October 2019 Report From Pakistan

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

During the month of October 2019, we organized fifteen home church prayers meeting and shared the Gospel of Matthew with two hundred male/female, distributed five small food package to our Brickyard Christian family, Facilitate two hundred and sixty children with school Shoes, food and school/educational stationary in our two ministry center and organize ten Sunday school services. We share the book of Matthew with our one hundred and seventy children. We organized prayer meetings in our LOTC and SJPS center and share the Good news from the Bible about “Jesus Birth.” The group members, children and brickyard families are thankful to your great love, prayers and continues support to us.

Pray for Peace in the world and Peace in Pakistan.

Prayer Meetings:

The Wise Men Visit Jesus

Matthew:2:1-12 Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea. This happened while Herod was king of Judea. After Jesus’ birth, Wise Men from the east came to Jerusalem. 2 They asked, “Where is the child who has been born to be king of the Jews? When we were in the east, we saw his star. Now we have come to worship him.” 3 When King Herod heard about it, he was very upset. Everyone in Jerusalem was troubled too. 4 So Herod called together all the chief priests of the people. He also called the teachers of the law. He asked them where the Christ was going to be born. 5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied. “This is what the prophet has written. He said, 6 ” ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are certainly not the least important among the towns of Judah. A ruler will come out of you. He will be the shepherd of my people Israel.’ ” (Micah 5:2) 7 Then Herod called for the Wise Men secretly. He found out from them exactly when the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem. He said, “Go! Make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, bring me a report. Then I can go and worship him too.” 9 After the Wise Men had listened to the king, they went on their way. The star they had seen when they were in the east went ahead of them. It finally stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were filled with joy. 11 The Wise Men went to the house. There they saw the child with his mother Mary. They bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures. They gave him gold, incense and myrrh. 12 But God warned them in a dream not to go back to Herod. So they returned to their country on a different road.

We organize fifteen prayers meetings during this month. The ten prayer meeting was held in Christian home in surrounding area of Toba Tek Singh and we organize five special prayer meeting in our Saint James Primary School and Least of These Center. We share the Book of Matthew with our two hundred male/female. We share the Good news of Jesus birth.

Brickyard Christian Family Support Program:

Jesus’ Family Escapes to Egypt

Matthew2:13-18When the Wise Men had left, Joseph had a dream. In the dream an angel of the Lord appeared to him. “Get up!” the angel said. “Take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you to come back. Herod is going to search for the child. He wants to kill him.” 14 Joseph got up. During the night, he left for Egypt with the child and his mother Mary. 15 They stayed there until King Herod died. So the words the Lord had spoken through the prophet came true. He had said, “I chose to bring my son out of Egypt.”(Hosea 11:1) 16 Herod realized that the Wise Men had tricked him. So he became very angry. He gave orders concerning Bethlehem and the area around it. All the boys two years old and under were to be killed. This agreed with the time when the Wise Men had seen the star. 17 In this way, the words the prophet Jeremiah spoke came true. He had said, 18 “A voice is heard in Ramah. It’s the sound of crying and deep sadness. Rachel is crying over her children. She refuses to be comforted, because they are gone.” (Jeremiah 31:15)

The Christian families from Brickyard kiln are very happy that we visit them and share the Book of Matthew, give them food package. They thankful to your great love, prayers and continue support.

We share the book of Matthew with them. They gather in one home and Praise our God with singing hymns of David.

Least of These Center:

Jesus’ Family Returns to Nazareth

Matthew 2:19-23 After Herod died, Joseph had a dream while he was still in Egypt. In the dream an angel of the Lord appeared to him. 20 The angel said, “Get up! Take the child and his mother. Go to the land of Israel. Those who were trying to kill the child are dead.” 21 So Joseph got up. He took the child and his mother Mary back to the land of Israel. 22 But then he heard that Archelaus was king of Judea. Archelaus was ruling in place of his father Herod. This made Joseph afraid to go there. Warned in a dream, Joseph went back to the land of Galilee instead. 23 There he lived in a town called Nazareth. So what the prophets had said about Jesus came true. They 3had said, “He will be called a Nazarene.”

The God has blessed us with School shoes, school/educational stationary and foods to our one hundred and sixty children at Least of These Center. The Children and Group members from LOTC are very thankful to you and your family for your prayers, countinuely support and love. They said to you, ” Thank you so much for your prayers and love” The Children are blessed to know about Jesus Birth.

Saint James Primary School Evening Class:

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

Matthew 3:1-12 In those days John the Baptist came and preached in the Desert of Judea. 2 He said, “Turn away from your sins! The kingdom of heaven is near.” 3 John is the one the prophet Isaiah had spoken about. He had said, “A messenger is calling out in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord. Make straight paths for him.’ ” (Isaiah 40:3) 4 John’s clothes were made out of camel’s hair. He had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 5 People went out to him from Jerusalem and all of Judea. They also came from the whole area around the Jordan River. 6 When they admitted they had sinned, John baptized them in the Jordan. 7 John saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing. He said to them, “You are like a nest of poisonous snakes! Who warned you to escape the coming of God’s anger? 8 Produce fruit that shows you have turned away from your sins. 9 Don’t think you can say to yourselves, ‘Abraham is our father.’ I tell you, God can raise up children for Abraham even from these stones. 10 The ax is already lying at the roots of the trees. All the trees that don’t produce good fruit will be cut down. They will be thrown into the fire. 11 “I baptize you with water, calling you to turn away from your sins. But after me, one will come who is more powerful than I am. And I’m not fit to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 His pitchfork is in his hand to clear the straw from his threshing floor. He will gather his wheat into the storeroom. But he will burn up the husks with fire that can’t be put out.”

God has blessed our one hundred and two children with school shoes, school educational/stationary material and food. God bless us with resource to provide formal education to our seventy five children in our primary school. We facilitate one hundred and twenty five children with Biblical education and formal educational material.

Saint James Primary School Formal Education:

Jesus Is Baptized

Matthew 3:13-17 Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan River. He wanted to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to stop him. He told Jesus, “I need to be baptized by you. So why do you come to me?” 15 Jesus replied, “Let it be this way for now. It is right for us to do this. It carries out God’s holy plan.” Then John agreed. 16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he came up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened. Jesus saw the Spirit of God coming down on him like a dove. 17 A voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, and I love him. I am very pleased with him.”

God has blessed us with seventy children worth to serve them with formal education, foods, school stationary and school shoes. We facilate seventy children in our formal education school. They thankful to your prayers, love and care.

Sunday School SJPS:

Jesus Is Tempted

Matthew 4:1-11 The Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert. There the devil tempted him. 2 After 40 days and 40 nights of going without eating, Jesus was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him. He said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written, ‘Man doesn’t live only on bread. He also lives on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ “(Deuteronomy 8:3) 5 Then the devil took Jesus to the holy city. He had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. It is written, ” ‘The Lord will command his angels to take good care of you. They will lift you up in their hands. Then you won’t trip over a stone.’ ” (Psalm 91:11,12) 7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ “(Deuteronomy 6:16) 8 Finally, the devil took Jesus to a very high mountain. He showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 “If you bow down and worship me,” he said, “I will give you all of this.” 10 Jesus said to him, “Get away from me, Satan! It is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God. He is the only one you should serve.’ “(Deuteronomy 6:13) 11 Then the devil left Jesus. Angels came and took care of him.

At Sunday School, we learn from the Book of Matthew during this month almost seventy children attend the Sunday school during this month. They thankful to your love, prayers and support. they are attending everyday class with joy and desire to learn more about new lessons from the Bible.

Sunday School LOTC:

Jesus Begins to Preach

Matthew4:12-17 John had been put in prison. When Jesus heard about this, he returned to Galilee. 13 Jesus left Nazareth. He went to live in the city of Capernaum. It was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali. 14 In that way, what the prophet Isaiah had said came true. He had said, 15 “Land of Zebulun! Land of Naphtali! Galilee, where non-Jewish people live! Land along the Mediterranean Sea! Territory east of the Jordan River! 16 The people who are now living in darkness will see a great light. They are now living in a very dark land. But a light will shine on them.” (Isaiah 9:1,2) 17 From that time on Jesus began to preach. “Turn away from your sins!” he said. “The kingdom of heaven is near.”

God has blessed us that we learn the Book of Matthew during this month fourty children attend the Sunday school during this month. We share the Birth of Jesus with our children. They are blessed and enjoy their Sunday school. They said to you, ” thank you so much for your prayers, love and presence in our missions.

The Gypsy Ministry:

Jesus Chooses the First Disciples

Matthew 4:18-22 One day Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee. There he saw two brothers. They were Simon Peter and his brother Andrew. They were throwing a net into the lake. They were fishermen. 19 “Come. Follow me,” Jesus said. “I will make you fishers of people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him. 21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers. They were James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee. As they were preparing their nets, Jesus called out to them. 22 Right away they left the boat and their father and followed Jesus.

Praise God! God has blessed us this chance that we share the Good news with our brethren who are living in Gypsy areas. We share the word of God, food package with them. They are thankful to your great love, prayers and support. We share the ” Birth of Jesus ” with them.

The Bible Evening Class:

Jesus Heals Sick People

Matthew4:23-25 Jesus went all over Galilee. There he taught in the synagogues. He preached the good news of God’s kingdom. He healed every illness and sickness the people had. 24 News about him spread all over Syria. People brought to him all who were ill with different kinds of sicknesses. Some were suffering great pain. Others were controlled by demons. Some were shaking wildly. Others couldn’t move at all. And Jesus healed all of them. 25 Large crowds followed him. Some people came from Galilee, from the area known as the Ten Cities, and from Jerusalem and Judea. Others came from the area across the Jordan River.

During this month we share the Book of Matthew with our one hundred and ten children and share the Good news with our seventy five adult. We organised Bible Evening Class at our Saint James Primary School and Least of These Center. We gather our children and adult who are living nearest to our center. We pick the children from Brick kiln factory, from other village and share the Word of God with them. They are very excited to listen the Word of God and hear the God news. They enjoy the spiritual food and food. We thankful to our prayer, love and supporters.

Prayer Request:

Jesus Gives Blessings

Matthew 5:1-12 Jesus saw the crowds. So he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to teach them. He said, 3 “Blessed are those who are spiritually needy. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them. 4 Blessed are those who are sad. They will be comforted. 5 Blessed are those who are free of pride. They will be given the earth. 6 Blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for what is right. They will be filled. 7 Blessed are those who show mercy. They will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are those whose hearts are pure. They will see God. 9 Blessed are those who make peace. They will be called sons of God. 10 Blessed are those who suffer for doing what is right. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them. 11 “Blessed are you when people make fun of you and hurt you because of me. You are also blessed when they tell all kinds of evil lies about you because of me. 12 Be joyful and glad. Your reward in heaven is great. In the same way, people hurt the prophets who lived long ago.

Pray for Peace in Pakistan, Pray for Peace in World. Amen

In Christ’s Love,
Asim Saddique
Naveed Masih
Sabeeha Kiren

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