Rebekha Bibi is a passionate evangelist for the Lord. She is the only single female evangelist VOM helps support in Pakistan. In a male-dominated Muslim culture, few women dare to take on the challenging and dangerous work of evangelism. This fearless woman travels all over, bringing the good news of “Isa Masih” (Jesus Christ), who changed her life. Rebekha grew up as a Muslim, but her heart was changed through the testimony of a Christian friend, and now she wants to share her story with everyone.
Rebekha just sent in a report of her recent activities. In one month, Rebekha visited 13 different villages to hold prayer meetings and distribute aid. In addition, she also met with several families and young women to encourage and pray with them. When she visits the various villages, “I have teaching sessions with some ladies (seekers) for reading the Bible. Currently we are going through Matthew chapters 1 to 5,” she said.
Rebekha loves the work that she does. But lately she has been hampered by illness. Rebekha suffers from Hepatitis C, and often it makes her too weak to travel. While she is confined at home, she told us she is studying John, Hebrews, James and 1 Corinthians. She said, “During my sickness, the Word of God encourages me. I feel strengthened.” She plans to share what she learns from these Scriptures with a gypsy group she has been visiting.
When I heard Rebekha’s news, it stuck with me because I have a cousin who also suffers from Hepatitis C. Here in the U.S., he has access to the best treatment the medical community has to offer. So far, he feels healthy and has been able to continue working. He recently learned his current treatment, which has a 50% success rate, is not working. But he and his family are looking to the future. There may be a new drug available in about a year that has had promising results in testing.
Rebekha doesn’t have access to the cutting edge health care my cousin does. VOM is helping her with medical expenses and helping her to get the care that she needs, but she likely won’t be able to try this new drug my cousin is expecting to try. But she is not worried. Rebekha is hoping for healing from God. She invited a group of women to her home for a prayer meeting. “These sisters prayed for my healing from Hepatitis C, so that with more strength I can serve the Great Commission of the Lord.”
Her hope isn’t that she is healed for herself or for her family. Rebekha’s desire is that she can be healthy so she can continue to “go into all the world and preach the gospel.”
Rebekha wrote to us, “I need your prayers, also.” Please join with me in praying for healing for our sister Rebekha. Let’s pray together that the God of the Bible, the Great Healer, will touch Rebekha’s life so she can continue on in this crucial ministry in Pakistan.