“I was down in my spirit. Being a government employee in a government hospital, you just don’t know how or when there will be a transfer letter on your desk. I was told I would be transferred to Thar—a dessert area where children are dying because of stomach diseases and a lack of clean drinking water. As I sat in my office, a nurse came in to call me to an emergency. I rushed out, but could not take the stress as a woman took her last breath and died in my hands. I burst into tears and ran to my office. The nurse who assisted me came to me and said, ‘Doctor, here is a brochure’, and she left. I threw it on my desk and sat in distress. Later I read it. I thought to myself that I have five days leave from tomorrow to get packed and go to Thar. I decided to go to this Summit first. I even invited my two other friends.
It was so refreshing to have fellowship with other Christian leaders. The sessions were wonderful. Dr. Brene Brown’s session stuck in my mind and I started weeping. The person sitting next to me was a Pastor, and asked to pray for me. I said yes, so he just took my hand in his hand and started weeping too. Something was going on in our lives and God was at work.
When the talk was over, the lights came on and the host asked, ‘Are you running from yourself? Do you think injustice has been done to you? Do you feel like grumbling and yelling and saying no to things which are not of your desire? God is calling you to take on the tough task, and He will help you.’ I realized that these words were for me. At once, a heavy load was lifted from my shoulders, and I felt released…
I want to share with you today that since I’ve been in Thar, I have saved 8 new-born babies, and 28 other children’s lives just because I took a bold step of faith in Jesus. Thank you for the GLS in Pakistan. Thank you for strengthening me in my calling.”
—GLS Attendee, Pakistan
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