Despite the threat of persecution,
the Church in Pakistan continues to grow.
Though the recently restored Diocese of Lahore is in the ACC's Second Province, their need for assistance goes beyond the ability of those in India alone. Father Mushtaq Andrew, the Archdeacon of the Diocese, is in the midst of war and tragedy, yet he and his flock are faithful and committed to Christ. This is not an easy thing to do in a predominantly Muslim country like Pakistan. As such, they are often forced to worship in places where such activity will not be suspected.
The Church in Pakistan is presently very fragile, but its members hold out hope for continued growth. An attempt is being made to build a church in the Model Town of Gujranwala, and work is currently in process.
The ACC Mission School in the Chowk Azam District provides a educational program very different from what is taught in the madrasses, but despite the pressure of the Islamic majority culture, there is a desire for Christian education.Without support from the West, however, this institution will struggle to sustain its activities itself for coming years.
Despite its tenuous situation, the Church in Pakistan still manages to minister to the community outside. Through the Pak-Anglican Social Service organization (PASS) items such as eyeglasses, clothes and medicine are distributed to those in need.
To find out more about the MSSP and its mission in Pakistan, contact the director, The Reverend Stephen Scarlett.
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We thank you for your support and ask you to keep the MSSP and those it serves in your prayers.