When my kids were young, they were blessed to have been able to attend Vacation Bible School (VBS). The first few years I dropped them at a church up the road from our house. While I was on the road (Abundant Life Christian Ministries of Georgia’s Into the Highways project), the Lord put it in the heart of a neighbor who’d taught VBS, to have VBS at her home. My kids attended and were blessed.
Presently, in America, the only restrictions on children attending Sunday School or Vacation Bible School, or any religious instruction, is whether or not their parents approve, and they are able to get there.
My involvement with Renewal Ministries Fellowship has brought me into contact with incredible and courageous pastors from around the world, most of whom are endangered for simply believing in Jesus as Son of God, let alone actually having the audacity to preach Christ.
Evangelist Perwaiz Akhter Masih, of Pakistan, is one of those fearless pastors.
We are “doing work among children as a non-profit, non-denominational, evangelical Christian ministry to boys and girls under age 14. The children ministry began in Oct 2005” in a “home-based office in Sheikhupura district Punjab Pakistan,” Evangelist Perwaiz said.
The aim of the organization is to train children and provide teaching and resources that will enable other churches to train their children in the ways Christ. The Sunday School Association mission is to:
(1) promote Sunday school movement in Pakistan and promote a spirit of unity amongst Sunday school teachers;
(2) provide education, information, resources and inspiration to Sunday school teachers:
(3) To translate and publish new curriculum, teaching aids and booklets on different aspects of the Christian Education for use in Sunday Schools:
(4) To promote the Jesus Film project for children: and
(5) Postal Bible Club – Free Bible Correspondence Lessons.
“The ultimate Goal of the Sunday School Association Pakistan is to make disciples by winning young people to Christ and helping them to grow in their Christian faith within Pakistani churches,” Evangelist Perwaiz said.
The vast majority of Pakistan do not know the message or the power of the Gospel, according to Evangelist Perwaiz.
“Indeed, most live as if God does not exist, he said.
There are thousands of towns and villages without any Gospel witness whatever. Pakistan has a large population of children under age 14. As the Apostle Paul said so many centuries ago, “How shall they hear without a preacher?”
“God has given us a vision to promote a spirit of unity amongst Sunday school teachers, providing programme and events for Christian Churches of all denominations, and promote the importance of Sunday school movement in the rural and urban areas of Pakistan. Thankful to the Lord, and humbled, for the opportunities to work with different churches. It has strengthened the UNITY of churches in our land,” Evangelist Perwaiz said.
My prayer for these valiant preachers is from Psalm 71.
O God, from my youth you have taught me,
and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.
So even to old age and gray hairs,
O God, do not forsake me,
until I proclaim your might to another generation,
your power to all those to come.
Here are some photos of the Sunday School Association of Pakastan.