The mission in Pakistan grows like a beautiful rose in the desert. Surrounded by a nation that is 97 percent Muslim many seeds are being sown. More than 120,000 Christian books have been distributed. More than 44,000 people have been enrolled in the Bible Correspondence and Teaching School. Copies of The Promise have been published—10,000 copies into Pashtu, the language of the northwest tribal region of Pakistan, and 20,000 copies into Punjabi, a third language of Pakistan.
The “Feeding Jesus’ Lambs in Pakistan” Sunday school ministry cares for more than 1,000 children in 17 different Sunday schools.
The Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pakistan is experiencing inward and outward growth. The first-ever Bible Institute was held in August with 14 students and their wives attending. Each student will oversee four house churches and visit each one weekly. What the students learn in the Bible Institute, they will teach in the 56 house churches. Three times a year we hold three day workshops for the teachers in our 17 Sunday Schools. We also conduct non-formal schools for children who otherwise would not receive an education. Each of the 13 non-formal schools serves about 20 students. The Bible Correspondence and Teaching School has distributed Christian literature to 55,567 students. We have made many improvements to our website which offers a great array of Christian literature in Urdu and English along with videos of Bible stories. WELS Christian Aid and Relief continues to provide humanitarian aid through free medical clinics, earthquake and flood relief, charity for the poor, and sewing classes.