First of all greeting in the name of Jesus Christ .I hope you, your family and ministry is be save and blessed by the grace of God. Now I am going to tell you about me and my father`s testimony, his struggle and all of his life history. He is a very famous Bible teacher and well known Pastor in this area. His name is Pastor Sadiq Masih. He can`t type and speak English because English is not our mother language or national language, so I m going to share with you in his word now.
Me Pastor Sadiq,
I born in 1959 in poor and uneducated family. My father was worker of brick kiln. So get that profession in heritage. I got my basic till primary level education in my village in a Muslim school. In those days English was not in school syllabus, because Muslims hate English, they think that English is language of Christians. I was belongs to a Catholic family, I was worshipper of idols and only knows the formal prayers as the other Catholics do. I was not well known about the prophets, Christianity and JESUS CHRIST. I was not able to do the prayer in meeting loudly, I was not well known about the Christian teachings, word of GOD, It was due to that because there was no Pentecostal pastor in our area, and one more reason about it is that, I got my basic education in Muslim school, my two Muslim teachers teach me that, Bible is not word of GOD and it`s not a heavenly book, only Quran is the true word of GOD , so they teach me I should read the Quran regularly, I born in a Muslim country, so I was as like as Muslims.
But I was unaware about that GOD had a great plan for my life.For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
This verse shows GOD always selects us for HIS work before we born.“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
20.11.1988 a pastor come to my village from the city Lahore, he preach about repentance,Before that my life was full of sins, or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9,10
Before repentance these all sins were in my life.
When I hear the word of GOD from Pastor Saleem Arthur, GOD guide me for repentance, I think that my life will be ended but will I get the eternal life, which is only JESUS can give, so I left all my sins. After repentance I start reading the Bible regularly, now by the Grace of LORD, I have readied my Bible more than 10 times.
I realized that all the Promise of GOD`s are with Israel and these all promises are completed in LORD JESUS with us.
Now I m going to tell you about my evangelical life. I take baptism of water on 10.2.1989.After repentance I start daily prayers and regularly spend time with GOD, I chose a teacher for me for Pentecostal teaching and then I realized that, the real teachings of Bible is only in Pentecostal.
05.01.1990 I called as Elder in my Church. I was very happy for that because GOD chooses me as HIS servant. I was satisfied with my serving of elder, but GOD want more from me so HE gives me serve of Pastor. My teacher and other pastors decide in meeting where I was not present, so they ordinate me as a Pastor in my area. So Pastor Saleem Arthur ordained as pastor here, that was a very blessed day for me, the date was 15:01:1993.
When I started work as Pastor, GOD gives me just 4 or 5 member s in my Church. I use one part of my house as Church; I faced many problems in my area, because it was Catholic area. I also faced many l financial problems. In morning I did work on brick kiln, and in evening I did the work of LORD JESUS, Catholic s want me to out from this area, but LORD was with me, so I continue me serving, in all this testimony I can`t forget my wife, she did work at Muslims houses as servant, and also in different factories for my financial support. She is really blessings for me. GOD blessed me with 3 daughters and 3 sons, it`s all is by HIS grace.Children are a heritage from the Lord,
It`s was the start of my serving, In 1995 God given me vision of Christian school. I prayed to LORD JESUS for a school, I was not agreed to send my Children in a Muslim school, I prayed my children should get education in a Christian school, so LORD answered my prayers and give me my own school here, now many poor and also orphan children are get education here in my school.
My daughters and some educated girls from my church are teaching them, now we have many Sunday school projects in different brick kiln areas. We are working with out any foreign or local financial support. GOD give us also a piece of Land for Church building, but until now we are unable to build a Church due to low sources but we are hope full for that, HE will provide us every thing when HE will feel it`s good for us.
During last 19 years I have done different Bible courses from different Collages and Bible schools, now I m serving also as a Bible teacher I my area, I have my own Bible school and in my Bible School I m teaching with out any fee or charges, because in this way the young Christians of Pakistan can know JESUS in real ways, and can understand the word of GOD properly. We have many challenges here but we have faith HE is always with us.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle. Psalm 24:8
We have Faith; He will win our all battles.Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Like that we have HIS many promises in our life.
Amen, God be with you and bless you and save you with family and ministry.
Pastor Sadiq Masih:
They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion which cannot be removed, but abideth forever. Psalm 125:1 KJV