Published On: Sat, Jan 31st, 2015

Jailed Pastor Saeed Abedini reports more pain, writes letter to President Obama

American pastor Saeed Abedini has said that he is feeling increased abdominal pain, a result of severe beatings at the hands of Iranian prison guards and other inmates. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) reports that Abedini’s father was able to visit with him in Iran, the first time that the pastor was able to see a family member in over a month.
“Pastor Saeed expressed increased amounts of pain. He has still not received the critical medical attention he needs in a private hospital. He needs surgery,” the ACLJ wrote.
Pastor Saeed Abedini facebook photo“But most of all, he needs to be brought home.”
During the visit with his father, Abedini asked about his wife and children; the ACLJ does not know if the pastor has been told President Obama met with his family last week and promised to work for his release.
Pastor Saeed’s stomach pain, lingering injuries from prison beatings, remains a concern as he has still not received the critical medical attention he needs in a private hospital. He needs surgery.
“Despite his injuries, Pastor Saeed continues to remain upbeat and hopeful asking for news of his wife and kids. Saeed’s family member was also able to share with him encouraging stories of people praying and supporting him all over the world,” ACLJ report stated.
Saeed has since wrote a letter to President Obama expressing his immense gratitude for meeting with his wife Naghmeh and battling the persecution as the hands the Muslim regimes.

Dear Mr. President,

I was personally encouraged that you were in my hometown of Boise, Idaho and made time to visit my wife and children. They have had a heavy burden to carry in my absence, and your presence helped to relieve some of that burden. Thank you for your fatherly compassion of letting Jacob know that you will try to get me home by his birthday. I know that as a father you can truly understand the pain and anguish of my children living without their father and the burden that is on my wife as a single mother.

I also know how encouraged Christians around the world were to also hear of this meeting. Nothing is more valuable to the body of Christ than to see how the Lord is in control and moves ahead of countries and leadership through united prayer.

Thank you again for standing up for my family and I and for thousands of Christians across the world who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ.  President Obama, you have my prayers from inside of these walls. I pray for God’s guidance, wisdom and blessing for you as you lead this great nation.

God Bless you and your family and God Bless America!

Saeed Abedini

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