Pakistan, a nation that bears fruit
Many miracles took place. Tumors disappeared, deaf heard, blind saw and crippled walked. One woman was carried through the crowd and all could see that her lower part of her body didn't work. After the message about the crippled man everybody could see this woman enter the stage and walk to and fro.
Pakistan is one of our most fruitful nations. The people in Pakistan hunger for the pure and true gospel. Marcus and I went with two hungry team members to the province of Punjab in the north east part of the country. Two gospel festivals were planned but we didn’t get the permission for the second one. The one we held were in a football field outside the city of Sanga Hill. Fifty buses went around picking up people in the surrounding villages. The hunger was so great that we saw people sitting on the roofs of the buses, due to no place inside the buses. Every night we preached a crystal clear gospel about eternal life, heaven and hell and the forgiveness of sin. The response was overwhelming and almost everyone came forward to receive Jesus as their savior. Demons left and bondages were broken as Jesus moved into their hearts.
During the gospel festival 14,735 people sought salvation in Jesus Christ and filled in a follow up cards. The local churches are now working hard to contact all these people. The follow up work is a big part of the work we do and during the five years we have worked with our coordinator Imran hundreds of house churches have been planted as a result from our gospel festivals.
Many miracles took place. Tumors disappeared, deaf heard, blind saw and crippled walked. One woman was carried through the crowd and all could see that her lower part of her body didn’t work. After the message about the crippled man everybody could see this woman enter the stage and walk to and fro. The next day her husband was set free from evil spirits and he also testified from the stage what Jesus had done. There are so much more to tell how whole families experienced miracles and healings but the most important is the miracles of salvation that took place in thousands of lives.
A Fire conference for pastors and leaders was arranged in the city. The strongest memory we have from this conference were the group of small children that were gloriously filled with the Holy Spirit and heavenly tongues flowed from their lips. There were also some newly saved women, still wearing their veils, that were amazed what happened on their inside when the Spirit of God filled them.
That we didn’t get the permission for the second gospel festival hit us hard, but we prayed and believed that everything would work out for good. And that was exactly what happened, Jesus didn’t only open one but several doors. In little more than one week our coordinator did the impossible. We had several village meetings and God saved, healed and delivered many people. We preached in a Bible school, and all the students received Marcus’ book. Another pastors seminar was arranged and afterwards they testified how the teaching had changed their ministry. At last, but not least, we preached in Television, Barkat TV, that broadcasts to about hundred nations through satellite and Webb-TV over all the earth. We recorded two of the gospel festivals nights and three other programs in the studio. In stead of a gospel festival where we could have reached thousands God opened a door for us to potentially reach millions with the gospel of Jesus Christ.