A Pakistani teenager who became a Christian led his family and entire tribe to follow Jesus in one of the most dangerous countries to be a Christian.
Pakistani Teenager Becomes A Christian
In a Mission News Network (MNN) report, a 17-year-old teen evangelized his entire tribe to embrace Jesus. This remarkable testimony happened after “Rehan,” his pseudonym, gave his life to Jesus.
According to the report, Rehan worked as a waiter when he met a Christian. The Christian guy, Safdar, was a truck driver who partnered with a missions group called FMI. He gave the teen an audio Bible to which he listened to. Then soon, the teen came to Safdar to talk about God and the Bible. Finally, he accepted Jesus and was baptized. But the story didn’t end there as he became an evangelist.
Leading Entire Tribe To Jesus
Rehan soon boldly shared Jesus with his family, then with his community members. Despite the threats of intense persecution Christians face in Pakistan, it didn’t stop the teen from sharing the Gospel. Perhaps the fullness of the Holy Spirit gave him strength and courage to do what he must do.
According to Open Doors USA’s “2022 World Watch List” notes, “Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a Christian.” It ranks eighth on the list.
“In Pakistan, Christians are considered second-class citizens and are discriminated against in every aspect of life,” said Open Doors. “Church leaders can be arrested if they don’t abide by the authorities’ wishes. These arrests act as warnings to the Christian minority and intimidates them further.”
Hence, the 17-year-old’s parents felt scared at first. But they eventually received Christ as Rehan pressed on.
Further, Rehan also invited missionaries to minister to his entire tribe and share the Gospel, said Nehemiah, who works for FMI. And many accepted Christ. Now, their 60-person tribe stopped participating in Muslim prayer and followed Jesus instead.
“One evening, he gathered all the tribe’s members under one big tent,” Nehemiah told MNN. “First, Rehan showed a movie about Jesus. Then, an FMI partner shared a 15-minute devotion about new hope in Christ. That day, a 17-year-old boy led his whole tribe to the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Let’s continue to pray for God’s covering and protection for them as they continue to spread the Gospel in the entire region in Pakistan.