Sunday, May 15, 2011

Put Feet to Their Faith With a Project Through Star Sunday School & Youth Ministry!

Pakistan has been in the news quite a lot these last couple weeks . . . but what do we really know about Pakistan? According to Wikipedia . . . 
  • Pakistan sits "along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast."  
  • Pakistan has "over 170 million people, it is the sixth most populous country in the world and has the second largest Muslim population after Indonesia."
  • "Pakistan has the seventh largest standing armed force and is the only Muslim-majority nation to possess nuclear weapons. It is designated as a major non-NATO ally of the United States and a strategic ally of China. It is a founding member of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and a member of the United Nations"
  • "The name Pakistan means Land of (the) Pure" 
  • "Pakistan is the second-most populous Muslim-majority country and also has the second-largest Shi'a population in the world. About 97% of the Pakistanis are Muslim."
  • There is no freedom of religion in Pakistan
You have an opportunity to involve the children in your ministry with a service project to "Put Feet to Their Faith" and help Pakistani children. Involve the children in your ministry in a project to provide crayons and coloring pages for the children in Pakistan. I'm very happy to share with you the ministry of the Star Sunday School & Youth Ministry - Rev. Daniail Bashir is the Director of the Star Sunday School & Youth Ministry. I was amazed to learn he leads 30 Sunday schools of nearly 1000 children in different villages and urban areas throughout his area of the Punjab, Pakistan! Challenge your kids to donate new boxes of crayons and money to pay for shipping them to Pakistan. In addition, make use of your copy machine and print out some of the free coloring pages from Ministry-to-Children's website - Daniail said he doesn't have the ability to print these pages for the children in his ministry - these pages are free to download and print; I'd recommend the Easter and the Days of creation coloring pages. 

Take a moment to pray for Daniail and his ministry to the children of Pakistan and consider sharing this ministry with the children in your ministry, because while we may speak different languages, wear different clothes and live in different countries we all need Jesus. Most importantly, when we receive Jesus' forgiveness we are all part of the same family! Consider what you can do to introduce the children in your ministry to their Pakistani family!

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