A sad anniversary


One year ago yesterday, Pastor Saeed Abedini was sentenced to prison in Iran. His wife, Naghmeh, has written a deeply moving account of what that year has been like. A sample:


One of the most difficult moments of the past year came just a few days ago, when Rebekka, our seven-year-old, celebrated her birthday on September 12th -- the second birthday without her dad.

When I asked her what she wanted for her birthday, her answer was simple: daddy.

She asked me how many more birthdays will she have to celebrate without daddy? I did not have an answer.

There was one bright spot -- and a surprise -- on Rebekka’s birthday. As I shared with “Fox & Friends,” her father was able to send her a letter -- written in his prison cell -- an emotional birthday greeting that brought both smiles and tears to our family.

Meanwhile, Billy Graham has written directly to Iran president Hassan Rouhani to ask for Abedini's release. You can follow his example by visiting the Be Heard website and following the instructions there.

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