Pakistani Update 6 6/16/21
As I had previously asked for prayer for the family staying with our Pakistani pastor, Sajid., in his apartment, here is an update.
Abid and his wife and 2 children have been staying with Sajid, Sidra, Sajid’s Mom and now their new baby, Dorcas in Sajid’s apartment..
Remember that both of their families (Abid’s family and his wife’s family) have rejected them for becoming Christians. He had also lost his job for the same reason.
Abid, had a severe case of covid-virus and was put on a ventilator a few days ago.
Last night (6/15/21), he went to be with the Lord. He leaves behind his wife and two children. While we can rejoice that he is now in the presence of Jesus and enjoying heaven, I would ask for prayer for his family.
Sajid had been supporting his family and paying Abid’s hospital bills. It’s too early to know what will become of Abid’s family now.
Sajid and Sidra need prayer also. While they are trusting God in all of this, they are feeling very worn out and battle weary.
Dorcas, their 3 week old daughter, came down with pneumonia one week ago. She was in the hospital overnight. The other Muslim parents, whose children had been in the hospital for several days, came to Sajid asking for him to pray for their kids. They recognized that Sajid’s God answered prayer while Allah had not.
Sajid prayed for them and got to tell them about Jesus.
Dorcas is doing well. Sajid’s Mom’s health is good one day and bad the next day. She has been a strong believer in Jesus her whole life.
Sajid is still in need of a job, preferably a translation job. Please continue praying for this. He really needs a good paying job.
His ministry is still going on in spite of all of this. Thank you for praying for these things.
Philippians 1:19…”…for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.”
For the sake of His Name,
Dave & Patti Maynard
Dave’s School of Apologetics Int’l (DSAI)