For several weeks now members of the Reach the Nations (RTN) team in Pakistan and members of the RTN team in the U. S. have been studying the Bible together. Thankfully, this study is enabled by an online platform that many businesses and ministries have turned to during this time of restricted travel and cautions about in-person meetings.
Not to be hindered in RTN’s goal to train leaders in Pakistan even with many restrictions in place, Gary Finkbeiner, RTN founder, has been leading the virtual study on the book of Romans.
Participants include Mehboob, Irfan, and Adnan in the Sialkot area, Shakeel in Hyderabad, Warren in Colorado, and Peter in Chicago. Other team members will join as they are able.
Gary comments on the significance of this online study, “One of the positive things that emerged from the COVID-19 virus was that it made way for us to challenge ourselves to get a media and online dimension to RTN up and running. This has produced an important development."...
Mehboob reports that COVID-19 continues to decline in Punjab and they are feeling free to visit villages on a regular rotation as they had done in past, less-worrisome days.
He and Adnan visited eight villages in August. They prepare several sermons and preach them as they go, sometimes repeating sermons in different villages. Always, though, they point their listeners to the teaching of the Bible and to our dependence on God for salvation and for daily living.
This month's topics included overcoming fear, having faith, defending the faith, prayer, and planning life in relationship to God.
Mehboob asks for prayer for himself and Adnan as well as their families as they continue this ministry of evangelism and discipleship.
"For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." - Hebrews 4:12