Pakistan's Christians need our prayers.
'A Christian pastor in Pakistan, who was falsely accused of abduction after his brother eloped with a young woman from an influential Muslim family, is due to appear in court this week.
Pastor Shakeel, who spent three months in prison, told Release that he had been assaulted in jail but that God had used his detention to help other prisoners.
The pastor, from Punjab province, was accused alongside other relatives after his brother fled into hiding with the woman. He was then held by the woman's family and beaten before being handed over to the police. A First Information Report was registered in April and he was arrested.
Pastor Shakeel, who was recently released on bail, is due to appear in court tomorrow.
• Pray that Pastor Shakeel will be acquitted. Pray also for his good health.'
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I have recently been involved in helping a young Christian Pakistani who fled his home village and then the country. He fell in love with a local Muslim girl; As a result she was murdered by her brother who also wanted to kill my friend. After three immigration tribunals this man has now been granted leave to stay in England. I received this message from his church leadership.
'Dear Graham J Weeks
Greetings and peace in Christ. first of all i must congratulate you and all other friends who were involved in helping out
>Mr. ****************. i would also appreciate your love for the believers around the globe. you have done a great job because you have not only saved ******'s life but also hundreds of christian people at his village in Pakistan. if he had been deported it could have resulted in tension and violence among Christians and Muslims in his village. All Glory be to God for the wonderful efforts to get this work done. please pay my regards and words of appreciations to all friends in UK.'
Truly Pakistan;s Christians need our prayers.