Having arrived safely in Lahore a few days ago, we got in touch with our good friend Dr. Rev. Yousaf Bhatti who runs Jesus disciple-making nation (JDMN) ministry and Holy Fire TV. He is a wonderful evangelist, a humble man and the star of story-board in Hammad’s featured song Maen charagh hoon – Pastor’s song. He invited us to visit on Wednesday 1st June so that Sally could address the Women’s meeting at 4pm.
With just a few day’s notice I prayed for inspiration about what passage I should speak on to these ladies, something that would touch their lives and work within their culture. God guided me to Luke 13: 10-17 the story of Jesus healing a crippled woman on the Sabbath who had a spirit of infirmity.
Hammad kindly agreed to sing Psalm 23 in Urdu and then I sang The Lord’s my Shepherd in English before I started sharing testimony from my own life and how Jesus wanted to set each of us free from the spirits that hold us down. I then brought the scripture to life with Rev Yousaf doing amazing translation. The women listed intently as they sat on the floor in an upstairs room with fans a full speed. We ended with freedom prayer and Hammad sang the featured song.