Iran Frees Detained Pastor

An American Pastor, Saeed Abedini, who has been detained in Iran since 2012, has regained his freedom. Others who are experiencing freedom from Iran are: Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, Marine veteran Amir Hekmati and an undisclosed person.

The four American citizens were released as part of prisoner exchange between the United States and the Islamic State of Iran.

Speaking on the released of the Pastor, Samaritan’s Purse President, Franklin Graham said: “We have confirmed that Pastor Saeed Abedini has been released from prison and is in the Swiss Embassy in Tehran along with three other Americans. They will be making their way home in the next few days.”

“This is an answer to prayer, and we praise the Lord for how He has worked. I know the family would appreciate your continued prayers in the days ahead.”

Pastor Saeed, who was a devout Muslim, got saved by the Lord Jesus Christ in his Tehran bedroom more than a decade ago.

He pursued his mission of reaching the lost souls in his country by establishing numerous house churches before moving to the United States with his wife, Naghmeh.

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