“Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”
A Vehicle for Pastoral Work in Pakistan
Father Javed Khurshid, still relatively young, was ordained into the priesthood 12 years ago and works today in Pakistan’s Diocese of Multan. His parish, Saint Peter’s, covers nearly 300 miles, serving part of a city and a large rural area.
The parish includes nine outstations and many villages, all of which Father Khurshid must visit. Every week, he covers hundreds of miles: bringing the sacraments, visiting the sick, conducting funerals, and much more. Christians in Pakistan face frequent discrimination, often even violence, and generally live on the lowest rung of society. The priest’s visits are a source of hope and eagerly awaited by the people.
Father Khurshid’s service to the faithful and needy is impossible without transportation. But he has only one aging vehicle, which has been used by priests of the parish for the past 16 years. It is constantly breaking down, to the point of being unsafe; repairs are expensive and temporary. Father Khurshid never knows if he is going to arrive at his destination on time, and public transportation in this part of Pakistan is inconsistent.
Because the parish does not have the money for a new car, ACN is planning a contribution of $14,000 so that Father Khurshid can buy a reliable vehicle and reach his congregation.
Will you join us in helping Father Khurshid purchase a car and visit the Catholic faithful in Pakistan?
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