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British Pakistani Christian Association sent brother Leighton Medley and his wife Pana to Pakistan on a revival and outreach mission in March/April. We sent Leighton to Rukhwala an area which in 2015 became infamous for the kidnap, rape and forced marriage of Fouzia Bibi.  Last month we secured her divorce from the rapist who locked her into an Islamic marriage under duress (click here).  BPCA will continue to visit this community through brother Leighton to provide solace, assistance and to bolster our work of sowing God's word and strengthening the faith of Christians. By Leighton Medley On the 9th April, we visit another part of Rukahwala...

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Wazirabad outreach reveals class divide between clergy and congregation

BPCA send Leighton Medley and his wife Pana to Pakistan on a revival and outreach mission in March/April 2017. Leighton was sent to help reinvigorate the faith of many Pakistani Christians in Wazirabad an area of Pakistan that became infamous in 2015 after a thirsty Christian man, Aftab Gill, was accused of blasphemy after drinking water from a free tap at a local mosque (click here).  BPCA intend to continue our outreaches and revival meetings in the area to build on this initial foundation work for God's Kingdom.By Leighton Medley On the 8th April we undertook a lengthy journey to Wazirabad, some two and a half hours drive from Lahore, to a small township do...

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Lack of men in churches of Pakistan has to be addressed

British Pakistani Christian Association sent brother Leighton Medley and his wife Pana to Pakistan on a revival and outreach mission in March/April. We sent Leighton to Muridwala. BPCA will continue to visit this community through brother Leighton to provide solace, assistance and to bolster our work of sowing God's word and strengthening the faith of Christians.By Leighton Medley On the 6th April, we visited 192 Chowk, a small Christian village adjacent to Faisalabad, actually quite near to where I have been before during my previous visit, which was at Muridwala. This community are only a small fellowship of believers, but the Pastor is an extremely keen...

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Asia Bibi Supreme Court appeal fast-track revoked! Young Muslim medic turned terrorist may yet be exonerated of attempting to blow up church.

In what is now being referred to as Pakistan's version of the 'Barrabas exchange' two women are caught up in attempts to prevent their death by hanging for alleged criminal offences. On one side we have Asia Noreen Bibi (51 years) a berry-picker from the rural village of Ittanwali  who in 2010 was accused of blasphemy after she drank water from a public well using the wrong cup.  The cup she used was for use by Muslims only but Asia was not aware of this and after taking a drink, offered water from the same well to Muslim co-workers. The women spat at Asia Bibi, berated her and shouted abuse at her going as far as insulting Jesus her ...

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Kasur brick kiln workers visited by our revival team.

British Pakistani Christian Association sent brother Leighton Medley and his wife Pana to Pakistan on a revival and outreach mission in March/April. We sent Leighton to Kasur an area which in 2015 became infamous for the extrajudicial murder of Shama and Shahzad, who were burned alive in a brick kiln after a brutal attack following a false allegation of blasphemy.(click here). BPCA will continue to visit this community through brother Leighton to provide solace, assistance and to bolster our work of sowing God's word and strengthening the faith of Christians. On the 4th April, we visited Rukahwala in Kasur, a different village from before as there are many su...

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Woman given bible clutches it like it's the most important thing in the world

BPCA send Leighton Medley and his wife Pana to Pakistan on a revival and outreach mission in March. Leighton was sent to help reinvigorate the faith of many Pakistani Christians in Bahar Colony an area of Lahore with a very large Christian community. By Leighton Medley On the 29th March, we were on home territory in Bahar Colony, right in the centre of Lahore. I did not know it at first, but I knew some of the people in this church, the Spiritual United Gospel Ministries of Pakistan, headed by Pastor Saleem Khan. In an ironic twist of fate, I am incidentally the uncle of his eldest daughters` two children. The daughter being Ghazala, her children b...

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​Hopes and Fears

British Pakistani Christian Association sent brother Leighton Medley and his wife Pana to Pakistan on a revival and outreach mission in March.  We sent Leighton to Sangla Hill an area which in 2005 suffered great persecution after the village was set alight by Muslims enraged by a false allegation of blasphemy (click here).  BPCA will continue to visit this community on further visits by Leighton to provide solace, assistance and to bolster our work of sowing God's word amongst His people.By Leighton Medley The title of this article is hopes and fears; primarily because this is what I have and feel during this visit to Pakistan. On the 27...

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lack of bibles and hymn books creates spiritual deficit amongst Pak-Christian believers in Thailand

British Pakistani Christian Association held an Easter Sunday service for the beleaguered asylum seekers living at Delight Condo on the very outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. Over 80 people attended the service the majority of whom cannot attend regular church services anywhere else as Thai churches are still quite tough on Pakistani Christian asylum seekers, but also because most of them understand little of the Thai language and fear arrest from Thai authorities who are adamant Thailand is not a place for asylum. The service was led by two local Pak-Christian pastors Revd Edwin John and Pastor Shazad and held in their own language of Urdu....

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Christian man stripped, beaten and burnt with hot rods for 'friendship' with Muslim woman

A 21-year-old Christian man was allegedly assaulted and burnt with hot iron rods by the family of a Muslim woman for 'befriending' her in Sheikhupura within Pakistan's Punjab province Ansar Masih first established contact with Jameela Bibi two years ago and their friendship grew over time and blossomed. They often spoke over phone and Masih would also visit the woman's neighbourhood to meet her.  When the woman's family learned of the friendship, her father, Manzoor, and her brothers Mangu and Shahbaz called Masih's father asking him to tell his son to stay away from Jameela.  The family of Mr Masih were warned of dire conse...

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UKIP policy triggers useful debate on validity of burqa use in British society

A very brave stance by UKIP in calling for a ban on the burqa  (Muslim veil) has triggered a debate on whether such a ban should be supported by the British public. A study in 2016, highlighted how the majority of people in the UK would favour a ban with a ration of in excess of 2:1 desiring a ban.  Although such stances are expected in members of political parties such as the Conservatives and UKIP, even members of more liberal political parties such as Labour (48%) and the Liberal Democrat (42%) Party approved a ban on burka's rather then opposed it (37% and 30% respectively).  (click here) Arguably many Muslims agree with...

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