Thursday, September 27, 2012

Prayer Request for Pakistani Christians, Churches & Institutions

St. Paul Church Complex Burned by Angry Muslim Mob

Warmest Greetings!  As many of you know, persecution is not strange to the Christian in Pakistan. The Lord Jesus has taught us much about suffering and persecution from His word.

Mt 10:22 All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

1Pe 4:14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

Angry Extremists Muslims mobs attacked the St.Paul Church complex in Mardan city in Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province.

These same areas were affected by the devastating floods of 2010 and hundreds of  people were moved into this Church & its school where we at Gospel Light Ministries (Pakistan) ® helped to Muslims by providing Food and a free Medical camp in this Paul Lutheran Church building.

On September 21, 2012 St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mardan was burned by an angry mob protesting against the anti-Islam film. A  mob or more than 8,000 entered the Church compound many of them carrying gasoline used to burn the Church building, two Pastor’s  Houses, the adjacent Head-Teacher’s house of the St. Paul Church School, vehicles and motor bike of the Pastor.

The church and the Christian school had been looted and the newly-installed computers had been stolen by miscreants while the looters also stole other stuff from the church. The church’s Bibles & the books in church have also been burned. Several people staying inside the church complex were beaten. Since this incident Christian of that area, city & villages left their homes to save their lives. We are requesting that you remember our brothers & sisters in your prayers. In addition, please remember all Pakistani Christians & the properties of Churches in this area. It is our prayer that Pakistani Christians will be strong in faith and that God will use us for His glory & as witness so that Pakistan will come to know the Lord and many souls will be saved.

Thank you very much His Servant,
Ps. Imran Sadiq  
Gospel Light Ministries (Pakistan)