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Update: Pakistani Parents with Their Children

Pakistan

A post on this site last year told the story of a Christian mother and father who went to prison after their children had a quarrel with Muslim children at school. The Christian parents were falsely accused of blasphemy. Read the story here.

Earlier this year, the court found that the charges against the couple were false. The father had been released on bail earlier, and now the children’s mother is also free!

Please continue to pray for the family and for Christians still in prison in Pakistan. Visit www.callformercy.com to learn about another mother in a Pakistani prison for blasphemy, Asia Bibi.


The Story of Jesus in Pakistan

Pakistan

The Voice of the Martyrs recently distributed booklets that tell the story of Jesus to schoolchildren in Pakistan where most of the people are Muslim.

As you look at the photos of some of the children, pray for all who received the booklets.

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Making Bricks in Pakistan

Many Christians in Pakistan are very poor. In many cases they have not been able to get the education they need, and Muslims are often given the best jobs. Christians are forced to take hard, low-paying jobs. Many work at brick factories making bricks for less than 10 dollars a day.

SDOK, The Voice of the Martyrs’ sister mission in the Netherlands, took the video below of a brick maker in Pakistan. Do you think you could do that job all day, six days a week like Christians in Pakistan?

To read stories about Christian brick makers in Pakistan, read our posts Waiting for Moses and Pakistan: Youth Sunday School Teacher Shares With Muslims. For instructions on making your own brick, visit this guide.


Chapatis

Chapatis

Chapatis are a kind of flatbread cooked in Pakistan. They are round and about the size of a dinner plate. Pieces of chapatis can be used instead of a fork to pick up other food.

To make chapatis, mix 1¼ cups of flour with ½ cup of water until you can form the mixture into a ball. (Add more flour or water if necessary.) Make golf ball-size balls out of the dough. Roll each ball in flour, then pat or roll it into a 5-inch to 6-inch circle. Put each circle in a hot frying pan for a few minutes until it is lightly browned. (Use no oil.) Turn it over and lightly brown the other side.

Can you share chapatis or another Pakistani food with someone while also sharing facts about Christians in Pakistan with them? Enter “Pakistan” in the search box to find more stories. Find additional Pakistani recipes here or in Bold Believers in Pakistan, an activity book in the Downloads section.


Persecuted for Sharing the Gospel

Nadia and her family now
Pakistan man reading a Christian book

Rachid is a 7-year-old boy in Pakistan. Rachid’s uncle, Kazim, is an evangelist. After working as a farmer during the day, Kazim rode his bicycle from place to place at night telling people the good news of Jesus.

One night as he was getting ready, six radical Muslim men came to his house. The men did not like Kazim because he taught Muslims about Jesus.

Kazim whispered to Rachid, who was nearby, “Please take my Bible and keep it with you.” Kazim knew that the Muslims might try to harm him. They had tried to force him to give up his faith in Christ once before. He wanted to make sure his Bible would be safe.

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