Pakistan is a populous and multi-ethnic country in South Asia. The name Pakistan derives from two words—"Pak" (Persian for holy, clean or pure) and "istan" (derives from the Hindi word "isthan," which means a place).
We were never intended to live in poverty, divided against one another, with little hope for peace. In the Kingdom of God, poverty, violence, division, and hopelessness will not exist. We believe the Church is God’s primary transforming agent in the world, and that the local church exists to make its community more like the Kingdom of God.
We partner with local indigenous leaders as they minister to the communities and cultures that they themselves are from. We start projects and programs in the hardest places and set up a plan for them to be self-sustaining in order for them to know independence and the value of reinvesting in their own communities.
Read on to learn how communities are being transformed in Pakistan.
Sewing Centers - A sewing project in Pakistan has made a transformational impact on the lives of women who are overlooked in society, allowing them to generate an income for their families as seamstresses and view themselves as beloved daughters of Christ.
Pakistan is a Muslim country in which Christians often face persecution. The message of Jesus is attractive to the vulnerable in this context. The idea that Jesus' life, death, and resurrection could make the poor in spirit children of God subverts the message of worthlessness many have been given throughout their lives.
If you would like to learn more about status reversal found in Jesus, check out The Global Gospel, written by Mission ONE Vice President, Werner Mischke.