DOERS of the WORD… Feeding the hungry.
Praising the Most High! Nothing can keep us away from praising the Lord!
Then the water…
We wished Sister Rebekah a blessed and happy birthday!! She is an intelligent, blessed, beautiful, kind, and gentle spirit. The Lord has connected SWM and the Pervaiz Family, and we are FAMILY! We have been meeting with the Pervaiz Family for the past couple of years to discuss the Lord’s Word and ways and have gotten to know them well. Sister Rebekah has been so helpful in translating the SWM workbook and study guide along with her brother Joseph, who is the weekly translator. We love the Pervaiz Family. These are wonderful, blessed, servants of the Most High.
In addition to the Lord’s Table, where they feed the church and their neighbors after service on Sunday, Sister Shasteen also teaches Bible School to the children. She gathers them around, feeds them, and teaches them the Word of God. She ministers to the youngest and weakest. Sister Shasteen has a beautiful, gentle spirit!
Pastor Pervaiz wrote that “his heart was broken” when he visited the brick kiln and he learned that a young boy of 14 years named Emmanuel was tortured and died at the hands of the overseers at the brick kiln. 14 years old – dead! Emmanuel’s father was moved to a hospital because he too was tortured. Lord have mercy!! Our hearts go out to the families working at the brick kiln and we pray that you join forces with us as we raise funds to free the Areef family. More information to come.
Pastor Pervaiz and his ministry met the torrential monsoon rains Pakistan experienced with compassion, faith, food, and whatever support they could muster. The monsoon rains are devastating and left many suffering from many diseases including malaria, dengue fever, diarrhea, and many other medical afflictions as a result of the flooding. Malnutrition finds the weakest in society, the children, and then the parents have to watch their children slowly wither away. The country is unprepared and paralyzed by the unrelenting floods. But Pastor Pervaiz, his faithful son, Joseph, and their ministry went out to meet those affected and bring food. They are examples of putting the gospel to work! We pray, we believe, and then we become doers of the Word!
Please help by contributing to our Pakistan ministry – every dollar goes directly to help those in need.
To bring more souls to Christ using the Word of God as our evangelistic tool.
“For spiritual transformation that will result in community empowerment using education, medical and economic development to the glory of God”.
We believe in God, the Father, and Creator of all things. We believe that Jesus was born of the virgin, Mary. We believe that He lived and walked this earth. We believe that He truly lived a sinless life. We believe that He was crucified, died, and was buried. (Mat. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; 1 Pet. 1:2)
We believe He rose again on the third day and sits at the right hand of the Father, and He will come again to judge the living and the dead. We believe in God the Father, God the Son, who is Jesus Christ, and that the Holy Spirit is God. The Holy Spirit’s ministry is to glorify God the Father and Jesus Christ, convict the world of sin, and encourage righteousness. (Mat. 1:18-25; John 1:1, 14; 3:16; 1 Cor. 15: 3-7; Heb. 1:3; 1 John2:1)
We never really understand just how blessed we are, living where we live, and how we live… blessed of God. Waking up every day free to live our lives according to what we want to do. We have a choice. Unlike some of the Christian families in Pakistan who cannot find a job, or the only job offered to them because they are Christians, is to work in the brick kiln. The brick kiln is slavery circa 2022. We have been introduced to this heinous act of enslavement in Pakistan 2 years ago when we decided to pay off the debt for two families, so far, with a third in urgent need of freedom. Understand that if the grandparents are in debt, they take the grandparents, the children, and their children. Everyone works from sun up to sundown, making bricks. The children do not go to school, they work. There were three generations who have been working here, the first generation has passed leaving the son, his wife, 3 children, and his two sisters, one of whom got married in the brick kiln which raised the debt that the son (as head of the family) has incurred. What is heinous, besides enslavement, is that they removed one of his kidneys as payment for the debt. THEY REMOVED ONE OF HIS KIDNEYS AS PAYMENT, but it didn’t pay it in full. See, that is the gimmick… no matter how many payments, they never pay it off. They always owe, are always in debt, always have to make bricks.
The family had heard about Pastor Pervaiz and walked a three hours car drive, to see him, and ask for his help. Below, Pastor feeds the man and his family.
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Join us this Sunday @ 8 (est) as we study the Holy Scriptures. On Sunday, March 20, we will be studying Galatians 4, 5 & 6.
March 27 Ephesians 1, 2 and 3
April 3 Ephesians 4, 5, and 6
April 10 Phillippians 1, 2, 3, and 4
April 17 Colossians 1, 2, and 3
April 24 Colossians 4, 1Thessalonians 1 and 2
May 1 1Thessalonians 3, 4, and 5
May 8 2Thessalonians 1, 2 and 3
May 15 1Timothy 1, 2 and 3
May 22 1Timothy 4, 5, and 6
May 29 2Timothy 1, 2, and 3
June 5 2Timothy 4; Titus 1, 2, 3
June 19 Philemon, Hebrews 1, 2, and 3
June 26 Hebrews 4, 5, and 6
July 10 Hebrews 7, 8, and 9
July 17 Hebrews 10, 11, and 12
July 24 Hebrews 13; James 1, 2
July 31 James 3, 4, and 5
August 7 1Peter 1,2, and 3
August 14 1Peter 4 and 5
August 21 2Peter 1,2, and 3
August 28 1John 1, 2, and 3
September 11 1John 4 and 5;
September 18 2John, 3John, Jude