As the Christian world celebrated the happy occasion of Easter, more than 70 of our brothers and sisters in Pakistan lost their lives in a suicide attack. At least 300 more were injured. The impact of this blast extends to the families who lost loved ones, the Christian community, and the people of Pakistan.
In partnership with the Midwest District of The Alliance, CAMA had the opportunity to respond to this recent bombing in participation with a ministry in Pakistan. Immediately, the ministry took action through first aid and relief. The team also personally visited family members and survivors.
Their relief efforts will continue through the month of April as they extend their care to 30 plus families (at least 150 people total). The focus is to counsel and meet the needs of victims with emergency food, medical supplies, and adaptive equipment necessary for the injured.
These three areas are being addressed:
1. Medical help for critically injured victims.
2. Adaptive equipment like wheelchairs, crutches, and walkers for amputees and the injured.
3. Emergency food and medical aid for families who lost their primary breadwinner.
We are thankful our funds have already provided adaptive equipment for 30 survivors.
To minister to the soul, Christian literature will be distributed to families. Local Christian youth and church leaders have volunteered to help with distribution of literature and food supplies. Two pro-bono counselors and two volunteer doctors are also helping in this relief effort.
Please keep this ministry and these believers in your daily prayers. They continue to be powerful witnesses of Christ and His resurrection despite regular persecution. As the family of Christ, let us hold to the truth:
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35-40)”