The city of Multan, in the Punjab, is an urban sprawl of 1.8 million people. The vast majority of its population are Muslims. Multan is known as the City of Sufis or City of Saints. Sufis take worship of Allah very seriously, to the point of mysticism.
In this context small Christian communities are developing. Patras, a Barnabas-funded pastor leads a lively congregation that has grown to 200 souls. In just one month three new families have joined the church and a total of 23 people accepted Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Pastor Patras also baptized 6 people and prepared another 9 for baptism.
This is quite extraordinary for a country and area where Christian activity and conversion is often met with extreme hostility and sometimes violence.
Source: BarnabasAid – The Barnabas Fund
BIBLE STUDY: 1 Peter 3:12-18
PRAISE: God that the Gospel is advancing in these places. Pray Christians will be strong in Christ.