Daily Topic for May 13, 2017

Acts 16:14, NET
After she and her household were baptized, she urged us, “If you consider me to be a believer in the Lord, come and stay in my house.” And she persuaded us.

Pray that as God opened the heart of Lydia, He will open Pakistani hearts to the gospel.

Pakistanis in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), TX

by RO, guest writer from Global Gates

Pakistan, meaning ‘Land of the Pure,’ is a predominantly Muslim country of over 191 million people. Pakistanis see themselves as pure Muslims and hold strongly to traditional Muslim dress, culture, and religious precepts. Those who immigrate to the US do so primarily to improve their lives economically. Approximately 50,000 Pakistanis live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) area. They tend to be well educated and well established economically.
Pakistanis in DFW are overwhelmingly Muslim. They are open to discussions about religion, but express deeply entrenched objections to the Christian faith. They believe that the Bible has been corrupted, that Jesus was only man, that He did not die on the cross, and that Islam has come to take the place of all other religions. They see Mohammed as the final prophet of God, and the Qur’an as the flawless record of what was revealed to him by God.
Even if a Muslim does begin to believe the message of the gospel, it is very difficult for him or her to take a stand as a follower of Christ. In Pakistan, those who decide to follow Christ will face physical persecution and possibly even death. While this is not likely in the US, the convert will face rejection by his family and the wider Muslim community.

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Pray for spiritual breakthroughs among the Pakistani Muslims in the DFW area that will lead to church planting movements in Pakistan.

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