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May 15, 2021 12:00 pm
Nikita is once again joined by Rasheed Akther of Light of Life Ministry, to discuss Christian persecution in Pakistan and the loss of his wife and two daughters, after which he began doing crusades throughout Pakistan.
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Podcast network. This is the Truth Network. Once a world champion wrestler, now a champion for Christ. One slow-motion nightmare. Now the devil's worst nightmare in your tagteam partner cheetah call time the cuticle of the Russian nightmare. No, God, devil's worst nightmare coming back today. Rasheed you may remember from an earlier broadcast Rasheed from Pakistan.
I had to bring him back. The more we talked, I understood what you going to hear today is a man who not only lost his wife to a massive heart attack but lost two daughters in the process as well and still is on fire for Jesus. Stay tuned. You will not want to miss this show. Rasheed welcome back to the show.
Thank you, great, great to have it great to have you here.
Good to have you with us and for our listeners out there. Let me just a quick recap from the last and we had John the show.
I mean once we got off the air and you shared more of your story with me. I was yes about was already fascinated by your story, but as you are Sharon Maura Mike oh my gosh I have to have this man back and and share more of that.
I know it's good really bless our listeners and and want to be able to just help help our listeners out there.
Perhaps even help supporting in what you're doing currently over and in Pakistan's last time you were here you share with us that it you are big time cricket player back in if you have to stand in the early days in your 20s in your 20s big time cricket player. One 70s yeah but back in the 70s and you are in your 20s yeah yeah and and how even you guys have even one year one, the duly called World Cup that would it's just a cricket work will copy one that with with your team but you got a serious injury that landed you in the hospital and I recall, you know you you did have a three-year contract with the cricket team to England could just invite us to pay more money. Yes, this back is there for home when deftly played more body that Pakistan so but you let your land in the hospital and and but while you're in the hospital. This Dutch missionary comes to pay a visit. Yes, just to contest the story that missionary and self leading you to Jesus and you are supernaturally healed at all at the same time right yes sir.
It's amazing and then and then you announce you announce that that you get some but you announce you become a Christian. And for those who may or may not be familiar with that. When would you do that in that world.
They basically which your family did basically kick you to the curb right just to get us in answer. In some cases, said you're not my son anymore. We got know you all that happened to me of family on the team and everybody.
I'm not used to play in the number three, four or five right but did when did come to know the team captain come to know I am I become a Christian.
So he put me in the nine each time so it nine number is not a cricket to good good good players so they can do that to me so do you later I designed and I quit that reminds me for the American baseball fan out there. The difference between batting at the top of the order or exactly Haiti will versus batting number eight are knighted very like you you you you not you like it up to bat number one, two, three or four is what you know that in the bottom of the order so reminds me that so your cricket careers and did you and your now regarded I think I remember you saying really think use the words second-class citizen for becoming a Chris yesterday so what what's explained that to her listeners while second grade citizen mean D. Most of them got more job than Christian God job okay day.that's the reason they treat you and the second thinker Christian don't have education access hospital access on all of those kind of think because my IP is a good price. My wife died because when I call an ambulance and do my wife was a sick mom and she has all of sudden heart attack. She was a good hug day when I called the ambulance and they will say that. Pick up all but I wouldn't have some kind of discriminated against. Zach, you will exactly as you your you your your Christian college up in the Livermore of of that is walk in fact… Fast-forward to really to today's day and time and I want to be able to talk about what you're doing currently but that part fascinates me so if if I recall so she's discriminated against know is you lot you lost your wife and you lost two daughters and do not have pheasant daughter died in and not your debt.
She was 11 okay and day. I dearly love her and did the oldest daughter was a 16 day you know when the young kids teenage kids they play in the school and they make a lot of mess. Even you can toss them don't do.there all data.
What I would be Uganda, but they could do that in school and as she was a good and Jim not strict and she said that I'm going to jump to your Hugos okay she did adapted somebody actually push from behind some goals she followed with the at the floor and have a brain-damaged dry did so that's kind of things have time vendor 2006 my wife died one of sudden massive heart attack and we want to go, and when I took my wife to hospital and day.
Dr. C she's possible Holland for our listeners up just to clarify, so your your your 11-year-old daughter know this is this is all after you give your life to Christ. Yes, right. I mounted often to be. I become a Christian. Okay. She married after that she made your decision to surrender your life to Jesus you get married you have two children.
Yes, your 11-year-old dies of natural causes.
Your 16-year-old has an injury that God gives her a brain hemorrhage yes and dies then your wife has a massive heart attack and she passed so you lost three levels. Yes, which is, I mean just I don't have words for that, but but yet through all of that. Do I understand that in the midst of all of that you began to really cottage up in the mission begin a new Crusades around Pakistan to use true. I used to do, is not three year I have been to 15 process on the different city and different for a fool enough for province okay and that we do. There and still I do. But I do. Betty delivered nowadays now day I do. Betty delivered I used to do.Las Cruces. I have 2011 okay and one is my very close friend them green okay from South Dakota. He came over there and be a lot over 20,000 people each night over 20,000 so so my understanding is that you can correct me if I'm wrong, but you kinda became like this is a tall order here to chief 10K Mike, the Billy Graham of Pakistan, in a sense, from what I am now you can say, but I just of the living God and doing dust. That's the reason that God has called me and that's my passion and that I want to do until the I go in the full wall of the area area. So here it so so you're holding Crusades and and and some of the more more recently or or 20.20 thousand people a nighters are showing up these Crusades in Pakistan. Yes sir and and and and stadiums where were we on I normally do. Not that we can do.that once you get on okay YMCA ground.
I do mostly YMCA get on and he supported a quite a bit. People but I do their safe we need to do to detach bondable. That is the old church is called Anglican church. Mamawas church in US.
The goal of this project, so they have a good, good properties over the years.
We used to use that one. But they normally don't give to the people know was there much the mask he was there that back in the days you your your do.
The Crusades was there I was your dimension you as a Christian, your considered a second-class citizen.
You, your wife doesn't get the treatment she needs when she has us massive heart attack. But in the midst of these Crusades was there.
Was there persecution from from the Pakistan government that they have this crusade or they were okay with the marches out that they are very much okay okay… Don't speak against did really gotten. Don't Eat don't preach against the debtor profit. Okay preach against Allah, but can't broach preach against it. Prophet Mohammed okay Crawford mama knocked out right so you can share your faith, your love for Jesus, don't. Don't.
I guess speak in a derogatory way about about Mohammed and in their back there. There were the Muslim religion which is shared.
Share your faith and your love for Jesus and there and they're okay with that yes okay let me ask you this far to our listeners and and a lot of times we you know like even listening year. You have a Crusades 20,000 people nighters showing up in it and I'm I'm guessing you know you're seeing all kinds of people come, come to lower bulimic backup just second lot of Muslim peoples comes enough Crusades, the day we send them off.
I have a good follow-up program. Good follow-up program.
Today people need a Bible report why the Bible, mostly Muslim people report why the Bible text well and I know it and even your heart and your love for Jesus of the listeners haven't already picked up on. I mean just backup for a moment, you know, you give your heart you give your life the Lord, your family basically ostracizes you kicks to the curb. I do know from the last show you eventually when your mom that you wrote your whole family to the Lord, you get married yet to children you lose three children yet rushing here. You are all these years later, I mean still on fire for God, still loving help help our listeners out there who maybe have lost a loved one and are struggling in their relationship.
You know to still serve God or love God, and in some cases I know for fact, some you know to be easy and some have got mad at God because they lost loved ones lost a spouse or child or something. How did you overcome that well. One year I have a very hard and difficult for the special event I lost my wife. I have what that year is the one year I just leapt on 15 out of one hour and woke up and I sit by me. Why me God. I made a complaint and complaint on day one is my spiritual father.
He died in couple years ago right here in New York City. Robert Johansen. He has a event discharged and the school of thought up in ministry.
So I bought I use true. I visited ministry with him and he said boy you need a deliverance you have to come out from this King's complaining God so he prayed with pray for me and put me on top and the laser had and I've been delivered on ever since.
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We so appreciate our listeners if you will support this program with a financial gift of any amount. I will send you a personalized copy of my latest book Kita tail of the ring and reduction go to call off.that's cool off.and the ET Zoloft.net and make your contribution right so so the reality is because you know in our weakness. You know where were all flawed river all world exactly district is made perfect in our weakness right were all were all we can through Christ Jesus. We can do all things right. Right.
Philippians 413 right Jesus, we can do all things so you did have a period of time there you might see a season where you kinda went into that that "if you want to say hi. What's it and always be kind of thing, but this friend helped pull you out of that and and bring you to to the place for you right now we just on on fire for the Lord while I want to keep that I spend absolutely yeah well it in and you are I can I be I can just hear something that I'm reminded of it on I was. I traveled to 30 different countries so far. Got many more on on my list. Where were I want to go. I know United talked about you adding Pakistan to my list of future travel.
It's at some point time in God's perfect timing, but one thing I've learned about people overseas and even listening to your story is when it comes to surrendering your life to Jesus. They do what I call count the cost me. It's actually a message of currently ministry right now counting the cost that there isn't cost to following Christ mean again recapping people are paying attention what were talking about all the things you've already been through with it and I remember him from last show how you really count the cost before you made that decision is ready life to Jesus because you know there would be consequences. We've been talking about it so there clearly is a cause when they make that decision. I mean it's it's for real I am.
Yes, there's no back.
It's not a waffle on the something number is walking and when you make a make a right decision on the and you study old helped me to do.I know will give you enough strength so you want to go back you know whatever situation whatever circumstances what W thinks comes but the Lord will help you. I have seen Dr. in my own life and losing good bus… And then second week we just saw saw David which I dearly love heart and she was so close to me and she already see say to me, although I will go over you wherever you go and pretend we can preach together while that's kind of stinks when you remember ducting flashback and sometimes calls you dramatize because he had a human being, but God has the purpose and plan for each and every soul, each and every person and each and every man and woman and once you give your life for Jesus. And if you really have committed your life to Jesus, you're not going to come back, that's for sure. That's the key is and yes I mean, it's got to be like just the real deal. He's reality genuine. Yeah, genuine decision. Yeah and then you go more deep. But in deeper and deeper in a prayer with the old and then you wouldn't know that what artiste he has and what a piece this would have the difference between the two. Yeah, taste and SQL.ESS · don't become overly people right you know) day and one become a word we had away from God and we don't none of you don't need to look from the bird things is a flush and that studies and complete the gospel is this. Galatians 225 Dahlberg would do a price trend right. I have been Chris if I would bring one of my favorite scriptures as exclusive I would crisis no longer I who live, yet this Christ Jesus who lives in meaningless life and all in the flesh.
This is a complete exhaust right hundred V died with him. He never gone back right write what you know you bring up an interesting point to what would you say because I'm convinced as I prayed about the show that this shows going to make its way around the world and so you're from Pakistan. Now we know there's some countries where were the gospel is not welcome right but yet there are people coming to Jesus, let me say to you, and many people in the listener and those who are listening to this Truth Network of the people I like to request every Christian to pray for that country because that country is open for the gospel, and it would be remain open door preach against it really done but I don't hand we do preach what I see Jesus can make a difference in your life and nor the prophet. No other man nor the person can make a difference.
Only Jesus died for you so I am saying but I'm sitting in a nice and good way. You know, I don't see the mom of these battles. Islam is bad everybody know and most Muslim no. Most Muslim no.
But I have a quite a bit. Gone with people you bring up a really valid point. I love what you said don't don't don't tear them down or preaching. I use the same business you aerial bill that you don't build up your building bigger, but can somebody else's building data right so tell people how bad they are. Tell them how good God is right is what I hear you say preach the gospel in the gospel change the life not not a criticism criticism always bring a conflict. You know, and between people and all of those people do before I come here the week before before I come here one regarding your day.
They have competitive religion debate. I don't go debate, but to every month or every two month or three months.
They do but bring Hindu, Muslim, or different people so I was there and I was talking to the man I said very openly and I say look at us you wish you Sunni people believe on half time. And she are people believe three-time prayer. She has a different crime, and even the Sunni has a different grant lots of different you know all those kind of stinks when you bring unproved and the people have to think about it on this true and there is a mention. Three-time prayer is the Jewish concept and Christian concept about Christian Avenue concept about the prayer any time, any moment, any step of the way but Jewish about the time the Davidson morning afternoon and the evening and the see Mohammed deducting Karen good time. Dick took from there. These these mean Dr. Mohamed whatever he preach, so that's kind of think so. You can also question different Avenue or different way different approach.
Yeah, I different? So while Scott just a few minutes left here and I do want to cover this because I know you are raising funds for for a school in an orphanage over impact yesternight we have 100 children under new offer and gets 100 orphans okay yeah and some of them to God, is a graduate do we want to build a school for the children. Those who get those who don't have access to the school and it will be difficult, difficult, difficult Christian school.
Okay addressing curriculum. Yes, the school yes okay the altar all grades like from the youngest child or young you okay and that what's what stage are you at right now. Like with you about the hundred orphans in building the square yard currently at the we put the children on the our foster care and then we have then be be bought the land we made. The bond revolved we have the gate and everything and we need $250,000 and it DOS. We are looking down some trying to rate, we have a 5 acre land and be going to Google.
What did school and a small clinic on day plus it be going to bed a dozen over there. You know, sanctuary okay so we Have to have a place of worship. And that's my passion. If the gospel don't go. I don't need to spend of one dollars check.
So gospel must be go and gospel quest gospel. First, I think you said your name and St. Thomas furring Thomas high school in St. Thomas who came came to Pakistan's allies and yes first share the gospel and best yes history lesson. Therefore, listeners yes and he spend a good rule good time dear he spend a good time dear okay what were going to do our best. I would ask Alyssa's out there just be praying an agreement for Rasheed and that you hear his story. Are you kid me at just what he just said you know from the time he gave his life to Jesus all that he is walk-through and been through is not none of us are without our challenges in our trials and tribulations. But, you know, here is all these years later still still on fire as you can tell on fire for God and taking care of orphans and in the process of building the school.
We want to do what we can do help you raise those those funds and came out and serve the listener just be praying for for Rasheed and I still think it offer for really for coming back in and share more of your story with us today. Rasheed thank you it's been spent for fasting and I'm excited to see just how God continues to use you know not only you don't not only in in Pakistan but even really around the world. I think you got a reach beyond just Pakistan with your story.
Yes I do know some work in India. Lanka and Nepal okay and worked on okay right well to make sure that that I listeners if they're interested in how they can get in touch with you so again appreciate you coming back on the show today and appreciate your time and appreciate you having me here one day you and Mr. Robbie Gilmore on thank you, each and every one of truth, radio, Lord, we just thank you for Rasheed and we just thank you that that your your divine hand is upon this man and that your you give a vision you can bring the provision so we just thank you Lord Jesus that that all the provision that he needs to fulfill this vision that you have given him your finance for the clinic for the school will be fulfilled and will have him back one day to share a praise report to be able to give you all the glory we just thank you. We pray this in Jesus name and publishing men. I would like to challenge each of you to consider spending five days with less liver and I am pursuing the heart of ladies listening will send your manhole better with God godly husband and godly deal for you give them your blessing them. Sign up today at band camp.enfold pastors you would like to bring cooperative price ministries and man up conference to your community protocol off.org and email. Remember this. It's time to man up green vinyl tile from the top brand carpet right now number one in the reader's with the war Department. This is the goal that I want to thank Blevins for supporting my new show man on Saturday afternoon at 1230 on the truth that were the cuticle all fear if you're needing to buy a car and have marginal credit for considering using buy here pay here that's worse than taking the Russian sickle Winston-Salem motorcars will put you behind the wheel of a car you can rely on wall helping rebuild, repair or establish your credit score conveniently located on Silas Creek Pkwy. in Winston-Salem.
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