Three out of ten of ARP Mission schools in Pakistan were officially de-nationalized on June 12, 2009, and handed over to the Mission on Aug. 8. The schools are a large Girl’s high school in Sahiwal, a small three-room elementary school in Burewala, and a large elementary school in Chichawatni.
The schools were nationalized 37 years ago. The appeal process started in January 2007, and after 47 trips to Islamabad and Lahore, the decision was made. The property of all three schools was purchased by the Mission, buildings constructed, schools organized and managed long before Pakistan was founded as a nation in 1947.
- Praise God and rejoice in this great answer to prayer.
- Pray for the newly trained and hired staff as they organize and begin classes this month.
- Pray for visas for Andy and Nannette Howard so that Andy can be on site as director of ARP Schools in Pakistan.
- Pray for the success in the process of appealing for the return of the other seven schools, six of which are large village schools, and one, a small elementary school attached to our ARP Church in the city of Arifwala.
Pray for God to burden the hearts of His people in the U.S. to share in the expense of managing these schools.