to undermine the Iranian government. He had been sentenced to eight years in prison.

His arrest came three years after he had been arrested by Iranian authorities and later released after agreeing to stop organizing churches in homes. His 2012 arrest came during a trip to help build a state-run secular orphanage.

The American Center for Law and Justice, a Washington-based group dedicated to protecting religious and constitutional freedoms, reported that Abedini has endured torture during his imprisonment and was beaten by fellow prisoners in June. He suffered injuries to his face during that incident, the center reported.

This is incredible news and it is also very unlikely considering the fact that they tortured him for many years. Pastors around the country tweeted out their thankfulness to God

Let’s thank the Lord for this provision and pray that pastor Saeed continues to faithfully preach the gospel. Let’s also pray for the church in Iran who goes through daily persecution that the Lord would strengthen them as well.