Feb 22 2013
A Letter from Saeed


"Remarkable: A letter from one Air1 listener - to the rest of us. Saeed Abedini, an American pastor, tells us what's happening in his prison." ~ Brant


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2/22/2013 2:14:37 PM
Heather Rogers United States
Heather Rogers
However we can take action to help...let us know!  Praying for all involved!
2/22/2013 2:15:27 PM
menchie castor United States
menchie castor
Saeed is truly a child of God and a minister to all.  He represents the history of what our Lord Jesus Christ did for us to save the world.  When he said he came for the sinners and not the holy.  Behind the dark evil prison, just like when Jesus was tempted by the devil, Saeed rised up to pass the temptataion and persecution he is undergoing right now.  How I wish, he can really carved his passion for Christ in the hearts of everyone who is working their way to be a true child of God.  Bless his heart and his soul.  God loves him and I love him for his greatest endurance in his mortal life.  God will always be there for you and I will not stop praying for your redemption.
2/22/2013 2:49:14 PM
Lena Wilson United States
Lena Wilson
  I'm vary sorry for what is happening to you, but you are right God is using you right now to show the people who are trying so hard to get you to say you don't believe in Jesus, but you can show them he's reall and he lives in you and will forever.
Saeed you are a strong man man for staying strongoing in your faith even after everything you've been through, and you inspire to become stronger in my faith, that you for being a Godly person I can look up to, you are wonderful in my eyes
I will continue to pray for your safety home and for your family
2/22/2013 2:50:52 PM
Shelby Biggs United States
Shelby Biggs
Thank you for sharing this letter. I was so happy when hearing you read it on the air! My little girl prays for Saeed and Farshid in Evin Prison often. This is close to us because he is an Air1 listener but there are MANY like Saeed out there. Go to www.persecution.com or another organization and see what is really happening all over the world. Voice of the Martyrs is a good one but I hope..I pray there are others. Thank you Air1 thank you brother Saeed.
2/22/2013 3:13:41 PM
Shelby Biggs United States
Shelby Biggs
I didn't mean that last comment to sound harsh. I am not glad about his suffering but i am glad that maybe 1 of you will become aware of the price Christians pay around the world. Everyone can do something. Don't have money? Thats ok, pray for our brothers and sisters in chains. Heb 13:3. Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.
2/22/2013 4:50:15 PM
Penelope United States
This brings tear to my eyes,but i know God has a great plan for this great Brother.I hust really hope there will be a number of lives changed there becouse of him .He is there for a reason i'am sure of it .My prayer is that God will shine his light and rain mercy on him give him strenght  to go throught all the suffering .God be with you .
2/22/2013 7:33:41 PM
ivett United States
Love this it made me cry how a great man of God still has a strong faith with all that has been happening to him.
2/22/2013 8:23:11 PM
Miriam Santos United States
Miriam Santos
i heard air 1 read saeeds letter while i drove to work; and i was overwhelmed. i was speechless. how can i love thisan in iran so much that i weep for him and i dont even know him. because of Christ. praying for you my faithful friend and brother in the only Savior of the world, God's only son Jesus.
2/22/2013 9:15:37 PM
Lavonne United States
Praying for you!
2/22/2013 9:27:48 PM
Charles M Nichols United States
Charles M Nichols
We love you, Saeed and family! You are truly are heroes and brothers in Christ.
2/23/2013 12:29:33 AM
Randy United States
Even in His prison cell he reached out to us... He reached out to me. A shiver goes down my spine as I listen to his letter, I know God will not only be glorified in this but, that Pastor Saeed will be free in God's timing. We all believe it, and receive it! Thank you Father Jehovah-Jireh! You will make a way Father for The Lost men That will come to know you through Saeed, and the way to his Freedom, and Safety! Amen!
2/23/2013 5:37:37 AM
kathy kapela United States
kathy kapela
As I read Saeed's letter I praised our Lord Jesus knowing my brother is a modern day Paul.  May we not forget our dear brother and pray and pray some more for God's grace, peace and endurance.  May the Lord grant his family His promised peace that truly surpasses all understanding.
2/23/2013 9:14:26 AM
Patty Love-Fogt United States
Patty Love-Fogt
Dear Pastor Saeed, I have been praying for you & your family on a daily basis & tho I know that you may or not get this letter physically, I know you will Lord Willing spiritually. Yesterday onthe way home from work I had turned on my radio in the car (Air1-the only station I really listen to) & I started crying in joy hearing that you were able to get a letter out to your wife & that she so kindly has shared w/ all of us, your fellow brothers & sisters In Christ. Last week in church & weekly(online)I prayer request you for continued strength & healing, not just for you but for other fellow Christian brother & sisters in same or similiar persecuting situations for their stand for Jesus(Yeshua) all over the world. Perhaps there are individuals there in Evin that are having prayers answered by your prescence for encouragement, perserverance & endurance... & of course those that should be saved as Our Savior wants all saved & not even one lost. Hanging on to the Promises! Praise Him. You have shared in your letter the physical tortures/harrassments you & others have been experiencing & I truly thank you for sharing as we can continue praying for specifics in strength for you. Thank you Jesus for God's Grace & mercy. I pray continually for your wife & children also in that the pain & thoughts of her beloved suffering is for the strength of Christ for all of us continuing & that she is @ peace IN Jesus w/in her heart as she has said in interviews- "God's Will be done!" Thank you both for your continued encouragement for all of us & truly Jesus'face of love & peace shows through in your continued testimony. Yaweh I feel in my heart says, "Well done..." I have to agree about you being a modern day Apostle Paul as the similarities are uncanny in regards to what was in your heart before you came to know Christ personally. If there is anything @ all, please do not hesitate to ask as I said, God has laid my praying for you morning & nite on a daily basis for months now. You hang on to HIS PROMISE like He said to Joshua, "I will never leave nor forsake you." I hang on to that daily & have been scorned @ times for hiding behind the Name of Jeus doing so. I feel honored & thankful; but not arrogant. Looking forward to your good news continuing in spreading the word of God. The Gentleman who attacked you for singing hymns must really be afraid. He's lucky to have you there for him. He will be needing you as I feel others like him there have the same need to feel the love of Jesus. Maranatha
2/23/2013 11:02:20 AM
Tina United States
Pastor Saeed, We have been praying for you.  Praying that God will encourage you in your situation with something as simple as a ray of sunshine or the song of bird nearby, or some extra rest, word from your family or someone opening up to the gospel.  God is truly using you, count it all joy!!! You have been chosen! Yet through this difficult trial, you have encouraged us all.  I'm sure it won't be too much longer that we, in the U.S., will have our faith tested.  I pray that will be found as faithful as you have been.  God bless you and stay strong for the Worthy One...Jesus Christ
2/23/2013 11:41:52 AM
Jessica United States
I've been praying those exact things for him that he's talking about! I asked God to give him strength to  speak boldly of the gospel, and God has answered those prayers! So literally, even. It astounds me.
2/23/2013 2:25:32 PM
Ashley United States
God is answer are payer
2/23/2013 7:03:03 PM
Kathleen Dooley United States
Kathleen Dooley
I am amazed that this letter was ever allowed to leave the prison. That is a miracle in itself!  Praying for our brother who is truly suffering for Christ in a way that we do not YET know in America.  But it is coming and will the soft Christians here be able to endure as this man is?
2/24/2013 7:30:44 AM
Ashley United States
Amen to the lord
2/24/2013 10:46:32 AM
Jennie United States
We will continue to pray. We thank God for you and your family and that you are able to share with us. We thank God for answered prayers. We see Christ through you and we love you.
2/25/2013 7:43:13 AM
Randi Cox United States
Randi Cox
Thank You for strengthening my faith We are Praying!
Giving God the Glory.
2/25/2013 9:04:10 AM
Ashley United States
2/25/2013 9:20:28 AM
Sister Mitzi United States
Sister Mitzi
Isaiah 43:4-7 The LORD your GOD is in your midst. God will bring you home.
May the peace of Christ rule your heart my dear brother. Col 3:15 You are in my prayers. GOD will not fail HE who is faithful will keep you in perfect peace.
2/25/2013 10:10:26 AM
Breanna United States
im praying for Pastor Saeed
2/26/2013 8:11:46 AM
Ashley United States
Amen to the lord
2/28/2013 8:01:58 AM
Mary Ann Graves United States
Mary Ann Graves
May God bless Pastor aeed.  I am remembering him now and will continue to do so.  
3/7/2013 1:03:54 PM
John Benedict United States
John Benedict
Bless you Pastor Saeed, I pray for release