Christians in Pakistan are being denied food aid during the COVID-19 lockdown but the Church is stepping up to feed fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
Mission Network News reported that social distancing measures have severely limited Pakistani Christians. The religious minority labor every day for their daily food. Without being able to leave their home, these people need food distribution to survive. But they are being denied food aid because of their faith.
Pakistani Christians united
Jonathon is a Christian worker in Pakistan. He said that discrimination against religious minorities is common in Pakistan. They do not expect provision from their country anymore. He said that the Church in Pakistan has grown accustomed to receiving immense funds and supports from Christians in other countries when disaster happens. However, with the crisis of the virus affecting the whole world, that is no longer happening.
“The Pakistani Church is digging really deep into its own resources, and really stepping up to the plate,” he said. They are identifying individual families within each church. He added, “People within the church are giving just hugely, generously, an entire month’s salary or two month’s salary, to help feed their brothers and sisters in Christ.”
Christians do not compete for their resources. Rather, they work together to make sure everyone has enough.
The Church in Pakistan consists of 3 million Christian according to Jonathon. “Traditionally, they have been at the bottom rungs of society. They’ve been sanitation workers, and they came out of the lowest castes of Hinduism,” he said.
Today, Pakistani Christians are bold enough to share the good news of the risen Christ with Muslims. Jonathon said that although foreign Christian aid is dwindling, the local Church is burning to life.
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