Naghmeh Abedini and Jordan Sekulow of ACLJ on Pastor Saeed imprisoned in Iran

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Naghmeh Abedini and Jordan Sekulow courtesy of and

As Told by, Positively Living host Leslie Godbold,
written by Dee Bolin

As a radio host of Positively Living on WZGM 1350am, I have heard my share of inspirational motivating topics usually leaving after each show with a heightened awareness of the power that positivity plays in a person’s life. My guests this week will inspire us, inform us and will share the light of Christ in an unique way. Our guests: Naghmeh Abedini, wife of Pastor Saeed, and Jordan Sekulow , Executive Director of  the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), will be explaining the trials and tribulations of Pastor Saeed Abedini, an Iranian prisoner; this man’s crime is believing in and not denying Jesus Christ.  How often are we asked to sacrifice for our beliefs?  Let me explain a little about their story.
Sunday’s show will broadcast to our listeners the latest developments in the plight of Pastor Saeed Abedini of Boise Idaho. Pastor Saeed was sentenced by Iranian court to serve eight years in Iran’s Torture Chamber, Evin Prison,Tehran, Iran. Pastor Saeed was sentenced for being a threat to Iran –why!  Because he is a Christian and will not deny that belief!
Pastor Saeed was born in Iran into a Muslim family. He grew into a strong Muslin follower; but he was converted to be a Stronger follower of Jesus Christ and became an American citizen!  This pastor has walked a path of trials, tribulation and torture that many of us could never imagine.
It is well known that Pastor Saeed has been beaten, tortured and abused while in custody by Iran. The latest development, released within the last 24 hours, states that Pastor Saeed is suffering from serious medical conditions.  Naghmeh Abedini and Jordan Sekulow will appear on Positively Living Sunday to update our listeners on this dangerous situation.
Working behind the scenes with this story as it has been developing:  I walked into the studio prepared for a sad, depressing and very negative experience. Instead, I walked out smiling, after speaking to these interviewees, joyful,inspired and filled with the Love of Christ.
Both of these individuals shared their information in a very Christ-like manner. Jordan is a very caring, wellspoken professional who will provide each of us with actions that we can use to aid Pastor SaeedYes, we can make a difference in this man’s plight! Naghmeh is a wife, mother and follower of Christ who lives a life of service not onlyfor her husband, not only other Christians but she also wants to encourage each of you, as Christians. We,Christians, need to hear the motivating and encouraging words from this Christ-like woman: A woman suffering with the atrocities being done to her husband as well as the hardships that she and her children are enduring every day.  As this family is enduring to the end, they are doing all in their power to help others along the way.  Please keep the Pastor and his family in your prayers and learn more about this unfolding story this Sunday on “Positively Living” with Host , Leslie Godbold and Producer, Robert Colling.

Please tune in this Sunday Noon- 1pm for the next episode of “Positively Living” on WZGM  Asheville Independent Radio AM 1350  in western North Carolina or listen online at 

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