Please join me in praying for Pastor Faisal Manzoor and Bright Hope Ministries in Pakistan. You can learn more about the ministry on their website here and on youtube here.
From their website about the overall ministry:
Bright Hope ministry is a vision of Faisal Manzoor it is a humanitarian and gospel ministry. The organization is set up to address the acute need of the oppressed, neglected and marginalized section of society in particular to protect children’s from the unjustified persecution, maltreatment, inhuman violence, harassment, hatred and religious intolerance. In addition Bright hope ministries is working on various projects to support and uplift community in Pakistan, these are Education Center, Sewing Center, Relief Projects, Support to widows and Orphans and Scholarship Project for Students. Our vision is to reach communities transformed them and to equip them. All are we doing for the glory of God and to build his kingdom.
From Pastor Manzoor about the brick kiln children:
It is my great pleasure to introduce our current project on brick kiln children (labor bondage children) we are on a mission to transform these children life. We feel that Brick kiln kids have miserable lives worse than other (bounded Labors) slavery.
There are so many facts behind this child labor. Poverty, Illiteracy, unawareness of human rights and the major fact is discrimination. They started work daily early in the morning 4 o’clock till dawn 6 in the evening. During this period they work with these children with depressing feelings.
In this situation it’s extremely impossible for these brick kiln children to progress in their own lives. At 4 am early in the morning they mash mud with water then they mold bricks by hand and carry them to the chimney in the heat of the scorching sun. Sometimes the temperature is more than 50 F, and we are thinking that they struggle to arrive at school every day and most of them want to leave this severity of life.
As well as the burden of having to spend the 14 hours on the brick kilns as laborers, even they are not able to have proper food. After finishing the 1000 bricks they get paid of Rs. 250 (2 dollars and 50 cents) for all families.
But our compassion is very deep for the brick kiln children, and we are proud to change the lives of many brick kiln children through the Bright Hope brick kiln school. And they realized that the education is the only key to successful life better than slavery.
We need your prayers and support for the many other brick kiln children to open the school to realize these children sense of dignity & self-respect & giving them the hope for a better future. And we need many of your helping hands in this Mission transforming life.
Bright Hope ministries is set up to address the acute need of the oppressed, neglected and marginalized section of society, in particular to protect children’s from the unjustified persecution, maltreatment, inhuman violence, harassment, hatred and religious intolerance. Our vision is to provide free education, medical, food, books, clothes as well as the scripture studies to brick kiln children. We are committed to enrich these children with strong moral values, good education and skills that enable them to become productive responsible citizens of our country, and we can not do it alone we need you.
Please do not hesitate to ask for more information about his project.Thank you and God bless you.