More for Lahore
Back in March, the homes and possessions of around 200 Christian families were viciously burned in the village of Lahore, Pakistan. [CLICK HERE to read Fiery Persecution in Pakistan.] Since then, these precious families have struggled to regain any sense of their “normal” lives.
“It was incredible to see the people who were struggling to get relief items from us,” Haseeb Masih, of C4C partner ministry Save Pakistan, said after returning from his third trip to Lahore. During this visit, women’s clothing as well as men’s, women’s and children’s sandals were distributed.
Haseeb handing off new sandals to a young girl
In addition to these practical necessities, a number of Urdu Bibles were also delivered to replace some of the Bibles that were burned and destroyed during the attack. We praise God for bringing beauty from these ashes. And we thank Him for the opportunity to provide for both the practical and spiritual necessities of our persecuted brothers and sisters. We pray that God's powerful Word would bring healing and comfort to our family in Lahore and, of course, we pray for God to provide more.
Urdu Bibles ready for their new homes
“But,” Haseeb said, “we could not reach everyone with the relief items. Hundreds of people are still seeking our helping hands for them. I asked them to pray to God so that we could come again with more relief items for them.”
Let’s join them in prayer! Certainly that is both the least and the most we can do. And perhaps the Lord would use you to help answer those prayers too. Perhaps the Lord would use you to help provide for some of the basic necessities of these precious Christians in their time of desperate need. Haseeb encourages us to imagine our brothers and sisters with crying eyes. “You,” he said, “have a chance to wipe their tears.”
“And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs...” - Titus 3:14
To provide more for Lahore, send donations to Climbing For Christ, c/o Lahore, Pakistan: Relief, P.O. Box 16290, Rochester, NY 14616-0290 USA. Or CLICK HERE
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