In yesterday’s post, I said that Saeed Abedini was helping to build a Christian orphanage. In news today, I learned that the orphanage is specifically identified as non-sectarian. I apologize for that error.

In news posted today, it is reported that the crime of which Saeed is accused is the attempt to convert children from Islam to Christianity. In Iran, it is a crime to convert, and this news makes it appear that it is also a crime to attempt to lead someone to conversion away from Islam. It is not certain if any further witnesses will be called. Saeed’s wife says that she believes that the verdict and the sentence will be announced later this week. Please continue to pray that Saeed will be released and allowed to return to his home.