Shakeel and Rustam have been visiting groups of believers and seekers in the villages of Sindh during the past several weeks.
Shakeel shared a Gospel message with the congregation at Khairpur where Reach the Nations has a building and a church that meets there under the pastoral leadership of Rustam.
These pictures show the Christians of Kotri celebrating Palm Sunday. The outreach into Kotri was begun about a year ago and Shakeel's goal is to establish a church in this location when the time is right.
Shakeel preached an Easter sermon at Korki, teaching about the Kingdom of God. Then he tells of an old man listening to the teaching. Shakeel knew he was a Hindu religious leader and that he had been faithful in attending the Christian meetings for some time.
This time was different. Shakeel says, "On this visit he heard the whole sermon and asked me 'Let me take with you in the kingdom of God that touches me', and I responded to him 'Believe on Jesus Christ and he will let you in the kingdom of God'."
Pray that this Hindu seeker will truly understand what it means to be in God's kingdom and that he will respond to the invitation Shakeel gave him.
After the service, a distraught father brought his sick baby to Shakeel and asked him to pray for the child. Shakeel is shown here praying that God would return the baby to full health.
Shakeel and Rustam engaged the people in Kumb in a discussion about eternal life, then followed up with clear teaching on Ephesians 2:8-10 (see below to read these verses).
Shakeel has a great desire that children learn to know Jesus. Here he is in a selfie with some of the boys from Kumb.
Here are a couple of pictures from Setharja and Theri as welll:
Keep praying for Rustam and Shakeel and as they go to these villages to preach and to teach, making disciples in hard to reach places.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." - Ephesians 2:8-10