Naghmeh speaks at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy today. Please pray for continued strength and vigor in her fight to free her husband, Pastor Saeed Abedini. Pray that all of her prayers will be answered. GOD's will be done. God Bless the Abedini Family! In the Name of Jesus we Pray. Amen!
Read more at Abedini's Wife Tells of Unjust Journey, by Trillia Newbell, at Baptist Press.
"On a hot summer day in 2012, Naghmeh Abedini drove her husband Saeed to an Idaho airport. They shared a casual goodbye, assuming they would see one another in two or three weeks. Instead he was imprisoned in Iran, and they haven't seen or spoken to one another since.
"Saeed Abedini, 33, was sentenced to eight years in prison after returning to Iran for a work trip. This began an almost two-year nightmare for his wife, who is now fighting for his release while raising their two children alone."
"It has been the hardest time of my life," Abedini said of her husband's imprisonment. "I feel like my life was taken from me. I experienced extreme anxiety and depression at first. I cried out to the Lord and felt like the woman bleeding for 12 years...'"
"...On Feb. 25 Naghmeh Abedini will speak on religious persecution at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy.
"'The American people care about the religious liberty. We hit a nerve with the American people and the world about Saeed's imprisonment. Religious liberty is such an important part of our core values," she said. "Saeed wanted to serve the people of Iran and the intelligence police said that he could continue to visit Iran as long as he did not [engage] the house church movement again.'"
"Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction."