Sunday, March 10, 2013

Tears fall down for our brothers and sisters of Pakistan

   When I turned the computer on this morning and I saw the burned out churches and homes of the Christian people of Pakistan, my heart sank. This is reminiscent of the Christmas Eve morning when  I knew instantly to pray about something. Later we received the heart breaking news that 25 churches that took  Solomon Rout's lifetime to build in India were burned in one Christmas Eve Muslim raid. Pastors were killed by the sword in the streets and Christians fled to the jungles. It took over a year in refugee camps to return to some state of safety.

     Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all        nations for my name's sake. Mt 24:9

This morning the ashes were of the Bibles of the Churches in Joseph Town, Pakistan. The tears were of the women and children as they cried for their homes, their belongings and such simple necessities of food and water. 

Here in a American we have not yet  had to face persecution to this extent, but it is so imminent.
We are still blessed to get up with the right to choose every day if we want to visit a house of worship or not. We are still blessed to be able to worship Christ without the fear of being imprisoned, beaten, have our belongings burned or to have our families or selves be put to death.

The news has reported it as a brief story in passing or as ticker tape at the bottom of the screen but that does not capture the grief, or the stench of the burning ash piles, or the fear of more attacks.

With such a blessing comes a responsibility.
Children sifting through the Ashes

      But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 1Jn3:17

We have corresponded with Evangelist Atif Raza for over a year now. His orphanage at Passion of Christ Ministries is supported monthly by Rachel's Heart as part of our mission. He was divinely placed in the midst of this tragedy to report to us the persecution of that our brothers and sisters are undergoing at the hands of the Muslims.  It is up to us to respond with compassion not only with prayers but with money.

What would you do if after spending a night underground you came back to ashes, no shelter, no beds, no blankets, no pillows, no dishes, no cups, no transportation, no food and no water.? 

 I cannot even imagine. I cannot imagine the fear,  the terror, the feeling that all is lost, the feeling of helplessness and hopelessness. Please respond and let them know that we join them in love and prayers and yes monies to help them buy food, water a place to sleep as they rebuild, simple necessities of life. As I told you of the incident in India, the Muslims continued to take advantage of their situation by trying to poison their water stores. Pastor Sam Naik was there to help with that rebuilding of the Happy Valley Children's Home. It was very treacherous.

Evangelist Atif Raza with his father and mother.
How can you help? Send a donation to Pastor Paul at paypal and label your gift for Pakistan and we will forward it for you. Or send directly to Atif Raza, Lahore, Pakistan via Western Union and send him the MTCN # via a message on his facebook. God will honor your love gifts.


  1. Dear Sister Heidi,

    I just made a $50.00 on Pastor Paul's PayPal account for donation for Atif Raza... Thank you and God bless you! Keeping Atif, his ministry and all the brothers and sisters in Pakistan in my prayers, in agreement, in Jesus' mighty Name. Amen!

    Love in Christ,
    Sister Robin Magraw

    1. We have sent Evangelist Atif the funds today. Thank you so much for giving.


  2. P.S. Heidi, I did not specifically label this donation on Pastor Paul's PayPal for Atif Raza, but I made the donation at around 7:40 PM EST and it is for Atif Raza... Thank you! :-)

  3. My Heart Mourns as I whisper a Prayer softy to Jesus for the Christians in Pakistan and all of the prosecuted Christians around the world.

    And they cried with a loud voice, saying, how long O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on earth? Rev.6:10

    I can’t even imaged coming home and my home is destroyed everything I have is gone because of my faith in Jesus Christ. It will take many prayers, concentration and strength from Jesus Christ for me at that point to stand on. ("Oh I will STAND"!)because we stand by faith We will stand behind our Christian brothers/Sisters with our prayers,Love and support in Jesus Name.

    Thanks Heidi we wouldn't known about this if you didn't tell us

    Praying for you always,