Christ For All Ministry is working in Pakistan to assist the local Christian population that is often marginalized and faces the constant threat of persecution. Christ For All Ministry is working to meet many of their basic physical needs and providing tools and instruction for their spiritual growth.
To fully understand the struggles the Christians in Pakistan one needs to know a little about the country of Pakistan.
Pakistan is located in Southern Asia; it borders the Arabian Sea to the South, India to the East, Iran and Afghanistan to the West and China to the North. Pakistan is the 6th most populous country in the world, with a population of 195,026,209 in January of 2017.
Pakistan is officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and is a predominantly Muslim nation. In fact, 95% of the population is Muslim, about 1.6% or 3.1 million are Christian, and the remaining are made up of Hinduism, Sikhism, etc.
In 1947 Pakistan gained independence when British India was separated into India, West Pakistan (Pakistan today) and East Pakistan (Bangladesh today). In 1956 Pakistan became a Republic leaving the Commonwealth of Nations and continually struggled between civilian rule and military rule.
Under the rule of General Zia-ul-Haq in 1979 the secular policies of the government where replace with Islamic Shariah legal code which is based on laws from the Quran. Since the turn of the century, subsequent governments have successively increased the Shariah law and introduced many laws and legislation that are oppressive and discriminatory to minorities, namely Christians. One of these laws that are now being enforced is the Blasphemy law which is extremely subjective and is used to target Christians and other minorities.
Christ For All Ministry has been working in Pakistan since 2015 primarily in the area in and around the city of Lahore in the province of Punjab. Our ministry seeks to assist and help spiritually build the Christian populations living in these areas so they can then be a light to the world around them.
Sunday School Programs
Christ For All Ministry provides and promotes Sunday School for the children of the area, believing that the teaching of the Gospel to the children is essential to the future of the Church.
Food and Aide Programs
Through Christ For All Ministry food and some financial support is provided to our brothers and sister in Christ who are struggling to meet their daily needs. Many of the people we support are women with children whose husbands are in jail (many accused of blasphemy, or other biased laws), or women who have been forced to marry a Muslim man and then are rejected shortly after because they do not truly convert to Islam. Christ For All Ministry is also thankful to provide assistance to families who are in hiding due to persecution and therefore cannot work.
Food being distributed Christmas 2016
Gathering food for Christmas 2016 Motorcycle being loaded to deliver food
Home Groups and Seminars
Christ For All Ministry is also working to strengthen the faith and knowledge of the Gospel of Christ through hosting Bible study seminars and starting home groups. Through these online seminars, the Christians of Pakistan are taught the richness of what Jesus has done for us and gain a better understanding of the meaning of the Gospel. Christ For All Ministry believes this teaching is extremely important for our fellow believers in Pakistan in order to bring the reconciliation ministry and prepare them to be ambassadors of Christ.