Can God count on you to do what you can to free young people, entire families from what is modern day slavery. Some Christians in Pakistan are duped into taking small loans from brick kiln owners who are Muslims.
When the accelerated interest payments are applied the trap is launched and the loan taker becomes a literal slave to the brick kiln owner and is required to produce bricks in a vain attempt to pay back the loan and the drastic accelerated interest.
When the slave cannot keep up with the accelerated demands of interest accumulated then his wife is enslaved, and when together they cannot keep up then the children become enslaved. This slavery is real, it's brutal and it can affect entire generations as it did in Egypt when the people of God were enslaved making bricks.
Our SheepMaster Ministries campus and Pastor Kashif are engaged on a regular basis in freeing Christian slaves from this scourge. Pray for him and the SheepMaster Ministries campus. When Christians are freed it is done legally, with payments to pay off their debt in full, to help provide then an exit plan, resettlement and some level of assistance at forming a new free life. Remember these things about Pakistan.
Christianity is the third largest religion in Pakistan. According to the 2017 Census, the proportion of Christians in Pakistan was estimated as about 1.27% of the population.Of these, approximately half are Catholic and half Protestant. A small number of Eastern Orthodox Christians, and Oriental Orthodox Christians also live in Pakistan. Thomas the Apostle is credited with the arrival of Christianity to the Indian subcontinent. The very same Thomas who was once known as "Doubting Thomas" is the very same who took the Gospel to the far reaches of the Asian continental regions. When you give you are supporting the direct work of Apostle Thomas and helping to set free human Christian slaves. The average cost to free a slave family is about $1,500 U.S. dollars. Some are more, some are less and then the cost of helping them move, resettle and gain employment. Any amount you give goes toward this process of freeing God's people who live under constant persecution and these who live under abject slavery.
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