Greetings from Pakistan! We hope and pray for all of you to be fine and happy. The summer has started here, and it’s difficult time for most of the people around us, specially the brick makers and other people who live under the poverty line, a life without basic needs. The power outage makes the life miserable in this time of the year, many diseases breakout, but we praise God that we and all people in our church are fine. Lord is opening doors for us to reach more people in different areas and in this update we want to share with you about that:
Call from Desert
For a few months, the Lord has been putting on our mind and heart the south part of our province. That is very poor area and the large majority lives without basic needs, mainly clean water to drink. As we started praying about that part of the province, we have been contacted by three different men so far who are serving in that area. They are mainly working among Christians and some Hindu tribes. They reached us because of the Free Literature of World Missionary Press that Calvary Chapel distributes in the country. They need Urdu Bibles; they need to be reached and taught. Because of the poverty, the children are not sent to schools. There are many health issues and and many other along with one major problem of lack of drinking water.
Right now I don’t know how we can start reaching and ministering to these people. We have Audio Bibles provided by “Faith Comes by Hearing” and we are sending some to these people in that area. We have put prayer requests for 100 Urdu Bibles on our facebook Prayer Group page. Please pray for these people; help us know if there are possibilities to help these people in other ways other than just providing them Bibles. We are praying to support some of the men working in that area to work effectively and properly. Please keep the need and these people in your prayers. Please share the need with friends and family who can co-labor with us in any possible way in this geographically and spiritually deserted area.
Calvary Foundation Youth Fellowship
This is our group of young people; we have weekly meeting and “Discipleship Class” with them. Every Saturday we meet at my home and we are training these young ones to grow in the understanding of the Word of God. There is a “Born Blind” guy named Saqib, he comes and teaches children music. He even leads worship at our both Sunday meetings. We have people like Honey Manzoor who is willing to come and teach at some Saturdays along with me. We have some movie days with these people where we watch the movies on lives of different missionaries. Last Sunday we watched a movie on the life of William Carey.
This fellowship was stopped for a time but praise God that we are meeting again and are able to invest our time, energy and the Word of God into the lives of these young men and women to help them grow as confident Christians. We are praying for some of these to become missionaries and reach other areas with the Word of God. As Lord allows, we reach more and more young people with the Word challenging them to study it and lead their lives as witness of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Another Church Planted
We have planted church at two places, one is in the town, one outside the town in a village.
We have morning service in the city and evening service in the villages. Besides this, we have Friday Fellowship with the brick makers; we have a regular church service with them. Recently we came across a group of people in a village that was abandoned by Roman Catholic church. They have a small place for prayer and worship but were totally unreached for being very poor and not able to give much to the ministers pastors reaching them.
We have adopted these people as our brothers and sisters in Christ and after our meeting with Brick Makers in the morning of every Friday, we are reaching this group in the afternoon of Fridays. Most of the people in this group are also brick makers. They have so many educational and health problems, we are currently able to fulfill their spiritual need only. Please pray for their other needs also and if you know people and some organizations or church projects that are interested to serve in Education and Health fields, please share with them about these precious people.
Thank you very much for your faithful prayer support, your love and encouragement for us in so many different and wonderful ways.
We love you, God bless you and your family!
In Christ Jesus,
The Massey Family