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Hundreds of Christians have had to flee Rimsha's neighbourhood.
Please also pray for them.

Rimsha Masih, 14, a Pakistani teenager who was accused of desecrating the Qur'an, has been released on bail (for more on the charges, click here).

Rimsha was granted bail on September 7, but could not leave the prison until adequate security was arranged. Two days later, she was transported in an armoured vehicle to a helicopter that flew her to a secret location where it is hoped she will be safe from Muslim militants calling for her death. She is scheduled to be in court again on September 16 and is expected to be acquitted. However, even if acquitted, Rimsha will likely remain in danger.

Thank the Lord that Rimsha has been released on bail. Pray that God will encourage her and her family during this difficult time. Pray that those who oppose Christians may experience repentance and salvation, just as Paul did (Acts 9:1-19).

Go to the Pakistan Country Report for more on the persecution our brothers and sisters face in Pakistan.

Current Ministry Projects

Throughout Pakistan, VOMC’s ministry partners are providing Christian women with practical skills training in sewing so they can obtain a sustainable source of income for their families, as well as needed spiritual encouragement to strengthen their faith and witness for Christ.

Project Funds: Families of Martyrs, Women’s Ministry

Country Information

238,181,034 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Punjabi (44.7), Pashtun [Pathan] (15.4), Sindhi (14.1), Saraiki (8.4) Muhajirs (7.6) Balochi (3.6), Other (6.3)

Religion (%)
Islam (96.5), Other - Christian and Hindu (3.5)

President Arif Alvi (2018)

Government type
Federal parliamentary republic

Legal system
Common law system with Islamic law influence

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Pakistan

Pray that amendments will be made to Pakistan's existing blasphemy laws so that the country's citizens – including its children – will be protected from injustice and abuse. May our Lord's mercy and justice prevail, not only in the judiciary system but also in the hearts of the country's militants. Ask Him to transform their "hearts of stone" into hearts that are receptive to His love, mercy and the workings of His Holy Spirit – not only for the purpose of protecting the Christian minority but also for the salvation of their own eternal souls.


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