Why Prisoner ministry in Pakistan
Pakistani Christians often discriminated against because of their faith and standing as members of Pakistan’s lowest caste, find that discrimination follows them in prisons as well.
The justice system is extremely slow in Pakistan and, as a result, thousands of Pakistanis languish in overcrowded jails, having yet to face trial. As many Christians are accused of blasphemy only because of personal vendettas or vested interests, it takes years before courts absolve them of false charges.
World Watch Monitor met several Christian inmates, who revealed that they are mistreated because of their religion. They said that as soon as it was revealed to other prisoners that they are Christian, the attitudes of other prisoners and officers towards them changed and they were treated as ‘untouchables’ and forced to clean the toilets.
We are pressing on to make Jesus Known in all possible ways in men, women, and juveniles in jails and prisons in Pakistan. Now are a great need and a big challenge than ever before to reach the hopeless people with the message of love, Hope and Salvation. Pakistani Christians often discriminated against because of their faith and standing as members of Pakistan’s lowest caste, find that discrimination follows them in prisons as well.
I would like to encourage you to stand with us in prayers for the Christians prisoners of Pakistan, that Christian prisoners have lost their religious freedom and are facing the persecution. In Pakistan millions of Christians are routinely persecuted, tortured, raped and murdered by a society that does not tolerate them. I call upon all members of the Christian community globally to speak on behalf of the Christians in Pakistan and to highlight the distressing, dangerous and life-threatening conditions that we all live under.
I pray that may the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you and guide you make you a part of our mission.
God bless you
Faisal Manzoor (Founder & President)
Bright Hope pakistan