Friends & What Really Matters

“For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.” Philemon 1:7, NASB We visited around the breakfast table, enjoying each other’s company. My husband and I hadn’t spent time with these friends for over a year because we reside in North Carolina and they live far away in a rugged, mountainous area. Why? They’re missionaries. They’ve devoted their lives to sharing Christ with many who’ve never heard of Jesus. […]

In His Hand

It’s hard to imagine the suffering he’s enduring. Over one year ago, Pastor Saeed Abedini was arrested while in Iran establishing an orphanage. Though his wife, Nagmeh, and others have valiantly sought his release, his body languishes in a horrific prison. The ACLJ has said, “Iran has sent him to disappear.” Clearly his captors and fellow prisoners mercilessly torture him and withhold the most basic of human decencies. Day and night, Pastor Saeed lives through unimaginable agony. His body is failing. Weakness pervades. Life is uncertain. […]