Published On: Mon, Aug 11th, 2014

Pastor Saeed Abedini’s children, Rebekka and Jacob, call for Obama to help in new video

Pastor Saeed Abedini, the U.S. citizen jailed in Iran for two years, is getting public support from his own children, who are pleading with President Obama to help release their father.

Rebekka abedini-Jacob-Abedini-YouTubeIn the video that is now circulating the internet the child plead, “Dear President Obama, please help bring my daddy home.”
Rebekka, 7, and 6-year-old Jacob beg President Obama in the video to get Saeed home so he won’t miss another birthday, Christmas or Father’s Day and then ask why he’s in jail for believing in Jesus Christ.
Saeed was arrested in Iran while working on an orphanage. He has endured horrible beatings, denied medical treatment and prevented from having contact with his family there in Iran.
Most recently, Pastor Abedini was finally permitted to see his mother as John Kerry offered some verbal support for his release.
“The Iranian authorities sentenced him to eight years behind bars simply because of his religious beliefs. We will continue to call for his release and we will continue to work for it. And make no mistake: We will continue to stand up for religious minority communities under assault and in danger around the world, from Jehovah’s Witnesses to Baha’is to Ahmadi Muslims,” Kerry stated.
Jacob said, “My heart cries because it misses Daddy…It’s crying right now.”
A message to viewers also appears in the video which reads, “Help this message reach the White House. Share this video.”
To commemorate the second anniversary of Abedini’s imprisonment, the pastor’s supporters have organized a nationwide prayer vigil on Sept. 26.
Follow the top stories on Pastor Saeed Abedini, including two exclusive interviews with his wife Naghmeh, on The Dispatch – HERE

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  1. Praise Report: The Sweetness of Freedom | ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY says:

    […] Rebekkah and Jacob, Saeed and Naghmeh’s children, ages 6 and 7 (source).  […]

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