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). 


Much like anywhere else in the world—opportunities often come through networking. Because Christians are a small minority group in Pakistan and often persecuted, job opportunities are limited and Christians are left to work the hardest of jobs, if they can find work at all. Jobs with conditions that are challenging and have limited access to healthcare means more men are dying. Culturally, since women are taken care of by their husbands or sons, widows either become burdens on their families or are forced to beg on the streets. Paying dowries is still a practice used in Pakistan, which can lead to marrying girls off while they are young to help a struggling family earn money. There are even Christian communities in Pakistan who feel forced into this practice.

our approach

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. 

Little girls getting excited after seeing foreign people in their village in Hushe region of Skardu, 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. 

Gospel Context

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.