He walks a path that is not easy. Carrying a burning desire to share the Christian message with his fellow countrymen, he moved to the north. Despite the threats of danger from Islamic extremists, he took the risk. The passion that both captivates and enlivens him will not let him live any other way.
Amidst the perils and burdens he shoulders, he still manages to share his Christian faith, overjoyed when he speaks of a Muslim that is now his brother.
Before his clandestine meeting with other Christians, “R”, (Above right) a new believer from a Muslim background, made his driver leave him a long distance away. He then followed a circuitous route to the meeting place via a hotel, a market and a mosque, always checking to see if he was being followed. When he was sure no one was looking, he knocked on the door and quickly entered.
This short meeting might be his only time with other believers for many months. He lives in the far north of Pakistan, and knows of no other Christians in his area. It is not unlawful for Christians to meet, but it is often a death sentence for a Muslim to convert.
(Canon 5D MarkII, 24-105mm @82mm, 1/3200 sec, f4, ISO 200)
(Canon 5D MarkII, 24-105mm @67mm, 1/160 sec, f16, ISO 100)
Part of an ongoing project about the persecution of Christians in Pakistan.
©Copyright Gary S. Chapman 2009