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Local Group Gathers To Pray For One Of Their Own
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) A group of people gathered at the Twin Falls City Park this Thursday.
They were all there to hold a ceremonial group prayer for one of their own.
A year ago on September 26th, Boise Pastor Saeed Abedini was incarcerated in an Iranian prison.
In January Saeed was sentenced to 8 years on the charge of Evangelizing and is currently in Iran's notorious Evin Prison.
With this story making headlines across the globe, locals here in Idaho feel saeed's pain more than most.
That's why on the anniversary of his incarceration a group of around 60 people gathered to keep saeed's story alive.
"The Bible says to remember those who are in prison as if chained with them. And that's what we wanted to do today. Its juts a great opportunity for us to... as much as we've been doing politically with signing petitions and things like that, but also do something very spiritually practical and praying for him and lift him up."
Said Bryan Bacon from the River Christian Fellowship
Along with holding communal prayers like this the group is also trying to raise support for saeed's family.
They would like to build a home for his family and are looking for your help.
If you would like to donate to this cause contact the River Christian Fellowship at (208) 733-3133.