Persecution more intense in Pakistan than previously reported

missionPakistan (MNN) — The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom released a report detailing Pakistan’s history of violence against religious freedom. In the last 18 months, the commission documented 203 incidents of violence in the name of religion, resulting in more than 700 deaths. Christian Aid Mission director for South Asia, Sarla Mahara, says those findings are likely the result of the blasphemy law. “The perception is correct, that it’s being used practically every day.” With such a high level of mistrust and antipathy, doesn’t that have an impact on Gospel work? Not as much as you might think. Christian Aid Mission, your link to indigenous missions, comes alongside the national believers. One of the ministries answered the 2012 Bible shortage. In fact, they reached a 20-year goal to distribute 100,000 Bibles. What can you do? “Whatever form of outreach that they are doing–going door-to-door or talking to a neighbor, pray for their safety. Pray for God’s special anointing for these people that they will have the wisdom.”

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