A few days from the time you receive this letter we’ll share Jesus Christ in Pakistan with hundreds of thousands of Muslims who have never heard the Gospel. What God has done in this country that is 97.5% Islamic is historical…...and it has truly been a TEAM WORK with Jesus, and you and I, working together.
I am bragging on Jesus when I say that I don’t know of any ministry in the world that has been given so much divine favor in the Muslim world. I am deeply conscious of what the Apostle Paul told the Corinthians:
“A great and effective door has opened to me and there are many adversaries.”
[1 Cor 16:9].
In another epistle Paul echoed a similar sentiment:
“When I came to .. preach Christ’s gospel, a door was opened to me by the Lord.”
[2 Cor 2:12].
Sure, there are “adversaries”. After all, President Obama has called Pakistan the most dangerous nation in the world. And that’s what makes this truly MIRACULOUS. To have open doors, when we are surrounded by Christian friends and churches is one thing, but to open doors in the midst of opposition and terror is something only God can do.
This next Gospel Campaign is in Sargodha with several million people and also a military centre. Foreigners are not even allowed to travel as tourists to this city, and yet the police have given me permission.
We must not just casually assume that these doors will be open forever, or even one year from now, or even next month. The time is now!
And remember that our strongest weapon against terrorism is the Gospel. When Jesus Christ changes thousands of hearts in these Gospel Campaigns, there is no longer room for hatred.
Let me share my heart plainly. God knows that I am ready to preach the gospel anywhere, even if it means risking my life. Don’t misunderstand me; I am not a ‘daredevil’, who takes chances, because I enjoy it. No, I go to Pakistan only because of the peace in my heart, that Jesus Christ is with me and that the angels of God are encamping round about me.
God’s love compels us to consider the words of King Solomon:
“He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame”, [Prov. 10:5].
This is our SUMMER OF GATHERING.... and we must not be asleep spiritually. Conventional wisdom is that summer is not a good time to conduct gospel outreaches, mainly because giving to missions goes down in the summertime when people are focused on vacations and other things.
To be dead and risen with Christ means that conventional wisdom does not govern our lives. Recently my attention was drawn to the biography of Kathryn Kuhlman, entitled Daughter of Destiny, and written shortly after she went to be with the Lord. My heart was gripped by how this woman of God, embraced the reality of “death from herself ”, from her own achievements and from the good and bad that had happened to her.
This is a necessary reality for all believers - to recognize that we have died from self and have our new identity in Jesus Christ. That’s why, conventional wisdom or not, when God opens the door, we must go through that door with the anointing of God’s Spirit.
It is a holy privilege to share the Gospel “to every creature” (Mark 16:15). God didn’t entrust this message of salvation to angels, but to us. What a privilege!
Today there are more open doors than ever in history, and still almost 3 billion people have limited or no access to the Gospel. Many have never even heard Jesus’ name and others have no idea that He came, “to seek and to save that which was lost”, (Luke 19:10).
As I leave for Pakistan, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. Just one week after the Pakistan campaign, I will move on to another Muslim city, Makassar (population 3 million) in Indonesia.
Please plant your most generous seed gift in expectation of a GREAT INGATHERING OF SOULS. We must not ‘sleep’ now while it is harvest time. God promised that “He that goes forth and weeps bearing precious seeds shall doubtless come again with rejoicing bringing his sheaves with him.” (Psalm 126:6).
This INGATHERING of souls involves “going forth” and sometimes “weeping”, but the end result is “rejoicing”. The price of taking the Gospel to the world is costly and precious, but the reward is glorious both NOW and for ETERNITY.
Please act now!
I believe God is speaking to you to participate with your seed offering. The next ten days are crucial. Please, don’t delay. Thank you in Jesus’ name!
Love in Christ,
Peter YoungrenGive Your Best Seed HereMy Prayer Request