Thursday, May 7, 2009
Introducing Aslam Malik
3 John 1:5 - 6 (NLT) 5Dear friend, you are being faithful to God when you care for the traveling teachers who pass through, even though they are strangers to you. 6They have told the church here of your loving friendship. Please continue providing for such teachers in a manner that pleases God.
Aslam Malik went to Canada in 1992 from Pakistan. Both he and his wife Toy, from Oshawa Ontario, are Bible College graduates of Apostolic Missionary Institute. In 2005- 2006 the Malik’s served a one year AIM assignment in Sri Lanka under missionary Prince Mathiasz.
While in Sri Lanka, they were involved in many aspects of missionary work. They were active in preaching, teaching in the Bible school, Sunday school, office work, teaching computer skills and English. Aslam and Toy were also involved in the Tsunami disaster relief, outreach, home Bible studies, house prayer meetings, counseling, youth and evangelism. Thirty-seven people were baptized during their brief and busy stay in Sri Lanka.
The Malik’s were appointed missionaries of the United Pentecostal Church International to Pakistan in September 2007. They are excited about the future God has for them in the land of their calling. They seek to remain active in Bible College ministry as well as teaching, evangelizing and working with other missionaries serving in that region.
Recently I was able to enjoy a visit with The Malik Family as they traveled through North Carolina seeking to gain prayer and financial support for their efforts in Pakistan. I was deeply moved by their passion to be a blessing to a nation that is considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world.
Aslam and Toy have two wonderful children. Isaiah is 9 and Tiara is 6 years old. They both are very friendly and it was delightful to spend time with them. They share their parent’s love for Pakistan and are eager to leave the comforts and safety of North America, for the uncertainty and unrest that often characterizes the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
During their quick trip through North Carolina the Malik Family was greatly blessed by twenty pastors and churches that joined them as Partners in Missions for Pakistan. I honor the great fellowship of the North Carolina District of the United Pentecostal Church International, whose vision extends beyond our borders and reaches around the world.
I give honor to Aslam and Toy Malik for their service and sacrifice for the kingdom of God. While in North Carolina they ministered in several churches and saw a number of people filled with the Holy Ghost and baptized in Jesus Name. They also received word from a local pastor of at least one notable miracle that took place during one of their services. We appreciate their ministry throughout North America as they travel and promote missions. Above all, we are grateful for their sincere desire to be a blessing to the 172 million people of Pakistan.
3 John 1:7 - 8 (NLT) 7For they are traveling for the Lord, and they accept nothing from people who are not believers. 8So we ourselves should support them so that we can be their partners as they teach the truth.
One Partner In Missions of $50 per month will help reach approximately 15 individuals per month in Pakistan. If you would like more information about Missions, or if you would like to partner with the Malik family, please visit www.foreignmissions.com.