Pakistan: November 5, 2006. At Anycost Jesus Ministry working in Pakistani Muslims writes to PCP and reveals details of Martyrdom of Dr. Mehaboob, father of two children burned to death.
The member of underground ministry writes "I send you some of the details of the missionary Dr. Mehaboob and family who were brutally murdered in Pakistan and the underground evangelization ministry to the Muslims named "At Anycost Jesus Mission" named Habel of At Anycost Jesus Mission
The Alias Habel names it as " A Big Trap of The Militants"
He narrates as: Somebody from Lahore, introduced himself as the Pakistan Coordinator of an international missionary organization, contacted Dr. Mehaboob last year and asked about the underground ministry of the At Anycost Jesus Mission. He promised a regular monthly support for our ministry in Pakistan. We, the missionaries discussed together and gave him the details. We were happy. We thought our crisis and difficulties have been gone. We made plans for developing the ministry and planting the churches.
But that was a big trap. The militants got the details of our ministry. It led Dr. Mehaboob and family put into trouble. The whole of his family almost wiped out. Our prayer hall demolished and some of the believer's houses were set on fire. Our believers were beaten while they were worshipping the Lord.
Actually it was not the fault of the missionary organization. They were innocent regarding this matter. It was the creation of the militants and they played the trick.
So we have decided with prayers not to release our locality, address, telephone numbers except email id to anybody. Please don`t feel bad; I cannot give you our address and phone numbers.
As you may aware that the billions of Gulf money flowing from the Middle East and Arabia to the terrorists in Pakistan to destroy Hindu and Christianity. Their main target is to wipe out the Christianity (Christians and Christian nations). It is absolutely difficult for us to serve the Lord without money. Not by might, nor by power; but by the Spirit of the Lord. We pray for His helps only. As St. Paul said, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". He is our Helper and Protector.
Dr. MEHABOOB AND FAMILY
Dr. Mehaboob was born and brought up in a fanatic Muslim family of Bahawalpur in Pakistan. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior while he was doing research for the doctorate. He married a Christian girl named Paulin about 17 years ago. She was also one of his fellow researchers. His conversion and marriage was a big problem to the community. They would have been killed by his relatives. But they escaped and lived in Peshawar for few years. They started proclaiming the Gospel there. Many people accepted Jesus. And they were attacked and their first boy child (who was elder to Shalom) was murdered on his 7 years of age. So they left Peshawar and came to Azad Kashmir and continued their ministry in between Muzaffarabad and Bajaur.
At Anycost Jesus Mission started on 1st of January 2000 as a millennium project for the underground evangelization of the Muslim Nations. Dr. Mehaboob was one of the founders of the Mission.
The militants asked Dr. Mehaboob family to stop missionary activities and convert back to Islam with the believers. They offered a big amount to convert back to Islam and join with their group. They very much appreciated the way of the underground ministry Dr.Mehaboob and the team doing. They wanted to utilize his efforts and talents to fight against Christianity. Dr. Mehaboob and family totally refused them and boldly said that Christ is our Savior and we will stand behind His shadow till the last breath of our life. He was beaten several times. Around 15 to 20 people kidnapped the boy Shalom (15 years old) on 8th of August. They forcibly and roughly circumcised him. They used iron weights and rusty knives for the circumcision. Then they left the boy back home. He became sick, suffered too much pain, pus came out from penis and could not urinate for two or three days. The militants gave the warning it was only an advance. Dr. Mehaboob approached the Police to file a case. But the police did not register a case, and said that they would be charged against Mehaboob for attempting murder to his son. All the believers gathered in his house everyday and prayed. It made the militants angry.
On 21st of August, the whole family of Dr. Mehaboob was kidnapped. Believers were beaten severely whenever they try to join for prayers. The police was supporting the militants.
The militants raped the girls in front of the parents. Sharon, the older girl of 14 years old rebuked, so they cut one of her breasts. Both Shalom and Sharon were brutally killed. The militants left the dead bodies in a ditch along with a motorbike, poured the petrol and burnt them. The police said those are unidentified dead bodies. And made a false statement that it was an accident and the petrol tank of the bike was opened while they were fallen into the ditch and burnt by a spark.
Since then there was no news about Mehaboob, wife and remaining two girls. It was informed to the related authorities of the government.
The dead body of Dr. Mehaboob was found near Ratti Galli Pass in Azad Kashmir on October 18. He was 42 years of age. A week later, the body of Paulin Mehabooba (37 years old) was also found at the same place where her husband`s body was found.
None of the believers could do anything with the dead bodies for the burial. Because the believers feared it was the trick of the militants to catch the missionaries and the believers. They guess the water creatures or some wild animals from the forest might have eaten the bodies.
There is no news about Sherin (11 years old) and Shelvin (7 years old), the remaining daughters of Dr.Mehaboob family. They are still missing.
Believers are under the great trouble and fear. They are forcibly over controlled by the militants. Not allowed to pray or not even to speak a single word about Christ or Christianity or Christians
Related with the same incident, tribal people and their leaders also being murdered by the militants in the Neelum Valley. They demolished a church and some houses were set on fire.
The militants are very strong in this region and there are many militant training camps too. Huge amount of money reaching them from outside for their activities. A good amount will be distributed among the local families. So the local people highly supporting them. Many of the families compulsorily sending their children for the training.
Around 80 militants have been killed in an air strike by Pakistani forces on a madrassa (religious school) used as a militant training camp. The attack took place near Khar, the main town in Bajaur. More than two helicopters involved in the attack.
AT ANYCOST JESUS MISSION
At Anycost Jesus Mission started on 1st of January 2000 as a millennium project for the Underground Ministry for Evangelizing Muslim Nations by 18 dedicated missionaries from different Asian and African countries.
At present there are 78 dedicated underground missionaries serving under this mission in different nations for reaching the Gospel to the Muslim nations and winning them unto the saving power of Jesus Christ at any cost. When they select an area, they find out the prisoners and visiting them in prisons as well as visiting the sick at the hospitals with the love of Christ. By the interest of those prisoners or sick, our missionaries visiting their families and making contact with them. In many houses they see sick or depressed people who don`t get enough care and love from the neighbors or relatives, but criticizing and abusing unnecessarily.
The missionaries of the At Anycost Jesus Mission select these kinds of families as their first mission field in an area. They love those families and counseling, nurturing, medicating, healing and clothing them with prayers and sharing of the word of God. Sometimes cleaning the house, cooking food, bathing the sick also our volunteers do. Such a concrete relationship they make with each of the families or to say becoming a part of the families. They keep the same relationship with one family to the neighboring families. Our ministers neither mentions they are Christian missionaries, nor say coming from a distant place or country. But show the Christian faith and love to them by dealings, prayers, meditating and sharing the word of God. By the help of the same families they gather children to share Bible stories and showing them funs and other interesting items. Slowly adults also attending to hear the stories and enjoy the programmes. There they start Bible classes for both adults and children along with literacy classes.
Two of the Disciples of Jesus Christ were going from Jerusalem to Emmaus after the resurrection of Jesus. They were going because of the terrible fear of the persecutions that can have from the Jews. But Lord Jesus walked with them without revealing Himself. He talked them with the word of God. He described the glorification of the Son of God. He wanted to know whether they really ask Him to go with them or not. He gave them eat. Then only He revealed Himself before them. Finally we see the Disciples returned back to Jerusalem to have assembly with others. (Lk 13:35). This is the way we adopt for our ministry.
Our ministers hardly contact the missionary organizations or congregations if any in the surrounding towns. Making unnecessary connections with them will be affecting the underground ministries in a negative perspective and we may not be able to reach the goal. Winning at least 12 souls and preparing them to plant a church is the primary goal. When they reach the goal, they contact the ministers and congregations of the surrounding areas (if any) and hand over the believers to them to follow up as well as planting the church. And our missionaries leaving to another unreached area to undertake its evangelization.
A certain young Muslim fanatic man who murdered some of our believers accepted Jesus Christ as savior from Islam, was appointed to destroy the family of one of our international directors by a terrorist group few years ago. But God has enabled him to confess from sins by seeing the child of whom he was poisoned was almost dead and was unconscious around 30 hours got up from the bed miraculously by calling Jesus` Name and also by holding someone`s hand from the space. He asked forgiveness to the father of the child and accepted Jesus as his personal savior and Lord. So his former group tried to kill him, but he escaped miraculously by the grace of our Lord. He studied Bible and Evangelism and involving with the underground ministries in one of the South Asian countries.
A six member missionary family is totally wiped out by the unidentified militants because of their missionary activities to the Muslims. A house church leader shot dead by the extremists.
One Muslim woman believed Jesus along with her husband and two children. Because of the Christian faith, her husband was killed and beheaded. Her both children died by Hepatitis without getting any treatment. She suffered a lot in her young age from her brethren and relatives. By God`s grace she married again with a pastor who is also converted from Islam and they both found a mission field and started working there. There are many missionaries serving like this in different countries with amazing experiences. (Sorry, we cannot furnish any of the details of our missionaries or the mission fields because of the security reasons of our believers. Our Lord Jesus said in Matthew 10:16 that we must be as shewed as snakes and as innocent as doves).
At any time the enemies of the Gospel may murder us. But we don`t hesitate to say as St. Paul said, "Now I am ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand".
All of the missionaries of the At Anycost Jesus Mission serving for the Lord with the same intention. It is not as a suicidal squad. But we are sure that we don`t count our life important in this world. And offer our lives to spread the Gospel to the areas where others think it is impossible to reach them Gospel. It is given in the behalf of Christ, not only believe on Him, but also suffer for His sake.
We don`t show who we are and what we are; but those who are experiencing our ministry is getting to understand by the grace of God.
We don`t project ourselves; but project the life and the mission of Jesus Christ.
We don`t ask anybody to support us. We don`t give our mailing address to anybody. For we do not know how long we can be in a particular station with a permanent address and what will be happening next in our lives.
Hardly people send online donations to a mission without having an address. Everybody knows it. But we swim against the flow.
At Anycost Jesus Mission do not think the financial support is the most important one for the ministry. It is important; but not most important. God`s grace, our prayerful life according the Word of God and dedicated witness for glorifying our Lord are the most important. Do our duty best in His service as the Holy Spirit guides. If He wants, He will provide our needs and we thank and praise our Lord for His provisions. If we face financial crisis, we praise and thank God for giving us more time to pray and worship to renew our dedication and to be recharged the spirit of courage.
We live and serve by faith alone.
We don`t want to say anything more about ourselves, for we fully believe that God carefully listening our works and He take care of our protection and our needs.