Building on a friendship from David and Isabella’s Revival Training School time, we have been working with a local church movement, Gospel of the Kingdom Ministries in Pakistan since 2011. Our goal is to equip them with spiritual understanding to stand boldly and powerfully and to shine in their dark land.
Pakistan is ranked one of the worst countries in the world in most international studies: from corruption, to Islamic terrorism and persecution of Christians or violence against women. The nation was founded to put an end to the violent disputes between Indian Hindus and Muslims at the time of Indian independence. But to this day, it struggles with a particular cocktail of toxic problems. For decades America poured billions of dollars in to support the Pakistani government in the battle against radical Islam, only to find Bin Laden happily living under the noses of the Pakistani military.
So what does this show? Well it ain’t rocket science! If you have a nation that is 97% Muslim, don’t invest in their army! Invest in those who preach the gospel. Only the Gospel of Jesus Christ can bring hope in such situations. Only Jesus gives a formula for breaking out of the cycle of revenge and retaliation. Islam requires that you kill someone who turns away from the Muslim religion. But Jesus says love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.