LAHORE MISSIONS CHURCH OFFICE BURNT TO ASHES SUSPICIALLY.
A very sad event took place yesterday when I heard horrible news on my cell phone while I was on my missions’ trip to District Sheikhpura at Narang Mandi, 85 kilometer away from my home that Lahore Missions office is on fire. We just finished our first meeting at Narang Mandi FGA Colony and were on the way to second place nearby. It was shocking and I took a U turn and drove back to Lahore immediately.
I kept in touch with people fighting with fire including neighbors and relatives around. God saved the lives of my remaining family at home, my wife and three kids including my mother and father.
Electronic equipment of millions rupees worth including server computers, Audio/Video editing equipment, HD video Cameras, Studio Mics, Two television sets, Video Projector, TV channel computer setup, Air-conditions, Sound system, studio lighting system, electronic key boards, printers, scanners, building furniture, laptop etc of worth around 7 to 8 millions rupees burnt to ashes. Reason of fire could not found yet.
Christian religious and political leadership expressed their grief and lament on this happening demanding government to inquire the incident to find out the facts. If it was a cruel act of some of extremists groups because burnt office was a center of Christian theology and a place to spread the Christianity and was working for spiritual stability of the Christian in Pakistan by free distribution of Bible based printed and audio/video material as well as working for the restoration of basic human rights in Pakistan. To stop and cease the services for the spread of Gospel Pastor Anwar Javed experienced stern threats from militants earlier many times. People came for condolence also said that Christian leadership is under threats as Pastor Anwar Javed but government is totally ignorant and failed to provide them security.
Please remember us Christian in Pakistan in your prayers. Little kids and family are scared badly.
Pastor Anwar Javed.