“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews. 4:12
Dear Friends and family!
Greetings! We hope and pray for you to be fine, and we are thankful to you for the prayers and support. We are grateful to be part of Saving Grace World Missions that is impacting many parts of the world including Pakistan. The friends back in the office often call us [the missionaries] “World Changers” but we in the mission field have over and over again experienced that there is nothing in us that can bring any good change in the world. The only thing that can truly transform any person, family or society is the Word of God. And that’s the only sure foundation we need to build our families and communities on.
In our country and many neighboring countries, it seems that there is great spiritual and religious revival in Christianity, but the facts reveal something else. So many self-proclaimed pastors and religious leaders are emerging from every place and the version of Christianity that they are trying to introduce to people is really distorted. The only thing most of the people seem to be after is physical healing and Prosperity. This is very sad and the pursuit of healing and prosperity is hurting so many people when they could not get what they were running after. And such people are becoming bitter and are turning into critics not of such so-called pastors but whole Christianity. We believe that it’s good for them and it’s also a great chance for true churches to go forward and share the true Word of God with such people.
We praise God that Calvary Chapel Pakistan has always been very focused on sharing the true word of God to all different small groups that we are reaching every week.
As you know we have two small congregations, one women’s group and one group of brick makers that is being reached and fed on the word of God by our team, and it is amazing to see these wonderful people growing in the understanding of the word of God and thus being built as true and strong Christians.
And during this year we are expanding our mission field by reaching more people through different mediums with the word of God, namely:
Free Scriptural Book: I’ve been working with “World Missionary Press Inc.” voluntarily for many years and I’ve translated their many booklets and books into Urdu language. We praise God that now we have Bible Study books on “Genesis, Mathew, John, Romans and Revelation.” World Missionary Press in providing these books totally free to Calvary Chapel Pakistan and we are distributing these books among different churches and ministry in whole Pakistan and we are encouraging all those who send us book requests to form different groups to study the word of God in an organized and systematic way. And these are not the only books that World Missionary Press is providing, there are 9 other titles of booklets in Urdu that are being provided from the platform of Calvary Chapel Pakistan in the whole country.
Ministry to High Schoolers: We praise God that there are some wonderful people in educational fields who are not just concerned about their business through providing formal education but also are concerned to equip the new generation with biblical education.
Such is one of my friends named Walter who is principal of a school. He has been asking for starting a regular Bible class at his school on every Saturday during last year, and finally, the Bible study is now started properly. It has given us chance to reach about 70 high school students, about 10 staff member and sometimes some of the parents. We praise God for such wonderful opportunity. While I am teaching these wonderful young men and women I am giving them realistic approach to see all that is going around them in the name of Christianity and religious teaching and at the same time helping them to study the word of God themselves.
Ministry to Un-educated: In every village and area we visit, we meet so many people particularly elderly men and women who cannot read and write. They are fully dependent on others to share the word of God with them. It was always on my heart to help these precious people somehow, and finally, the Lord has provided a wonderful source for us to help them. A dear Sister and friend in the Lord named Jaylene helped CC Pakistan to get connected with “Faith Comes by Hearing” and after meeting their official requirement, they have sent us first parcel with Audio devices with the recording of New Testament in the Urdu language for those Pakistani Christians who cannot read. We are going to form some groups of such people and will provide them with these wonderful devices in order to listen to the word of God together, have some discussion and prayer together. This is really amazing how God provides the sources for His people. I’ve seen the impact of such audio Bible devices in the lives of some people and I was really encouraged to see how wonderfully their lives were changed after listening to the exact words of the Bible themselves. We are very much thankful to “Faith Comes by Hearing” and all of you who pray for us and encourage us to continue contending for the faith and striving to take the word of God to all we can reach. As I’ve mentioned before many times, we always need good Christian resources, you are welcome to share with us pamphlets, tracts, books and audio-video teachings. We are thankful to you for prayers and support. We want to encourage you to share about Calvary Chapel Pakistan with your friends and family, with your church and Bible study groups. Please continue to pray for us, for the provision of all needs and for the protection of Christians in Pakistan, of our congregations and our team. God Bless You!
In Christ Jesus,