Please watch this video. Pastor Saeed Abedin (an American Citizen) grew up in Iran. He has gone back to his native land to minister to children and the church. He was arrested and imprisoned in a horrific situation of persecution and torture. May God bless Saeed our brother with strength to endure, may God grant us faith in Christ as this man to endure what is to come. Brother Michael
Mike is a pastor with The Assembly of God Fellowship. He is the lead pastor at Encounter Church in Fostoria Ohio. His desire is to encourage the Church of Jesus Christ, and declare God's hope through His Son Jesus, to a world which is long on excuses and short on hope. Mike has experienced the truth that when we kneel before Christ, surrendering to Him as Savior and LORD, being led and empowered by His Spirit. To Jesus Christ be all glory and honor.
As I have studied and prayed for the persecuted church over the last 7 years, it has transformed my understanding of how we love God. We love God not for the blessings He gives, even in Salvation, or for what we can aspire to be in Christ. We love Him for He was, and is, and is to come. I would encourage you to read, “in God's Underground” by Richard Wurmband. It is his testimony of following Christ, as he was imprisoned for 14 years in communist Romania. It will sober, inspire and purify those who read.