Pakistan: Christian’s Faith Strong
Imprisoned Christian, Sandul Bibi, remains strong in her faith and is concerned about her family’s faith despite being in prison for the past eight months, according to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts.
Sandul has been encouraged by the prayers of other believers and her spirits are high even though the prison is hot and she has been suffering from allergies. Her family has provided her with medication for the allergies. In spite of these challenges, Sandul is concerned with her family’s faith and encourages them to remain strong in the Lord.
In October 2008, Sandul and her father Gulsher Masih were arrested and charged with violating section 295-B of the Pakistani legal code, the “blasphemy” law. Sandul was falsely accused of ripping pages from the Quran. On Oct. 9 a large crowd of Muslims attacked Christian families at a church, throwing stones and firing guns. They were shouting, “Kill Gulsher and his daughter Sandul.” Sandul and her father, Gulsher Masih, were arrested after a mob from the local mosque surrounded their house. Loudspeakers from different mosques broadcast accusations that Christians had disgraced the Quran, calling Muslims to attack and burn their homes. The angry crowd threw stones at Sandul’s home. Christians believe Sandul and her father were targeted and arrested because they were aggressively winning villagers to Christ.
The Voice of the Martyrs actively supports persecuted believers in Pakistan numerous ways like, Action Packs, evangelistic tools to win Muslims for Christ and Bible school training. VOM has supported Sandul and Gulsher and provided assistance to their family during the difficult time. VOM encourages you to send letters of encouragement to Sandul and Gulsher at http://www.prisoneralert.com