Things change with the seasons in many parts of the world and Pakistan is no exception! Pastor Shakeel went with his team for outreach in Hindu villages from September 19-21, but had a hard time finding his people.
What happened? It’s cotton picking season and people in the villages had left their homes to go out to harvest the cotton. They are living in tents or in the open air near the cotton fields until the harvest is completed.
Many of the Pakistanis in remote villages live from meal-to-meal. Having steady work for this season helps to feed their families for a time. We are grateful for the work and their eagerness to take advantage of this opportunity.
In spite of lower than normal turnout, Shakeel was able to hold two worship/teaching services in Korki during this trip and one each in Khetti and Kumb. The response is best told in Shakeel’s own words, “Every adult and child was happy to see us when we reached there to meet and have fellowship with them. We shared the word of God, e...
Evangelist and pastor Shakeel ministered in four villages surrounding Khairpur late in August and provided us with this report.
Village of Bagodharo
He tells us that the vists went very well, and that people are thankful for the work of Reach the Nations in the Khairpur region. The villages visited were Kumb, Ketti, Bagodharo, and Korki.
Village of Ketti
"We are also blessed by the reaction of people and our interest to preach gospel in the villages," Shakeel states.
Village of Korki
He concludes by saying, "Our first priority is to preach the gospel and pray for the sick people. And we are continuously doing this act."
Village of Kumb
We are grateful for Shakeel's self-sacrificing ministry in areas that require difficult travel to reach. His is a labor of love for God and of compassion for those who need to know Jesus as Savior and Lord.