Speaking to a cleansed crowd, crusade concludes.

It has taken a while to pull together the energy and images for the crusade concluding post, but now I am ready.

I will also make other posts now that are not sent via email, so please visit the site so you can read more about the crusade’s aftermath, boat trip, etc.

Before I get into the details of the final night, let me attempt to explain the context of what we were dealing with here. The fishing villages around the crusade ground, as well as the other villages from which people came by 90 rented vehicles, are populated with people who for centuries have been isolated, intimidated and given over to desperation. The spiritual climate of the crusade was like hard ground compared to the fertile yet religio-skeptical soil of most evangelical meetings you might attend. It took very passionate, faith-filled prayer and worship to break through the topsoil. Each night I felt it softening. We had rotating teams of prayer warriors behind the stage. I could hear them calling out to God whenever there was a lull in the PA.

So on the final night, I felt compelled to say something that could relate to the gradual softening of their hearts and give them something they could use over and over going forward. The message was based on the parable of the sower. My feeling was that if their hearts could receive and understand the Word of God, value the Word of God beyond their experience that day, then I could retire from the meetings with a clear conscious that I followed God’s leading and lasting fruit would emerge. Marcus (my translator) and I felt very connected to the message as it was going out, and I knew that the soil of their hearts had been prepared. I ended it with leading the attentive audience through a symbolic action of holding a seed in thier fingers, acknowledging it as the Word of God, then placing it in their hearts. This was essentially the altar call and we had nearly 90% participation. We are still praying that these precious people will remember this moment and seek God’s promises each and every day. Then we personally prayed and laid hands on nearly 1000 people. I could not count it, but everyone was busy helping me pray. Many were personally lead to Christ.

The crowd was over 5000 strong on this final night… 2000 more than any other meeting here in anyone’s memory! We owe it to the unprecedented level of cooperation between the 20+ local churches who participated with us. I especially owe my personal thanks for this to CGI’s pastors’ Joshua, Joel and Aruldas who assurred these local leaders that their efforts in working together would bear fruit!
More on the growing teamwork we are seeing in future posts.

Here are all the pics I have now. They represent a variety of 2nd and 3rd night crusade shots as well as Sat and Sun daytime activities. More posts may explain these. :-) I’ll get more digicam cards copied so more pics can join these below.

4 Comments to “Speaking to a cleansed crowd, crusade concludes.”

  1. Pastor Sadiq Sarfraz Says:

    Dear Pastor,
    Greetings and blessing from Pakistan.
    Thanks God for your beautiful, blessfull and inspirable Website. I studied Your website and blessed, inspired and learnt new things by your ministry work. I appreciate you and your all ministry work and your all companion. May our God give you more love to wining the souls?
    Dear in Christ, I am Ps Sadiq Sarfraz serving the Lord as a pastor and teacher. God called me to teach the unteached and preach to the unreached. We give short training to train the new church planters to establish new Churches for Christ in different villages and areas.
    I know that you are very much busy in your ministry work, but I humbly request you pleases Guide us in evangelism and visit us to give the training to the church planters and establish the new church for Christ.
    Please pray for our all ministry work.
    I do hope that you will write us for our courage in your earliest convenience.
    May our God bless you richly?
    I look forward to hearing from you very soon.
    God bless you, your family, church, all ministry work and your country.

    Your brother in Christ,

    Ps. Sadiq Sarfraz.
    Hali Public School Chungi No, 1 Multan, Pakistan.

  2. Pastor Rehmat John Says:

    Dear in Christ,

    Greetings in the matchless Name of our Savior Lord Jesus Christ.

    Recently I have watched your ministry web site and I am very much interested to have your ministry in Pakistan. I would like to invite you to come and preach the Gospel in our churches in Pakistan.

    I shall appreciate and be grateful to you for your participation and cooperation in this regard and look forward hearing from you soon.

    God bless you, your family, and ministry greatly.

    Yours brother in Christ,

    Rev. Rehmat John

    Global Outreach Ministries (Pakistan)


    Rev. Pastor Rehmat John
    Founder & Chairman


    1. Evangelism
    2. Church Planting
    3. Crusades & Conventions
    4. Campaign meetings
    5. Prayer and Revival seminars
    6. Bible school
    7. Christian literature Distribution
    8. Village Outreach Ministry
    9. Children Ministry
    10. Youth Ministry
    11. Women’s Ministry
    12. Medical assistance
    13. financial and spiritual assistance for the Widows
    14. 0rphans
    15. disables
    16. rehabilitation for Drug addicted
    17. Education for Adult illiterate and Children. Etc

    1. Statement of Faith
    3. 1. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons Father, Son, Holy Spirit.

    4. 2. We believe the Bible to be the infallible Word of God that it is His Holy and inspired Word of God, and that it are of supreme and final authority.
    6. 3. We believe Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ is born of the Virgin Mary.
    8. 4. We believe Jesus Christ led a sinless life here on earth and heaven.
    10. 5. We believe Jesus Christ took on Himself all our sins, and died on the cross and rose again the third day.
    12. 6. We believe Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father (God), and He is our mediator and our advocate between us and God the Father.
    14. 7. We believe the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is at the door.
    16. 8. We believe all believers in Christ Jesus much live a holy and sinless life as Jesus Christ our Lord.
    18. 9. We believe that all men everywhere are lost in sin and must face the judgment of God, and only through shedding of the Blood of Jesus Christ on the cross forgiveness and mercy of God is obtained.
    20. 10. We believe we must dedicate ourselves anew to the service of our Lord Jesus Christ and to His authority over our lives.
    22. 11. We believe we must have concern for the hurting people and social needs of our fellowmen.
    24. 12. We believe in using every modern means of communications available to us to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the whole world.
    26. 13. We believe in the Water Baptism by immersion and Baptism of
    27. the Holy Spirit with speaking in other Tongues, and the Gifts of the
    28. Holy Spirit.
    My Testimony
    I received Jesus Christ as my personal savior and Lord in January 1974, Before this I was a sinner and did not know Jesus Christ as my personal savior and Lord, 0ne day I heard the Word of God and received it in my heart, repented from my sins and asked Jesus come into my life and after confessing I felt peace and joy of salvation in my life, I took Water Baptism in February 1974 and in March 1975 I received the Holy spirit Baptism, after my conversion I felt the call of God to serve Him and I went to Bible School and completed three years Bible Training in two different Bible Schools in Pakistan, after the Bible School in 1978 I begin to serve the Lord as an Evangelist in a Evangelistic Team, after serving in this Team I got the opportunity to obtain further Bible Training in England, UK, 1983 and 1984 I studied in this Bible College. IBTI, after completing my study I return to Pakistan and did Evangelism in different fields, I am also Bible School Teacher and I have taught in different Bible Schools in Pakistan but since five years I am doing Church Planting and have established a church in Khanewal City and our Church is growing day by day , we are having daily prayer meeting and we can see the Revival in our Church, people are getting saved, healed and delivered and believers are edifying, I praise and thank God that He has called me and my family to serve Him and establish His Church in this Muslim land.

    The GLOBAL OUTREACH MINISTRIES in Pakistan is a Self Supporting (independent) growing Church Ministry. We are trying our level best to fulfill our mission and we are working for it, under-mentioned are our Future Plans for these we need your Help, please help us and send your Love Gifts to GOM at the mentioned address. God will never forget you when you are trying to find His way, the way to Salvation!

    • Your Prayers Please Keep Doing For Us.
    • Bibles in Urdu & English Language.
    • Laptop for the use of official work.
    • Sound System and Musical Instruments for Prayer Ministry.
    • Van for Church and Evangelistic Team.
    • Scholarships for the best Bible Students for their Further Studies.
    • Computers, Printers, Scanners, Fax Machine, Photo Copy Machine for Official work.
    • Personal Donators are needed for the construction for our Sanctuary System.
    • Funds for Pastors, our all Pastors working with us are Full Time Pastors as Volunteers.
    • Religious Literature, Encyclopedias, Study Material in the shape of CDs, As Audio Video Tapes and Books.

    Financial Support
    Ministering adequately requires materials, facilities, and workers. Your financial partnership will enable us to reach out effectively to the Navajo and Hopi people.

    Materialistic Support
    you can also help us through providing us the equipments and necessities which are required for our future projects. (E.g. computers, vehicles and other things you think are helpful for us).

    Future Plans
    • Church Building
    • Computer Training Center
    • Tuition Center
    • Old Home
    • Religious Library
    Church Building
    as we told that we do not have a Church building in which we can do prayer. So our primary objective in future planning is to construct our Main Church (GLOBAL OUTREACH MINISTRIES CHURCH) in KHANEWAL, so that instead of doing prayers in the small homes of our members which are not enough roomed, we shall do it in a proper and selected place. Though it is not easy task to construct a good Church building for us but it is not impossible. Because God is always with us and He will help us for this noble cause through His people.
    Computer Training Center
    We are already running a one Computer Training Center in our area but the place where we are running it is a rented place, so it costing us a bit higher day by day. Because we have to bear so many other expenses also like Salaries of teachers, Computer Maintain-ness Expenses, Stationary, Electricity bills, Water bills etc. We are running it on self basis and we are not funded by anyone. So to continue this training center we wish to construct our own training center because by doing this we will not have to pay rent of place which costing us very much and there will be a very large decrease in our expenses which can be done only by the favor and participation of the people like you. Know at a time we have only 6 computers and one Computer Training Center in our own area but the number of learning students is large. We want to increase the quantity of computers and the number of our Training Centers in those areas where we are unable to provide the facility of Computer Training Center. So we need computers even used computers but in good working condition to fulfill our need.
    Tuition Center
    Along with the Spiritual studies, studies are also important now-a-days. Because we have to walk with the modern age also. So as a human being the education is also important for us. I always become sad to tell that the children of our Christian people firstly don’t get education because their parents can not afford it but if anyone is getting education and he or she is interested, due to complications in several subjects they can’t do well because they need tuitions at several stages but they even can’t think about tuitions due to afford-ness. We are already helping the students who are studying regarding to their uniforms and school fees. But we want to do more great for them by giving the facilities of free tuitions to them. We want to construct a Tuition Center for those entire Christian students who deserve and can not afford tuitions. This step will improve the level of education in our Christian community and the living standard of our community will also be improved which is our main focus. So we need your help in doing all of this.
    Old People’s Home
    We want to construct a Old Home as the Old People Home Society for those parents who are aged now and are not cared, especially for the Best take care of the Old persons in the last era of their lives, when they are neglected by their own love one’s and left alone when they deserve to have much more care and attention. We want to provide home, food, clothing, shelter, protection and security and other facilities and amenities including medical treatments for mentally and physically damaged old people of either sex. For all of this we need your help.
    Religious Library
    We want to construct a religious library through which we can provide knowledge of Christianity to our people as well as to Non-Christians also. Actually we gathered a number of books relating to our religion which provides a lot of knowledge and we want that all people should get award of them but we do not have a proper place where we can put them in an order so that anyone can easily reach them. We have not all but many additions of Bible and many other books on Christianity. After observing that many people are interest and are in a search of Christianity books we are taking this step.
    So if you are interested and agree with all these plans you simply contact us and then we will provide you detailed information relating to the whole expense incurred on them. So please open your hearts for the works of God and donate as much as you can, you will see that God will give you a fruit of what you do and He will open the gates of His blessings for you. We will assure you that the amount donated by you will be spend on the told projects.
    God Bless You.
    Contact Us:

    P.O. BOX # 45
    Punjab, PAKISTAN.

    CALL: +92-065-2008834
    CELL: +92-333-6235948

    E-MAIL: rehmatjohn@gmail.com

  3. full gospel believers somslia region kebridahar ,ethiopia Says:


    We are located in ethiopia somalia region kebridahar town.Here there is civil war in between somalia and the gov,of ethiopia however we are worshipping God ,about 100 christian are available .I remind one thing for you to pray for us because GOD is working here ALSO.

    I hope we will see together JESUS SOON,Amen

    Teshome Getu(memeber to the church)
    personal e:mail=teshomelivein@gmail.come

  4. Bishop Sadiq Sarfraz Says:

    Dear in Christ!

    Greetings and blessing from Pakistan.

    Thanks God for your beautiful and inspirable Website. I studied your website and blessed, inspired and learnt new things from your Website. I appreciate you and your all ministry work. God give you more love to win the souls.
    Dear in Christ, I am Bishop Sadiq Sarfraz serving the Lord as a Bishop and Teacher. God called me teach to UN Teacher and preach to UN preached and reach to UN reached areas. We give short training to train the new church planters to establish new Churches for Christ in different villages and areas. I know that you are very much busy in your ministry work, but I humbly request pleases Guide and visit us and prayer for our all ministry work. Are you willing to know that what and how we are doing the work of the Lord in very much Muslim fundamentalist country?

    I look forward to hearing from you very soon that you will guide us.

    God bless you, your family, church, all ministry work and country.

    Your brother in Christ,

    Bishop Sadiq Sarfraz.
    My Postal Address:
    Hali Public School Chungi No, 1 Multan, Pakistan.

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