Warren Van Kampen, a member of the Reach the Nations team, will leave for Pakistan on Wednesday, May 1 for a time of serving at the Christian Hospital Sahiwal (CHS).
Van Kampen, a retired ophthalmologist, is traveling, in part, to attend a board meeting at the hospital. While there, he will participate in screening and diagnostic work at the hospital’s eye clinic which opened just over a year ago.
He also will present the resources of the clinic, including its newest state-of-the-art equipment, to ophthalmologists and general practitioners in the Sahiwal area.
Between now and May 11, please pray for him and for the ministry that continues through CHS in Sahiwal!
And continue your prayers for Gary Finkbeiner and Peter Negron who presently are engaged in teaching, preaching, and training leaders in Islamabad.
First, we thought you might enjoy this short video of a Hindu family listening to the Bible in their Sindh language. So many Pakistanis cannot read, so it is important for us to get God's Word to them in a way they can receive it. Audio Bibles are the answer for some.
Second, we want you to know that Gary Finkbeiner and Peter Negron of Reach the Nations Ministries leave tomorrow for nearly two weeks of ministry in Pakistan. Please pray for them as they preach and teach in churches and in meetings. Part of the trip will include meeting with our Pakistani team there who will be gathering in Islamabad to talk about the RTN ministry in Pakistan with a particular focus on the village outreaches in Punjab and in the Hyderabad area.
As this ministry grows, we are becoming more and more aware of the need for consistent and persistent prayer support. Between now and May 5, please keep these specific requests in mind:
Pray for traveling mercies and for their safety and health while ministering...
Here, in his own words (slightly edited for clarity) is Shakeel's report on last week's outreach into Hindu Villages around Hyderabad:
Audio NT Sindhi Language:
We are now able to share the word of God through an audio New Testament in the Sindhi language. Most of the people in these small villages cannot read, but these audio Bibles give them a chance to hear the New Testament read in their own language and, in hearing, to understand much more about God's message.
Many are requesting more of these audio Bibles which we hope to provide soon.
RTN ministries wants to meet not only spiritual needs, but also physical needs when they arise. It is mosquito season in this area and there are so many of these insects that people cannot sleep without mosquito nets. We are providing them to those who do not have them. These nets not only help to provide sleep, but also help to protect from the diseases carried by mosquites.
This past week, Shakeel and his associate, Khalid, held a teaching seminar hosted by Emmanuel Church in the village of Kotri. Attendees were from Kotri and Hyderabad and came from a variety of churches.
Khalid spoke on salvation through Jesus Christ alone and by the grace of God and by faith alone. Shakeel spoke on Christian character and life.
It was their goal to have 50 participants, but were surprised to find that 75 came – 40 women and 35 men. Shakeel reports that the host pastor at this church said members of his church who attended the seminar are still expressing appreciation for all they were taught.
Shakeel concludes by saying, “Thanks be to God and to all who are supporting us in such a great work for God and His Kingdom. And thank you for praying. The Lord has answered our prayers.”