Women and children in Pakistan must work hard to find affordable, quality medical care. Corruption, poor medical practices, and lack of access to places offering good medical care to women and children are some of the many obstacles. Pakistan ranked 149 out of 179 countries on the Maternal Mortality Ratio Index, and the infant mortality rate is also relatively high. But, followers of Christ in rural Pakistan have taken the initiative to provide medical care to thousands of women and children from both rural and urban areas through a small rural women’s hospital. Many of the patients are hurting emotionally as well and without hope spiritually. These followers of Christ at the hospital offer quality medical care and hope through the good news of Christ. Your gift will offset the basic costs of health care for women and their children who cannot afford the medical care they need.
Each year, the hospital treats more than ten thousand patients, and more than three hundred babies are born there. Through their initiatives, women are receiving excellent medical care and are assured that they will not receive poorly done cesareans or be abused during their “treatment.” Through prayer and the good news of Christ, these women and children are receiving spiritual healing as well. Will you help ensure that no woman or child will be turned away because of what they can’t afford? Prayerfully consider a gift to the Rural Women’s Hospital to guarantee that the low-income women of Pakistan and their children will receive the physical care and spiritual awakening that they so desperately need.
South Asian peoples live within a kaleidoscope of colors, a cacophony of sounds, and a buffet of flavors that ignite the senses and warm the soul. This enigmatic region is the birthplace of four world religions but is also home to the world's highest concentration of lostness.
The 1.6 billion people of South Asia are concentrated in an area less than half the size of the USA. Muslims and Hindus comprise the overwhelming religious majority. Every week 225,000 South Asians die, most without Christ. Yet there are glimmers of gospel hope. Through the work of local Christians and foreign workers God is bringing South Asians to faith in Jesus, the church is growing, and stories of Christ’s redeeming power are emerging from the field.
More than a billion South Asian eyes are searching for hope. Pray for members of six churches who have been trained to share their faith. Ask God to use their efforts to create a movement of his Spirit across the city and throughout the region!