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A village in Pakistan

Pastor Adam has faced repeated death threats because of his ministry work among Pakistani Christians who have converted from a Muslim background. During Ramadan, Islamic zeal runs particularly high, which can lead to religiously motivated violence by militants. Such was the case on the night of April 11th.

As is commonly done in Pakistan, Pastor Adam and his wife shared a home with many members of their extended family. On the night of the attack, the perpetrators broke into the home and entered the first bedroom they came across. There, they murdered Pastor Adam's sister and her husband before fleeing the home.

The rest of Pastor Adam's family have fled to another city for their protection. At this time, they do not consider it safe to return in order to retrieve their belongings or even bury the bodies of their deceased loved ones. For further reports addressing the suffering taking place among Pakistan's Christians, go to our country report.

Pray for the protection of Pastor Adam and his family. May they find peace in the midst of this troubling situation. Pray that those responsible for this attack would not only be brought to justice but that they would also come under the conviction of God's Holy Spirit, leading them to sincere repentance for their actions – and ultimately to salvation through Jesus Christ. Also prayerfully remember the Christians remaining in the village who were being discipled by Pastor Adam prior to the incident.

Current Ministry Projects

VOMC partners to train Christian women in sewing skills throughout Pakistan to provide a sustainable source of income for their families and encourage them in their faith and witness for Christ.

Project Funds: Families of Martyrs, Women’s Ministry

Country Information

Population
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)

Leader
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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