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Our Greatest Opportunity

Bring literacy and the Gospel to Pakistan!

Driven from their impoverished lives in Punjab, hundreds of families live in the “Bastees” (slums), just outside of Islamabad, Pakistan. The government has declared that these shanti-towns are “illegal” and wants to shut them down completely. Some of these dwellers have been there for nearly 30 years. A majority of them are women who are illiterate but trying to provide for their uneducated children. Most of the women cannot even write their own names. A number of the dwellers are Muslim men and women, but many come from a very nominal Christian background. Several are displaced in these slums because…

A Lighthouse in Central Asia

Adilet had a comfortable life with his wife and three children. Suddenly, he lost his job and, in the depths of despair, turned to alcohol. His drinking became so severe that his wife and children walked away. A member of the Good News Church began visiting Adilet to share Jesus with him. Adilet angrily threw him out every time yelling, “I am a Muslim and I won’t betray my faith.” But the Christian brother kept coming back and declared, “When things are bad and you ask Jesus to forgive you, then Jesus will help you.” One night, when Adilet was deeply intoxicated and thought…

Equipping the Future for Muslim Ministry

This past month fellow believers from 120 nations gathered in Springfield, MO., for the Centennial Celebration of the Assemblies of God. What a celebration it was as we reflected upon what God has done. Our task, however, is far from finished! In light of this 100-year reflection, we have been thanking God for what the Holy Spirit birthed in the heart of our founder, David Irwin: his vision to reach Muslims with the gospel. Here are some of the highlights of what God has done through Global Initiative (formerly Center for Ministry to Muslims or CMM) since 1982: The Jumaa Prayer…

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