[May 10, 2017] Dear precious fellow labourers in our Lord
Glory to the risen Lord Jesus Christ!
Our beloved spiritual father Pastor Paul underwent major brain surgery today, which lasted six hours. By God's grace it was successful. Hospital authorities brought in two famous neurosurgeons for the procedure. Thank you all for your prayers.
Last night, he called for an emergency meeting of the Board of Directors for Bibles for Mideast and the ALG Church. Our meeting lasted only ten minutes since that was all doctors would allow.
We then spent the whole night in prayer in the hospital chapel. Today, during the surgery, our believers [50 in all, says Pastor's wife Mercy—Ed.] held a fasting and prayer service. A five-year old girl joined in, not drinking milk or even water for the duration. And our Lord answered our prayers! We thank and praise Him forever.
I am eager to tell you something important about the medical expenses. Pastor Paul did not want me to reveal this, but I cannot refrain from telling you that his daughter sold her gold ornaments for his treatment. But that is still not enough to cover expenses. His wife does not have jewels to sell. We are aware how he manages his livelihood. His life is important for us. We need his directorship and service for the ministry and the ALG Church, which is still its infancy.
Thanking you for your prayers and cooperation,
Your co-labourer in His service,
Pastor Peter Haneef (President)
Please keep Pastor Paul, his wife and family, and all the churches associated with Bibles for Mideast (gathered under the ALG Church umbrella) in your prayers as his recovery may well be long. If you would like to help financially, please visit our DONATE page. We appreciate your support and help, especially your prayers!