Pakistan is increasingly in the spotlight on the world stage. From bungled military operations against extremists, to uncovering Bin Laden in their backyard, Pakistan hasn’t always shown in a good light. But the world should know that Pakistan has many Christians among its population who are active in spreading the gospel.
Christians there are often outcasts within their society. They are looked down upon and don’t have access to good jobs or education. Their lives are often in danger. But many find the means, in the midst of their humble circumstances, to try to meet some of the great need that they find around them in Jesus’ name.
My friend Haram is one of these. He, like other Christians in Pakistan, lives in a poor neighborhood and reaches out with humble means in very practical ways to the poorest of the poor. I had the privilege of spending some time last year with Haram sharing hearts and vision, praying and worshipping Jesus together — it was a blessed time.
Now Haram needs our help. Read his letter as he sent it to me:
Hello respected Brother,
CTJ Ministries Has decided to arrange a Seminar in targeted areas with the aim of saving lives through awareness and prevention education. CTJ is the abbreviation of “Come to Jesus” which came into existence in 2003. Since 2003, it is working to save lives especially young generation.
It is said that the teen agers are the future of any country, Unfortunately, high ratio of teen agers are habitual of alcohol and drugs which leads them to death. According to Anwar Hafeez, Director of Anti Narcotics Force of Pakistan, Pakistan has the highest number of drug addicts in the world.
A survey conducted in 2001, the total number of drug addicts in Pakistan was around four million, and out of which half a million were chronic heroin addicts. He added that injecting drugs was a major cause of spread of HIV/AIDS among the younger generation and if not checked, could lead to an epidemic.
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We are going to arrange Alcohol and Drug Prevention seminar in which beneficiaries are 300 including men and women. For this we need your prayer and financial support.
Total cost = 930 Euros, Local Contribution = 134 Euros, Requested amount= 886 Euros.
Please help us to save the lives to build future. Let us know for the Budget details. Let us know for Project details and activity plan.
Pastor Haram Nasir,
“Come to Jesus” Ministries, Pakistan
Joint Venture with Muthida welfare Society.
SO — I’m going to be helping out, but I can’t make up their shortfall alone. I’d like to ask everyone to consider helping Haram reach out to his community in Pakistan with the love of Jesus. You can help by donating to Through The Veil, and I’ll send it on to Haram. Just go to https://www.causes.com/fb/donations/new?ts=1308789309& campaign_id=95475 or click the button on my blog to the right and down the page: “Click to Donate”. You can also get a donation to me personally; I’ll then wire everyone’s contributions to CTJ ministries.
I wouldn’t send this out to everyone if I didn’t think it was needed and urgent — help Haram reach out to his community in Pakistan — and thank you all for your generosity!