PAKISTAN

Pakistani Christians are the religious minorities and risk a great deal in their county of millions of inhabitants. Pakistan is home to a small number of believers who count themselves among the persecuted Christians in the world today. HBM partners with indigenous Pakistani believers who are preachin the Gospel in their communities. Pakistan is not an open door to the Gospel of Christ. In 2021 two Christians were recently arrested for preaching Jesus Christ to young Muslim students in Lahore under the charge of Blasphemy. Continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Pakistan.

Population

270,993,953 (2020)
Median Age: 27.8

Demographics

The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world and dating back at least 5,000 years, spread over much of what is presently Pakistan. During the second millennium B.C., remnants of this culture fused with the migrating Indo-Aryan peoples. The area underwent successive invasions in subsequent centuries from the Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Arabs (who brought Islam), Afghans, and Turks. The Mughal Empire flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries; the British came to dominate the region in the 18th century. The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with West and East sections) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan fought two wars and a limited conflict - in 1947-48, 1965, and 1999 respectively - over the disputed Kashmir territory. A third war between these countries in 1971 - in which India assisted an indigenous movement reacting to the marginalization of Bengalis in Pakistani politics - resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. For more information.

Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy: 67.79
Infant Mortality: 52.10/1,000
Death Under Age 5: 69/1,000

Christian

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Other Religions

Muslim (official) 96.4% (Sunni 85-90%, Shia 10-15%), other (includes Christian and Hindu) 3.6% (2010 est.) 

Economy

Decades of internal political disputes and low levels of foreign investment have led to underdevelopment in Pakistan. Pakistan has a large English-speaking population, with English-language skills less prevalent outside urban centers. Despite some progress in recent years in both security and energy, a challenging security environment, electricity shortages, and a burdensome investment climate have traditionally deterred investors. Agriculture accounts for one-fifth of output and two-fifths of employment. Textiles and apparel account for more than half of Pakistan's export earnings; Pakistan's failure to diversify its exports has left the country vulnerable to shifts in world demand. Pakistan’s GDP growth has gradually increased since 2012, and was 5.3% in 2017. Official unemployment was 6% in 2017, but this fails to capture the true picture, because much of the economy is informal and underemployment remains high.  For more information.

Equipping

Jesus gave gifted men to "equip the whole church to do the work of the ministry, building up the body of Christ, until all come to a unified understanding of the faith and the knowledge of God's Son, growing to maturity, having the fullness of Christ."  Ephesians 4:11-13

Training leaders in the local church in the Word of God is the "tip of the spear" strategy of Hope Builders Ministries. These leaders are then better equipped to train the believers God has put in their charge. The whole congregation become disciple makers multiplying the advancement of the Gospel and able to help each other "walk worthy of the Gospel.
  • One year Disciple Makers Program
  • Three year leadership training
  • Commissioned Leadership

Encouraging

Paul said, "And what you have heard from me...commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." 2 Timothy 2:2

Hope Builders Ministries goal has always been for the Pakistan Christians to oversee their own indigenous mission. Today HBM works with a handful of indigenous Pakistani Christians who risk a great deal to make disciples for Christ.  Hope Builders Ministries provides the strategic resources empowering them to effectively do this.
  •  Bibles
  • DMP Manuals
  • Pastoral and Leadership Manuals
  • Transport - bicycles and motorcycles

Empowering

"Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing." 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Having partnered with the Pakistan Church, equipping them in the Word of God and empowering them with the resources to accomplish the Great Commission, Hope Builders Ministries continues to encouraging the national church in strategic partnerships.
  • Strategically located conference centers
  • Short-term US Mission trips for men and women who are Disciple Makers to supplement leadership training
  • Dignity Projects focused on orphans  and widows and other vulnerable people
  • Medical Aid for the indigenous missionaries
  • Disaster Relief in times of famine and pandemics
  • Community Service - wells, farm development projects

Support Pakistan

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HOPE BUILDERS MINISTRIES - PAKISTAN