The spirit of family is deeply woven into all of the rich cultural traditions of the Nowruz holiday.  It is a time for reuniting and rejoicing with loved ones and sharing hopes for the new year.  Today, as families across the world gather to mark this holiday, we remember those American families who are enduring painful separations from their loved ones who are imprisoned or went missing in Iran. Saeed Abedini of Boise, Idaho has spent two and a half years detained in Iran on charges related to his religious beliefs.  He must be returned to his wife and two young children, who needlessly continueRead More →

Naghmeh Abedini – whose husband, Pastor Saeed Abedini, is currently imprisoned in Iran because of his Christian beliefs – tells her incredible story of leaving the Muslim faith and coming to faith in Jesus Christ. She also discusses the persecution her husband is facing and the importance of praying for persecuted Christians around the world. Click Here to Listen to the BroadcastRead More →

March 17th is Jacob’s 7th birthday. Like lots of little boys, he’s sent out invitations to his birthday party, including to his dad, American Pastor Saeed Abedini. (You can see that invitation above.) Tragically, Pastor Saeed remains imprisoned in Iran merely because of his Christian faith. This week, when one of his family members in Iran was permitted to visit him in prison, Pastor Saeed was able to send a heartfelt, and at the same time heartbreaking, letter to his son. Pastor Saeed told his son that it “breaks my heart” that he can’t be there for his son’s birthday. He wrote to Jacob, “[M]yRead More →