Saleem: November 2012

Monsoon rains come to Pakistan every July and August, but last year it was worst for Pakistan. The heavy rain was also predicted by the metrological department in Pakistan. The RCCM Rescue Team is always ready to respond in any emergency in Pakistan. Therefore, RCCM got information from its pastors in the ZaferWal and Narowal City that there was rain water and Chenab river water flooding in the 8 village areas, affecting the people in these areas.

Irrigation officials in Sialkot and the Flood Forecasting Division told reporters that in Gujranwala, three people died after the collapse of decrepit buildings. In ZaferWal and Narowal (affected village areas Komoza and Nishana), 3 people died and 2 sisters are missing. The cause of this flood is heavy rain and Chenab river water. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif ordered all departments concerned to deploy relief and rescue teams in flood-prone areas.

RCCM Rescue Team took a journey on Sunday night at 2:00 am to ZaferWal and Narowal. The team consisted of Babu Finhas, Babar Sabar, Pastor Anjum Shoukat, Parvaiz Masih and Pastor Atif. All members gathered at RCCM office and Pastor Tahir
Saleem blessed the team and prayed for the journey. The team reached the destination at 10:00 am. At ZaferWal and Narowal were two pastors: Pastor Sajad Masih and Pastor Sister Aksa. They are ministers in ZaferWal and Narowal – where at least 150 families live. They led the team at the affected area–Komoza and Nishana village areas.

At 11:30 am a team including two pastors at Komoza and Nishana saw there was lots of water which hit houses and destroyed their mud homes. The water swept away all their belongings such as food items, clothes, and all pots, even their stoves. They are living in very miserable conditions due to lack of their belongings, and they are waiting for food particularly. They are in shelters less and are looking for food to meet their immediate need.

In these 8 village areas, more than 400 families are affected from this recent monsoon rain and Chenab River water flooding. We also conducted some interviews with the affected families. They told us that their homes were totally filled with water and some
of them were totally destroyed.

We talked to Mr. Zahid Masih – who was living there. He told us that two areas were badly affected such as Komoza and Nishana. He also told us that the affected people took shelter with their relatives because they could not stay in the stagnant water which entered their homes. There were hundreds of acres of rice crops destroyed. He also told us that no team or person from the government and NGO’s came for their help. “RCCM is the only organization who came to visit us and ask about our situation!” he said.

One of the affected families, Mr. Nazir with 6 kids, is totally hopeless and helpless. We
contacted him and asked about his situation. He told us that everything was destroyed and he and his children were hungry and thirsty. He said they don’t have anything to eat for their survival. He was beseeching some kind of food and items and necessities such as bedding, clothes, pots, food and stove, etc. Currently, his family just moved in temporarily with their relatives. All the families had been working at a brick kiln factory for their earnings. Now they don’t have anything to eat and they are living in
miserable conditions.

Waqas Masih, 60 years old, also worked at the brick kiln factory along with his family – who also helped him at the factory to earn money. He said that his house was totally destroyed in the rain water and there is nothing to eat. He shouted that there is no person from the government and other NGO that has inquired about their situation. He was very pleased to see RCCM come there in this critical situation. He requested some support for their urgent needs, such as food and necessary items.

After viewing and observing the situation of the rain affected people, the team left for the office at 3:00 pm and reached the office at 7:00 pm. The team thanked God for the safe and sound journey. Pastor Tahir Saleem appreciated the team-work and prayer for the safe arrival of the team.

The monsoon calamity hit the cities of Pakistan including ZaferWal and Narowal with flooding of the roads, damaging homes and causing deaths.

Roshan: July 2012

Please pray for these precious people and children in Pakistan.

Saleem: March 15 2012

 
Projector Shows, Month of Feb,2012

I am excited to share what Lord has done through the Projector shows in the Month of Feb, 2012. The “What is My Cross?” sermon is continues to blessings 100’s of lives each month in the darkest areas of Pakistan. So far 800 People attended the Projector show this Month and 393 lives came to Christ or made some kind of decision. Please watch the video of these 6 Projector shows, combined together into one video, by clicking the link below:

Projector show report Feb,2012

Baptisms: The people saved from the Projector shows are being given follow up by Bible schools, teaching seminars and Baptisms. Pastor Emmanuel recently gave baptism in Nath Kay Village, Pakistan. Where as more Baptisms are going to be done next month by other Bible School Pastors in Pakistan. Pastor Rauf and Pastor Imran are also ready to give baptism to many people in the villages that heard the word of God through Projector shows. Remember the up-coming baptisms in your prayers.


Micro-Finance is continuing to develop men and women in Pakistan, In month of Feb, 2012 RCI gave 2 more Micro Loans, one to a women named Khurshid Bibi in the village and another one to a young man named Kashif, to develop his small business of spare parts. So far 5 Loans have been given through RCI to men and women to get rid of their slavish lives and become self-sufficient in Christ.

Educational Schools Update:
I am is so excited to share with you that more 10 children from Fateh-pur Village that never knew how to read and write are now ready to go 5th level school. These children trained from our educational schools will be supported to go to the other Government schools for higher study. We are praying for to finance to come in for their small fee and for pocket money.

Pennies from Heaven Food Help Updates
Pennies from heaven has done two food help Programs in a Village Riwand, and one in an RCI Church, to feed 8 widows and poor women in month of Feb, 2012. Pennies from heaven is also distributing the edible food packets among the children of Pakistan.

Tool Box and Medical Box for our Ministry
God has Provided for one of our dior needs that we required during the outreach and these were a Tool Box and Medical Box. Praise the Lord for this Provision for our Ministry. It was so good to use these two tools practically during our recent outreaches in Pakistan. These are really great blessings to us.

What’s Coming:
RCI to start another new Educational School in Month of March, 2012. Keep praying.
Keep praying for up-coming all Easter Events at RCI church. Preaching competition in Mobile Bible schools in villages of Pakistan will be commencing soon.

God’s Design for Leaders 8th to 9th Feb 2012:
Online Seminar by Rev. Betty Swann in RCI Church Pakistan for Leaders and Pastors. Where about 40 Leaders attended this wonderful 2 day seminar.

Video Bible School Updates:
More than 30 Students are soon going be Trained Leaders and Pastors through RCI Video Bible College in Lahore, Pakistan. In order to test the capability of students , A preaching competition was arranged in RCI Video Bible College where girls and boys preached the word of God and proved themselves that they are ready to be servant of God to change the lives of Pakistan People.

Please welcome our Intercessor Mafia:
The young girl in blue shawl is the intercessor and leader over women Prayer Meetings in Paksitan. This Prayer group of women under Intercessor Mafia Amanat is turning the church into real revival church. This women Prayer Group conducts weekly prayer meeting in RCI Church and encouraging women and girls to be part of this prayer group. These women are not only holding meetings in churches but also each week they go to different women’s houses, door to door, and tell them about Christ. These are the women that are praying not only for Pakistani churches, but Ministries and Churches around the world.

Pro-claimer Ministry
Children in the Mobile Bible schools are still enjoying the word of God through Pro-claimer, They mostly hear the word of God in groups and then the Bible teacher asks questions and discusses about what they have heard the in word of God through Proclaimer. This is a very effective and attractive tool to teach the Children and people in the villages.

Mobile Bible Schools Update
Another Bible School has been started in village of Tolo wala,Pakistan by Pastor Rauf Sabir, and one new in Shurkpur west side of Pakistan by Pastor Mushtaq. Pastor Rauf’s experiences (which he shared) in the new Mobile Bible School were very interesting and it was a blessing for the children and people over there.

Prayer Request:
Please Keep praying for our future Plans and projects. Remember these future projects in your prayers.
1. TV channel
2. Mobile Cell Phone Ministry
3. Mobile Truck Projector show
4.Wise School system
5. Worship School