"Saeed Abedini is at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC, getting some much needed rest, taking some time with counselors, and having a chance to reconnect with family. He told me he is not angry and he is not bitter about his imprisonment—but he is tremendously thankful for his freedom and to be back in the United States. Saeed wants to express his gratitude to each individual and each church across this country and around the world who has prayed for him over the last 3 ½ years. He knows that prayer is what has gotten him through. He is just realizing the extreme breadth of those following his story and the numbers of people who have been lifting him up in prayer. Over the weekend Saeed went out to eat in a local restaurant and a total stranger came up to him, knew his name, and told Saeed that he was a pastor and that he and his church had been praying for his release. Saeed was touched beyond words."