Blessed are ye, when man shall revile you, and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. (Mathew 5, 11.)
I am Sehar Naveed Paul. I was born in the City of Pakistan namely Karachi, on 3rd august 1982. I belonged to a Muslim fundamentalist family. My Father name is Muhammad Shafi. A few years ago I have been working in a medicine factory, there I met with a Christian man namely Naveed Paul. I often used to talk with him about the Religion. Being a Muslim I was taught that Bible have been changed, and Christianity is not a true religion and it is a fictitious story that Jesus Christ is a son of God, and all the Christians will be put into hell due to their faith that Jesus Christ is a son of God. And I truly believed that. But Naveed is very good at comparative studies, he also showed me some verses of Quran where it is clearly mentioned that Bible is a word of God and it cannot be changed. One day as usual I was discussing Religion with Naveed and was arguing about their faith when Naveed quoted a verse in front of me from John14: 6 which says I Am The Way, The Truth, And The Life: No Man Cometh Unto The Father, But By Me. Then he gave me a pocket bible, which I hide and kept on reading, later on while discussing and reading the truth from the Holy bible I came to know what Christianity is, and realized that I have been living in darkness from past many years of my life. Then once while reading the Bible I read the following verse, ``Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled: Ye Believe In God Believe Also In Me. (john 14: 1)
I am the vine, ye re the branches: he that abided in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for with out me ye can do nothing (john 15: 5)
While reading these verses I felt a change, in my life, in my way of thinking, in my way of leading and viewing my life. Then one day I read the following verses from the bible, which says,
" Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, where by we must be saved. (Acts 4: 12).
" He hath the son hath life: and he hath not the Son of God hath no life " (1 john 4: 12)
It brought a certain change to my heart, and I decided to embrace the word of God, I started accepting Bible, and the fact that Salvation lies in his name and word. I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. And finally I accepted Christianity and got married to Naveed Paul as to keep my faith growing in God towards salvation day by day. God is the Lord, which hath sheweth us light. I shall not die but live, and declare the works of Lord.
The Lord is my strength and song and is become my salvation.
When my parents came to know about my conversion and then my marriage, they got furious; they contacted some fundamentalist organizations and started moves to kill both of us.
I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.
Then Lord our God granted us a cute little daughter which we named Angela, mean while we kept on moving, and changing our residence from place to place in order to save our selves from the Muslim organizations who were after us to kill us according to Islamic faith, who so ever leaves his religion of Islam is liable to death, and shall be stoned to death.
The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy percepts.
Then we kept on hiding ourselves from the Muslims for a long time but that was not possible in Karachi. I have been raped by a Muslim while my husband was out and I was alone at home, while hiding ourselves from my family, then we planned to leave Karachi and still we are hiding ourselves from those fundamentalist groups. Now I have two daughters namely Angela and Magdalene. We are in hiding and looking forward for help from the Lord our God of Heaven and Earth.
I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help,
My help will come from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. Amen.
Now I am looking forward for prayers and help from all of you brothers and sisters in Christ,
Sehar Naveed Paul.