By Jeremy Reynalds
Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service
WASHINGTON D.C. (ANS) -- The CBLJ (the ACLJ's affiliate in Brazil) is impacting the ongoing campaign to free imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini.
Kaká via www.aclj.org
In 2007, Kaká was nominated Fifa's World Player of the Year. He played in three world cups, and was world champion with Brazil in 2002.
The ACLJ said Kaká is a strong Christian, and "was prompt to participate in the Save Saeed Campaign."
CBLJ Brazil Director in Brazil Coelho said he was able to meet with Kaká in the São Paulo airport. He wrote, "There I talked with Kaká about Saeed, and asked him to join in global effort to save Pastor Saeed. Kaká right away said yes, and participated."
He added, "We are hopeful that Kaká's willingness to be heard will make other influential people participate in the campaign, and that it will help in favor of Saeed's freedom."
Those interested are asked to join Kaká and others wor ldwide by taking their photo holding a Save Saeed sign.
Coelho said, "The idea is for you to take the photo and post it in your social media . Please remember to write#savesaeed as you post your photo."