Faith lived out in flood-hit Pakistan
Langham Graduate Qaiser Julius is ‘putting his theology into practice’ by coordinating a compassion campaign to help hundreds of families devastated by flooding in recent weeks.
Since the rains started in mid-June, more than 1,400 people have died in Pakistan. The UN estimates that one million homes have been destroyed.
Sherry Rahman, Pakistan’s climate minister, told BBC News that it is the heaviest recorded rainfall in ten years and more than a third of the country is completely under water.
Reaching 1,000 families
Qaiser is the Director of Open Theological Seminary (OTS) in Lahore.
During the height of the pandemic, OTS delivered practical aid to 3,000 vulnerable families through its ‘compassion’ arm.
Now, OTS is aiming to reach 1,000 families with food packs, mosquito nets and hygiene kits during the first phase. Distribution has already begun in Sindh and Southern Punjab.
Qaiser and his wife have also been visiting those affected by the floods.
He said: “Our campaign is going on in different affected areas. We are doing it with the help of local pastors and our coordinators. Please continue to remember this campaign in your prayers.”
OTS is hoping to assist more victims in other areas as the campaign continues.
Qaiser studied for his PhD at Melbourne School of Theology, Australia, graduating in 2016. Langham has published his thesis.
He is one of over 300 graduates who have been equipped to serve in the Majority World with Langham’s support.