Spreading the Word to more believers
Monday, Oct. 8
Save Pakistan distributed 350 more Urdu Bibles to new believers during another outreach event. “It was really a great blessing to see the hunger among those who desired the get their own Bibles to grow up in Jesus Christ,” Evangelist Haseeb said. “There were around 375 people gathered; everybody was much happy and excited because there were going to get the precious Word.
“I shared how the Lord is using Save Pakistan all over Pakistan through Bible distribution and also shared about C4C. Everybody clapped and appreciated the services for God in Pakistan.
“Please keep praying for these new believers who gave their lives to Jesus Christ, so that they would be strong as rock in Jesus Christ.”
400 Bibles delivered with great zeal
Tuesday, Oct. 2
Rejoicing at the delivery of Bibles.
Save Pakistan returned to Mariabad, where — on Sept. 4 — the ministry delivered a limited amount of Urdu Bibles to new believers. This time, the ministry went with many Bibles.
“It was really good to see the people who were much passionate and gathered in a place to attend the Revival Meeting,” said Evangelist Haseeb, the founder of Save Pakistan. “There were around 400 souls who came together to praise God and to get their own Bibles to grow up in Christ.”
Receiving a Bible with great joy, above, during a revival meeting, below.
“We had worship together with the great zeal; everybody filled with the Holy Spirit, and raised their hands and opened their mouths to cry to Jesus Christ,” Haseeb said. “I see that there was presence of God and He was moving there. I am really thankful to God for His presence.”
Haseeb’s mother, Surryia, delivered a message for the new believers, telling them the importance of having your own Bible. The people responded, Haseeb said, promising “they would become fruitful believers and spend their lives in Christ.”
It will not be a life without challenges. At the end of Save Pakistan’s revival meeting, Haseeb said, “some Muslim people were trying to make problems for us. But, thankfully to God, He saved us.
“Please keep praying for us as we are in the field of Pakistan to win thousands of souls to the kingdom of God,” said Haseeb, who sent his thanks to Climbing For Christ for helping with this project.
Delivering the Word in the face of danger
Friday, Sept. 28
Haseeb with a mountain of Bibles.
Evangelist Haseeb purchased 900 Urdu Bibles thanks to the financial support of Climbing For Christ members and his Save Pakistan ministry is in the process of distributing the Word to “the hungry and thirsty people.”
In the past 11 months, Save Pakistan has received enough help from Climbing For Christ to acquire 1,525 Urdu Bibles, which are being used to “reach out to the needy people in Pakistan,” Haseeb said. “We are really thankful to C4C, its members and supporters, who have very soft heart to sow their seed in the harvest of Pakistan. You will see the result thousands of souls who will come to the kingdom of God through delivering the Word of God.”
“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” — Isaiah 55:11 (NKJV)
Haseeb asks that we “please keep praying for the Save Pakistan team” as they minister in a climate that is “dangerous right now due to the movie 'Innocence of Muslims,'” which has outraged the Muslim world.
Despite the danger, Haseeb said, “Our Christian brothers and sisters are waiting for the Word of God and we have to reach them with the Word of God at any cost. It could be a risk, but we will never stop spreading the Word of God in the end of my breath.”
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” — Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
Sharing His Word
Sunday, Sept. 16
Evangelist Haseeb was pleased to share with us how the Lord performed a mighty work through Save Pakistan’s Bible distribution project at the annual Mariabad Mela festival on Sept. 4. While tens of thousands of idol-worshippers gathered, a small group of Christ-followers handed out 100 Urdu Bibles and 2,500 Christian wall calendars.
“It was really a great experience to us,” Haseeb said. “There was a huge crowd around me. Everybody was trying to get their own Bible and I was getting much happiness to see the people who were struggling to get the Bible.”
He only prayed that he would have more Bibles in the Urdu language to distribute. That prayer was being answered around the world, where God was providing through Climbing For Christ supporters for the purchase of an additional 850 Bibles.
Since October 2011, Climbing For Christ has raised more than US$8,700 to provide 1,475 Bibles to Christians in a country that is 97-percent Muslim.
“I feel so happy when they read God's Word in their own hand in their own language,” Haseeb said. “God gave His Word free; let us give this Word to people who can't afford to have one.”
Sharing the Gospel.
The goal of Save Pakistan’s Bible distribution ministry is to “meet the needs of all brothers and sisters in Pakistan who love His Word,” Haseeb said. “We hope that through our earnest service the Bible can reach every Christian and be available to everyone who deeply desires to get it.
“Imagine someone coming to you and sharing the Gospel. They give you a new hope, but though you caught a glimpse of the blessed Hope they offered you in Jesus, though you invited Him into your life and experienced His reality, you had no way to read His Word and learn more. Think carefully for a moment what it would be like to try to reach God without His Word to study. Such is the life of many, many Christians today all over the world.”
Bibles distributed to children
Friday, Aug. 24, 2012
Save Pakistan organized a free Urdu Bible distribution program for children today. “It was really a precious moment for me when I was giving Bibles to the children and they were getting it with the smile,” evangelist Haseeb said. “It was just very touching.”
Happy children holding up new Bibles.
Haseeb said children worshiped the Lord with the hands raised to heaven, asking the Lord to bless them and use them for His glorious work in the future. After Bibles were distributed among the youngsters, Save Pakistan provided refreshments.
Praying with thanksgiving over Bibles and snacks for the children.
“Please keep praying for the more Bibles to come to us because thousands of children still need the Word of God and have a desire to get them (the Bibles) in their hearts,” Haseeb said. “Please join us with the hands together and lift up in your prayers.”
Haseeb also reiterated his prayer for the upcoming outreach at Mariabad Mela. “We have faith in Christ that thousands of souls will receive the Word of God and will come to the kingdom of God,” he said.
Less than US$175 has been raised for the purchase of Bibles. That would buy 29 of the 1,000 Urdu Bibles being prayed for.
'Independence' for orphans
Friday, Aug. 17, 2012
Orphans waving Pakistani flags,
learning how to carry the banner of God.
Yom-e-Istiqlal (Independence Day in Pakistan) was celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 14, and Save Pakistan used this day to gather 100 orphaned children. They sang the National Anthem, waved Pakistani flags, and shared the Word of God. “It was really precious to me to see unity amongst the children,” said evangelist Haseeb, Save Pakistan’s founder.
“Everybody was really blessed to join this event. We had arranged food packs for them; they were much excited and pleased. You know I was really blessed to provide them food packs and they were making beautiful smiles getting it. My heart filled with the great joy. I praise God for all that He done through Save Pakistan.”
URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FROM SAVE PAKISTAN: “Please keep praying for our outreach at Mariabad Mela on Sept. 4. We need 1,000 Urdu Bible for this event to reach-out lost souls. Please consider my request because we have very short time until Mariabad Mela. It’s time to open your heart to give the new life to the lost souls. Yes, you can change them by providing 1,000 Urdu Bibles. You can save thousands of souls through your precious generosity to provide them the truth of Life. Thanks.”
Appealing for Bibles
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012
Mariabad Mela is a festival in Pakistan that attracts about 90,000 people, who worship idols and do not recognize Jesus as Savior. Last year, the Climbing For Christ-affiliated Save Pakistan team distributed 3,000 Christian wall calendars while evangelizing at the event. Hundreds came to know Christ.
Distributing Christian wall calendars in 2011.
Save Pakistan is planning to again attend the festival in September. “It will be a great opportunity for us to reach them and to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ among them,” said evangelist Haseeb, the C4C member who leads this Pakistan ministry. “It is really a golden opportunity for us to win thousands of souls for the kingdom of God.”
To do so, Haseeb has requested help to purchase of 1,000 Urdu Bibles to be distributed during the festival. “Hundreds of new people in Pakistan are asking for Bibles,” Haseeb said. “This is a sign of hunger for the Word of God. Many of the people who are turning to Christ have never read from or touched a Bible. They have little or no prior understanding of what Christianity teaches. They are impoverished in respect to knowledge of God, and His will and purpose for their lives.”
Bibles for distribution in Pakistan over the past year.
Climbing For Christ has provided funding for Save Pakistan to purchase 525 Bibles (nearly US$3,200) since Haseeb first requested 4,000 Urdu Bibles in September 2011. This is part of our ongoing Project Living Word.
We appeal to the hearts of those who may have numerous Bibles in their homes — Bibles that go unread and untouched. Look around your home; if you see a Bible collecting dust, consider sending $6 to Climbing For Christ to purchase a Book that will change the life of a Pakistani.
Pakistan is an Islamic nation. Open Doors, a ministry that works with the persecuted church, rank Pakistan 10th among the worst places to be a Christian. Recently, 11 Christian nurses were poisoned at a hospital as punishment for drinking tea during the day, when Ramadan is being observed by Muslims worldwide. (Ramadan, held this year from July 20-Aug. 18, is a month of fasting of food, drink and sexual relations from dawn until sunset.)
“The poisoning incident of 11 Christian nurses has spread a wave of fear among religious minorities of Pakistan and (a fear of) rising extremism in society,” Haseeb said.
It is in this desperate political and religious climate that people are hungering for the Bread of Life and thirsting for Living Water. It is in this state of persecution that Save Pakistan has a vision of distributing 1,000 Urdu Bibles.
“You know it is a really good chance to sow the seed of the Gospel and expect good results,” Haseeb said. “Please open your heart for these people. We can reach out to thousands of people and could make a difference (that will) impact their lives and bring them to the kingdom of God.”
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
“...make disciples ...teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you ...” — Matthew 28:18-20
“Acting upon the Great Commandment, Save Pakistan started a Leadership Development Program (LDP) and Bible college in 2009,” said evangelist Haseeb, the founder of Save Pakistan. His ministry started new classes again this week. “Because of poverty many young people cannot afford to go abroad or attend other Bible colleges in Pakistan,” he said.
“About 70 pastors have been trained in the past two years, and they have gone into their villages and planted churches. Easy and simple Biblical teachings are provided to the Bible college students in their own language. We have a mission to produce leaders and put them in outreach village ministry.
“This year we have 30 young students who are very passionate to work for Jesus Christ, and learning the education to go in the harvest field to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. We have not a building for them right now; just hire a building in rent which we pay every month.
Please pray the Lord provides us building for them, and for the church.”
Sewing more Hope among women
Monday, July 16, 2012
“We had the opening of the second year of the Hope Sewing Center with 25 girls and women on Sunday, July 16,” reported evangelist Haseeb, the founder of Save Pakistan. “We started this sewing center so we can train desperate, illiterate (women) as well prostitutes to learn to make suits to make some money to feed their families.
“In Pakistan, a lot of poor families who have girls in their families, don't have money to feed their children and sell their girls. This way they become prostitutes. Some women (also) become prostitutes because their husbands are drunkards.
“God opened doors through Save Pakistan to start the sewing center with eight machines. A was rented for 14 months, teachers hired, machines purchased, and students came to work very hard three days a week to learn tailoring. The teachers worked all day, teaching two classes, one in the morning and one in the evening. The problem is that each lady trained is sharing a machine. Many more machines are needed, desperately.
If you would like to purchase a sewing machine for this ministry, the cost is $100. You’re your support to Climbing For Christ, c/o Save Pakistan “Hope Sewing,” P.O. Box 16290, Rochester, NY 14616 USA.
Raising up orphans for Jesus
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
“I'm really blessed to share that we had an orphan program (Tuesday, July 3),” reported evangelist Haseeb, the founder of Save Pakistan. “We had worship, where children raised their hands and — filled with the Holy Spirit — and there was an incredible presence of God.
“We are thankful to the Lord, who blessed us to share His love with the orphans in Pakistan. We have distributed cocked food to 100 orphans. Everybody was very happy to get meals and they enjoy it.”
Feeding the orphans.
Haseeb asked for prayer for his vision of starting a primary school to educate Christian children, fighting illiteracy in a place where 85 percent of the children are “working at brick kilns as slaves due to limited resources.
“Most of the Christians get loans from the owner and (when) they could not refund the loan at committed time (the owners) take their children slaves in bounded labor.,” Haseeb said.
The children, he said, are “living poorly and disheartened.” Save Pakistan Ministries has a vision to raise up the orphans with schooling and religious education.
Sending workers to the harvest
Monday, June 4, 2012
Save Pakistan's pastors ordained four young men to go into the mission field to win souls for the Lord. Pastor Ishtiaq prepared them to go to reach out into unreached areas of Pakistan. They were very passionate and have great zeal to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.
“I would like to ask you to pray for them as they are ready to go in the field to proclaim the Gospel in different areas of Pakistan,” evangelist Haseeb said. “Your prayers will be much fruitful for them to encourage and to keep moving in the harvest.”
New believers in Pakistan
Monday, May 28, 2012
Evangelist Haseeb was blessed to fellowship with and participate in the baptism of 25 new believers in Pakistan on Sunday.
“There is no greater joy in this world than to rescue the perishing souls from the burning lake of fire and taking then to our heavenly Father by giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” he said.
“They are really hungering so much for the word of God. The Lord is faithful to be with us throughout the meetings and confirmed His presence with wonders, signs and miracles. The world is dying to see the Living God being manifested in the midst of them. Yes, we need to demonstrate the true Power of Holy Ghost in the midst of the people in order for them to be attracted towards the true doctrine of One God and the true baptism in Jesus’ name!”
Haseeb added that “there was also much opposition.” He asked for continued prayer for our enemies “so that they might be baptized with the Holy Ghost, too.
“As we continue to rejoice in the work that God has done — and is doing — in Pakistan, we also need to remember to keep these precious new believers in prayer, as new believers and Christians in this part of Pakistan are often persecuted for their faith in Jesus.”
Taking Bibles to the hills
Monday, May 21, 2012
Save Pakistan delivered more Urdu Bibles — purchased with funding provided by God through Climbing For Christ — to a church in the hills around Sargodha City.
“I was amazed to see how people were passionate and have great zeal to praising God,” Evangelist Haseeb shared today after returning from Sargodha. “When we reach the church everybody welcomed us. The church building was little — only 100 people could sit there. But their hearts were very big to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. My heart become very sad when they told there is no pastor or leader who teach and preach the Gospel and nobody reached them for long time.
“We had worship with the great passion and shared the Word of God. Everybody was filled with the great joy and peace, lots became healed from their diseases and come to us for prayers. Praise God for his glorious work in Pakistan.
“Then we distribute free gifts of Bibles among them, and they were much blessed to be getting them and thankful for the precious gifts of Bibles. Their faces were shining with the light and were joyful to be getting Bibles.
“They told us about other areas where hundreds of people are not yet preached by the Gospel and even they don’t have their own Bibles and they could not afford to buy a Bibles for themselves. But due to the short stock of Bibles we were unable to reach them. We have a vision to reach them also in our next trip.
“We still need thousands of Bibles to reach all over Pakistan, where nobody reach, especially the mountain areas of Pakistan. People are still waiting for the Word of God; there is a great need to deliver the Word of God. It is time to spread and deliver the Word of God in the corners of Pakistan, so that thousands of souls would be saved in Christ.”
In addition to Urdu Bibles, there is a need for children's Bibles. “There were lots of children who also requested us to provide them Bibles,” Haseeb reported. “They told us they could read the Bible and desire to have it to read and study it. Please keep praying for children Bibles also as they need to learn about the Word of God in their childhood life. It will be much fruitful to bring them to the kingdom of God in their childhood.”
If you would like to help support this work, send your gift to Climbing For Christ, c/o “Project Living Word,” P.O. Box 16290, Rochester, NY 14616-0290 USA. Or CLICK HERE and give online via PayPal.
Hope for women
Friday, May 18, 2012
The work of Save Pakistan was focused on women this week as highlights included the graduation of 17 women from their Hope Sewing Center on Tuesday, May 15, and a special Mother's Day celebration on Sunday, May 13.
Hope Sewing Center Graduation: “The literacy rate among women in the target community was very poor,” said Evangelist Haseeb, the founder and president of Save Pakistan. “The girls may never get the opportunity to go to school due to the poor socioeconomic status of the community. They were also expected to work in order to support the family. Save Pakistan felt that there is a strong need for a skill training program for adolescent girls and women, (who work as) housemaids and sibling caretakers.”
For one year, 17 women were trained in tailoring so they may “earn their livelihood in a dignified way,” Haseeb said. “All the women and girls learned very well and now they could start their small business to earn something for their families. Now they don't need to work in the Muslims homes and they will start their home business, which is very safe.
“They were really thankful to God to provide them resources to get training of tailoring. It really feels good to see them well trained. My heart filled with the great joy and peace to see their faces. God is really good.”
Mother's Day Celebration: Save Pakistan also arranged a Mother's Day celebration with the 50 mothers from their congregation. Haseeb's mother, Pastor Surryia Ishtiaq, shared the word of God and taught about importance of being a mother. Haseeb's father, Pastor Ishtiaq Masih, also delivered a speech about “The Role of Mother.”
Haseeb, pictured above with his mom, also shared some words about Mother's Day. “It was really great experience to me,” he said. “After, we gave some gifts for all mothers to encourage them to be strong and to share love with their children, and then we served the meal to celebrate Christ.”
The Word for all
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
We were blessed to wire US$750 to Evangelist Haseeb Masih of Save Pakistan Ministries as part of Project Living Word. Nearly 550 Bibles have been purchased for Pakistan to date. Here is Haseeb’s report from Pakistan:
Evangelist Haseeb preaches from the Word before delivering Urdu Bibles.
The Word of God should be in the hands of every human being living on the Earth. “Without the Bible,” evangelical leader John R.W. Stott once said, “world evangelization would not only be impossible, but actually inconceivable.”
Save Pakistan has distributed 70 Urdu Bibles among the most targeted and needy people in Pakistan. People were really blessed and thankful to Climbing For Christ ministries to provide them with the precious gifts of Bibles.
The Bible is the greatest blessing for mankind. It has all that we need to know and to live peacefully. It also teaches truths to prepare ourselves for eternity.
Save Pakistan is really thankful to Climbing For Christ for providing Bibles for the new believers and thankful to Jesus Christ that hundreds of people have accepted Jesus as their personal Savior.
Our mission is to touch and reach people and their lives through the promises of God delivered for us 2,000 years ago. We want people to be aware of the real Truth because the Bible has answers for every question that arises in our daily lives – past, present and future.
Why is the Bible essential for the Christian life?
- The word of God is the light unto the feet. (Psalm 119:105)
- The word of God is spiritual food for the soul. (John 4:32-34)
- The word of God is the way for our life. (Luke 4:4)
- The word of God reveals the perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2)
- The word of God brings life and hope into our life. (Hebrews 4:12)
The Word of God is the first gift that we can give to bless the needy and hungry people in Pakistan.
Please keep praying as we are moving to other places to distribute free Urdu Bibles to the needy people in Pakistan. Your prayers will be helpful for us to keep moving in his harvest in Pakistan.
If you would like to help support this work, send your gift to Climbing For Christ, c/o “Project Living Word,” P.O. Box 16290, Rochester, NY 14616-0290 USA. Or CLICK HERE and give online via PayPal.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
“I'm blessed to share that the Lord is always moving through Save Pakistan, to reach the unreached people with the Good News of Jesus Christ,” Evangelist Haseeb reported this week.
The Save Pakistan team arranged a revival meeting in a village with Pastor Ishtiaq, Haseeb’s father, leading the gathering. “There were people unaware about the Word of God,” Haseeb said.
Haseeb declares that meetings such as this one can “impact entire nations and break down demonic strongholds.” Amen.
“Glory to the Lord for such an opportunity and the wonderful anointing and presence of Holy Spirit,” he said. “By the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ the meeting went perfectly and there were about 200 people who attended the revival meeting. At the Altar Call there were about 100 people standing to accept Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.
“As we begin to pray for the sick people we had discovered that almost the whole crowd stood up for their healing from various diseases. After praying for the sick there was tremendous healing and we saw people getting healed and delivered. Glory to the Lord.
“We are so much thankful to you for your prayers. Please keep on praying for us all as I have another revival meeting in the next week.
“We are continuing to pray for C4C — that the Lord brings you in Pakistan to reach the most needy people (among) us.”
Climbing For Christ is currently praying about a possible survey trip later this year.
Sharing His love on Valentine's Day
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud.”
— 1 Corinthians 13:4 (NLT)
Evangelist Haseeb Masih and Save Pakistan Ministries organized a Valentine's Day celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 14 for “orphans and vulnerable children. We gave them a rose bouquet and food packages. We know they were very happy getting their gifts. I am always very thankful to our King, Jesus Christ, for the incredible services of Save Pakistan.”
Haseeb, his sister (Evangelist Permila), and their mother (Pastor Surryia Ishtiaq) — all in photos above — played with the children and entertained them. “I'm thankful to God that I could succeed to give them a precious smile by giving the food packages and rose bouquet,” Haseeb said. “It's all about God working through Save Pakistan.”
“Please keep praying for me and the Save Pakistan team as we are serving the Lord with the great passion to bring the lost souls to the kingdom of God,” Haseeb asked. He also requested that we continue to pray for God's provision for “more Bibles because people are still requesting to have their own Bible. We are also praying about it every day.”
More Good News
Monday, Feb. 6, 2012
Another 165 Bibles given
Haseeb Masih, left, with Bibles purchased with funds provided by God through Climbing For Christ.
Save Pakistan Ministries delivered Urdu Bibles on two more occasions in January:
“We have distributed about 90 Bibles to the most needy people,” Save Pakistan founder Haseeb Masih reported on Jan. 23. “You know they were much joyful to get this priceless gift, which is immortal and also brings happiness and everlasting delight in our fruitless lives. It is the Light of this world. The Light which shines in darkness. The Word of God. The Bible is the only way that can change people. We aim to win lost souls and in this way fulfilling the Great Commission of Lord Jesus Christ.”
Four days later, Save Pakistan moved to another village and delivered 75 more Bibles.
Celebrating the Word on Jan. 27.
“During our outreach mission trip we got to know that there were hundreds of children who also desired to have their own Bible to study,” Haseeb said. “We want to provide them Bibles. There is a small size Bible for children. Its cost is US$3. Please consider it so that we could also provide Bibles to the children in Pakistan.”
To date, Save Pakistan has delivered 394 Bibles. This project began with the goal of providing 4,000 Bibles. Please consider giving US$6 for the purchase of one Urdu Bible in Pakistan to be shared with a new believer or US$3 for a children’s Bible.
Recently, Save Pakistan Ministries held a revival meeting in a village that its outreach team located. The street revival meeting attracted about 170 people for praise and worship.
Feeding the hungry at a Revival Meeting.
“As I was preaching, I noticed a middle-aged man with a bottle in his hand,” evangelist Haseeb said. “He was already fully drunk and was continuously drinking during the meeting and finally fell down. He was shouting abusive words. At the close of the meeting this man was weeping with beating his head when the alter call was given. Hallelujah! God touched him. After we finished the meeting he gave the following testimony:
“ ‘I came to the meeting fully drunk. I am a drunkard for 20 years. I came to create problems in the meeting. But God touched me at the end. So I went to my usual wine shop and stood outside for two hours to know whether I have the desire of alcohol. But praise God, the desire was completely gone.’
“Praise the Lord. God touches a sinner even when he is under the influence of alcohol.”
Delivering the Word, Part 3
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012
Haseeb Masih, the founder of Save Pakistan Ministries (at right in photo above), reported that on Monday, Jan. 2 another 79 Urdu Bibles were distributed to needy people. This was the third time the Climbing For Christ-supported “Free Urdu Bible Distribution Mission Project” was carried out by Save Pakistan. In less than two months, 229 Bibles have been handed out. We give thanks to God for this blessing in a place that ranks among the most persecuted nations in the world.
“I would like to let you know that there was a huge crowd of people who were desiring to have their own Bible,” Haseeb said. “I was so blessed to see them as they have a great passion to get the Bibles. Everybody was trying to reach us to get their Bibles. That was really amazing to see a zeal among them.”
A child shows the joy of a people hungry for His Word.
“We are regularly discovering new outreach areas and winning new souls for the Lord, Jesus Christ,” Haseeb said. “I am very happy to let you know that those believers who received Urdu Bibles are very strong in their faith and now they are coming regularly to prayer meetings and also taking part in fellowship meetings.”
Save Pakistan is currently working in more than 60 villages and previously unreached areas. “We are distributing Urdu Bibles (Urdu is national language of Pakistan) Bibles to new believers who don't have their own Bibles,” Haseeb explained, adding that the need for more Bibles remains great.
Seventy-nine more new Books!
Since Haseeb announced the need for 4,000 Bibles in late October, Climbing For Christ members and friends have donated more than US$2,400 — good for 400 Bibles.
“These believers are really poor people and they are not able to buy their own Bible,” Haseeb said. “We promised them that we will provide Bibles free of cost to new believers as early as possible. Being a Christian, everyone should have a Bible so they could read it every day.”
Sharing hope and love on CHRISTmas
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011
Save Pakistan organized a CHRISTmas celebration on Dec. 20. The purpose of the program was to celebrate CHRISTmas through praise and worship. The program was started at 6 p.m. with prayer led by senior Pastor Ishtiaq Masih.
Message: Senior Pastor Ishtiaq Masih gave a special message to the audience. He defined the Prince of Peace in his speech. There were more than 200 people attending this program.
Sunday School: Sunday School children performed dances, dramas, games and the “Jingle Bell” song, which was appreciated and demanded to be repeated by the audience.
CHRISTmas Aid Distribution for Widows: Save Pakistan has launched a new program named “Sharing Hope & Love” to help the poor, needy and disadvantaged widows who are facing socio-economic problems after the death of their life partners. When their husbands died there was no one to support them and they are alone in society and have to find ways to earn money in order to survive.
There were 50 widows selected who are most deserving of help from Save Pakistan. These widows were awarded food packages to meet their needs on the occasion of CHRISTmas. They were very happy to get help, and they were thankful to God.
CHRISTmas Aid Distribution for Orphans: Save Pakistan also arranged a program for orphans, who received food packages as well. It was really amazing to see their smiling faces. There were about 60 orphans selected for the food packages.
We have shared our love and hope with them as much as we can. These orphans are really precious to Save Pakistan founder Haseeb Masih and, of course, to God. Everybody was smiling when they received their food packages and, Haseeb said, “My heart filled with joy to see them. I'm really thankful to God.”
New Idea for 2012: Save Pakistan shared the idea of having fellowship through Bible studies in 2012. Pastors appreciated this New Year's resolution and made a commitment to adopt this idea in their churches in the next year.
In the End: Haseeb gave thanks to everyone in attendance and shared how Save Pakistan Ministries is serving the people and spreading the Word of God. Everybody stood and applauded. Some pastors and church leaders approached Haseeb afterward and encouraged him to keep up the Good Work for the glory of God. Save Pakistan also arranged a meal for all of our guests, serving the meal with these words: “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!”
“We are really thankful to God, Who makes it possible for us to serve Him as He wants,” Haseeb says. “I'm really thankful to you as you are praying (for God's work in Pakistan). May the Lord bless you and use you mightily for 2012. Amen.”
Delivering the Word, Part 2
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011
Evangelist Haseeb Masih, the founder of Save Pakistan Ministries, was involved in a motorcycle accident of suspicious origin in late November. He was being followed by two “helmeted men” when, “suddenly, another man came in front of him (on another motorbike). We are really thankful to our God that He saved our brother Haseeb,” said Najeeb Ishtiaq, a Save Pakistan coordinator.
While Haseeb was recuperating from injuries, Najeeb took a Save Pakistan team to distribute another 50 Urdu Bibles purchased with funds provided by God through Climbing For Christ “to the most hungry and thirsty people in our target area,” Haseeb said.
Delivering Living Water for the thirsty to drink.
“I really don't have words to thank Climbing For Christ (for) helping us with Bible provision for those people who are unaware about the word of God,” Haseeb said. “We still need thousands of Urdu Bibles for those who don't have and could not afford (their own Bible). Our mission is to reach out all over Pakistan with the Word of God, and it's possible with your precious prayers and financial support. So please keep praying for more Bibles.”
Delivering the Word
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011
Sharing the Word with one of 100 new believers.
Haseeb Masih and other members of Save Pakistan Ministries have returned from a mission trip to deliver 100 Urdu Bibles provided through giving by Climbing For Christ members in the United States.
“We have reached 100 lost souls with the Word of God,” Haseeb emailed. “Praise the Lord! That was really a great opportunity to serve these people with the Word of God.
“They were very happy getting Bibles and they promised us that they will read and recite it every day with their families.”
Haseeb Masih unpacks Bibles, above, for delivery into the mission field, below.
Haseeb conveyed a message to Climbing For Christ supporters, saying the people receiving these Bibles “are so thankful to you for your great efforts.” He added that there are thousands still desiring Bibles in Pakistan.
“We promised (some of) them we will provide them on our next mission trip,” Haseeb said. “I asked them to pray that the Lord would provide for them soon.”
Support for the purchase and delivery of Urdu Bibles to Christ followers in Islamic Pakistan is still welcome. One Bible costs just US$6. To date, Climbing For Christ has raised nearly $800. Can you help fund this project? Send gifts to Climbing For Christ, P.O. Box 16290, Rochester, NY 14616-0290 USA or CLICK HERE and give via PayPal.
Bibles for Pakistan
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
Whether it was on a mission to the Mariabad Mela festival in September or while holding an open-air revival in October, Evangelist Haseeb Masih was consistent in his request. He needed Urdu Bibles.
“We need 4,000 Urdu Bibles for our outreach (to) new believers,” Haseeb, a Climbing For Christ member, said in September. “Those believers are really poor people and they are not able to buy their own Bible. We promised them that we will provide Bibles free of cost to new believers as early as possible.
“Being a Christian, everyone should have a Bible so they could read it every day and could know about Christianity. New believers are waiting for their own Bibles.”
One Bible costs US$6.
On Monday, Oct. 24, Climbing For Christ was blessed to wire US$600 to Haseeb to purchase 100 Bibles for the many new believers who are coming to Christ in Pakistan.
“As we all know,” Haseeb has said, “we can’t make a clap with one hand. But we can make a very big sound when we all join our hands to clap. In the same way we can join our hands to help with Urdu Bibles for poor and needy people — to show the love of God.”
For many months, Climbing For Christ has been praying for Haseeb and Save Pakistan Ministries, which God used him to found and lead. We have put our hands together to request the Lord’s protection and provision, and we have put our hands together to give Him praise for the work He is doing through Save Pakistan.
Pastor Ishtiaq preaching in the open air.
“We had very good and blessed Revival Open Air Meeting in a village where there were about 500 people,” Haseeb reported on Oct. 13. “My father, Pastor Ishtiaq, delivered the message of Good News. Everybody was blessed to hear that Word of God. More than half of the people came up to confess and accept Christ as their Savior. I saw an unbelievable zeal and passion among the people.
“God is using us abundantly for His glory in Pakistan. Keep us in your prayer; we need your prayers and support. We are reaching areas in Pakistan in the Gospel where no one likes to go. We want to win all of Pakistan for His glory.”
Haseeb shared a desire to provide these people with Urdu Bibles “so they could continue to recite the holy Bible in their houses. Please keep praying for the urgent Bible provision.”
“We had very good and blessed mission trip to Mariabad Mela,” Haseeb said on Sept. 12. “As I told there were about 90,000 people. These people belong to different (religions), like Catholics and Mormons. They follow idolatry to the mother Mary. The Lord gave us an opportunity to proclaim the Gospel among them.
“We have printed a teaching for them in the shape of spiritual wall calendars. We wrote some verses about idolatry.
“We are very thankful to Jesus Christ; we have won about 2,000 souls for the kingdom of God through evangelism by distributing spiritual wall calendars. Lots of people responded to us that they were wrong, and now they will fellow Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord.”
Haseeb distributing Christian wall calendars.
Again, Haseeb said, “lots of people request us to provide them Urdu Bibles for true study. They belong to poor families and could not afford Bible for them. Please keep praying for the Bible’s provision soon.”
- CLICK HERE to read about more of the work the Lord has been doing through Save Pakistan Ministries.