Many of us are disheartened at the struggles we face in our daily lives as we work to supply all the needs for our families. Yet, if we took our eyes off of ourselves we would see that in some countries people are going through far worse tribulations than we ever imagined – and we would be very humbled. There are people – missionaries – who have forsaken all their own desires of living a prosperous life just so they can help the people who have been horribly ravaged from the damnation of war.
Waqas Arshad lives with his parents and two brothers in a desolated area of Pakistan that has grievously survived the fatal attacks of war, and they are five people who have chosen to help others instead of themselves. As Christians they have a love for people, and God has chosen them to work in a ministry called Passion of Christ Ministries Pakistan where they teach the people about the Lord and lead them in praise and worship. But it doesn’t stop there. There are many precious children all around them whose lives have been shattered by the death of their parents and the horrors of war, and this family is trying at their own expense to provide a home for all of them.
As the days go on, they find more and more children and they work to keep and maintain the broken building they call home, and although other caring souls help with food and supplies, it’s not enough. These children are still suffering from the horror that has ripped the joy from their lives, and the fear of it goes on because there is not enough money to supply food, medicine or education for them. Their hope of a better life is very shallow.
Living conditions are unkind as the threat of death from starvation and disease hovers over them. Waqas and his family have given up their own home to live in a worn structure where they carry on with God’s ministry. They have taken in many children to give them a home, but they need a proper orphanage; something bigger and more secure.
If five people can take thirty children out of the debris of garbage and death and give them love and hope for a better life, how much more can ten people give? Or a hundred? Or a thousand? Waqas is asking for our help.
…“Greetings in the beloved name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. This is Waqas Arshad from Pakistan and we are sharing with you that we are happy and thanking God for choosing us to help the orphans and for winning the souls for His kingdom. Our future plan is to build an orphanage for our orphans and we humbly request that you and your church people join your hands in prayers with Care Orphan Organization, and believe with us that God can meet us with our orphans’ needs for this project. Life is very short to complete His work because we believe that we are living in the last days and His return is very near.”
“Because I delivered the poor who cried for help and the fatherless who had none to help him.” … Job 29:12
The Mission of Care Orphan Organization
Pakistan has a population of about 175,000,000 and 30 percent of these are children who are suffering from malnutrition. The goal of Care Orphan Organization is to reach those children who live on the streets and whose future is shortened to months because of the lack of care, love, food and medicine. Many of these children have no hope of an education because they are far from the schools and yet they’re smart, ambitious and willing to learn.
…“We thank the Lord that HE gave us this opportunity to run another program, “Care Orphan Support Program”. We have 30 orphan children who are under care of Passion of Christ Ministries Pakistan, and as you know, this organization is a non-profit organization. We are helping them with schooling, feeding, clothing, and as well we are teaching them the basics of the Bible because that’s what we believe God has chosen us to do.”
The cost for each child every month is $32 US, so 30 children is costing Waqas and his family and friends $960 every month to care for these children, and this has been a great struggle for them – but now there are more children than there is money to care for them. He is asking for our help; for a commitment to support just one child, to give just one child quality life. They have faith in God that He will provide for their needs because God said to ask and it would be given to them.
“For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” … Matthew 7:8
God uses people to work with people when He gives His blessings. Will you be one of those people?
…“Please join your hands with us in serving love for our orphan support and in helping these children by giving your token of love and by remembering them with your love in your daily prayers. Amen. Many blessings from Pakistan. Your brother in Christ, Waqas Arshad.”
Waqas is currently working on creating a website for this ministry, and when it’s published it will show everyone the depth of the hurt that these people suffer, and it will give an insight to the challenge that Waqas and his family face each day. If you could make it a monthly commitment to support just one child it would be a tremendous help, but even if you would just make a one-time gift of $30 it would be a blessing and it would give hope to a needy child.
Please send your donations by cheque to Passion of Christ Ministries Pakistan:
Attention Waqas Arshad, #6 Bilal Street, Waris Pura, Faisalabad, Pakistan 38000
Nothing brings more joy to a child than love and knowing what it is to be loved. Please help Waqas and his family build an orphanage – a home – so they can continue to be a loving family to these precious children.
“Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world, for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.” … Matthew 25:34-36