The Stones Will Cry Out
Naveed Malik

 


As he was now drawing near, at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" And some of the Pharisees in the multitude said to him, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples." He answered, "I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out." {Luke 19:37-40 RSV}

In a village of Punjab there is a girl named Nitasha who watched one of my videos. I don't know how my video reached her village, but she was touched by the power of the Holy Spirit. She is a follower of Christ along with her parents, and is currently studying in the tenth grade. Her father, who was stationed in Karachi serving in the Pakistani Army, was going back home for a few days of vacation so she asked him: "Please bring all of the videos and books of this man of God named Naveed Malik who resides in Karachi. "Her father visited me after making an appointment on the telephone. He said, "Your work is so wonderful that my daughter is asking for more videos and all of your books." I gave him my material and man went back to his home in Punjab. Nitasha was 12 years old when she watched the first video.

Now she is 15 and asked her father, "Please invite this man to our village to preach in a convention." After making a huge decision her father made a phone call inviting me to visit his village to preach. I said that after 45 days I would have some time to come but I can't waste two days on one side trip by train because I am a very busy person. In other words, I was saying that I don't have time to come by train and I don't have money to fly by plane.

Nitasha's father had just retired from the Pakistan Army and he received a lot of money. He said, "I will take care of everything." I told him, "OK, but please ask your church leader to make a phone call to me regarding this program." When the call was made, I gave them the dates 5th and 6th October 2009.

I got on a plane for a flight to the city of Multan which lasted 1 hour 45 minutes. Nitasha's father was waiting for me at the airport along with another man in a car, and together we set out on the 3 hour journey to reach Nitasha's home in a small city named Fatah Pore. After refreshing, we went to the village where the convention was being held. Nitasha's father provided busses for the people living in surrounding villages. The program was well organized, taking place on huge grounds where 1,500 people heard the Gospel, and after an alter call 400 people gave their lives to Jesus. There was huge security, too. Gunmen were around me although I told them that "My God is my refuge and the horn of my salvation." The meeting ended at 12 a.m. The organizers said, "We don't allow the Muslims to come to our conventions." I said, "No, No, No! You have to allow them to come. I have not come to preach about any religion but to exalt JESUS. They also need to hear about the love of God." So their hearts were open to receiving Muslims as well for the second evening of the convention.

That morning there was a seminar inside the church and I gave them the challenge: "What is our responsibility for sharing the Gospel in our country?" There were 200 people present when I also shared my personal testimony and leaders where so blessed that their eyes were tearful with joy and happiness. After the seminar, a man from another village came to me and said, "I have watched your videos in Dubai and I was anxious to meet you so please have lunch with me." I said, "Please ask the four organizers to join us." Finally we all went to his village and had lunch. There were a lot of people in the house of the mayor where I shared the Gospel.

You will be surprised to learn that during the second day of the convention the people who attended the first night's program were busy advertising so that many others, including Muslims, would have the opportunity to be in attendance the second evening. As a result, there were 3,500 people who attended this program and 700 people gave their hearts to the Lord.

Now Praise the Lord that 1,100 people gave Him their lives in only two meetings. It is not because the local church leader invited me, it is not because Nitasha's father invited me, but it is because of Nitasha's efforts to bring me to her village. And more specifically I will say that only one of my videos working in her life was the seed for this great harvest. No doubt that it is all because of the work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit led us all to follow Him and we did. Jesus said about His disciples that "If they will stop (spreading the Gospel), then stones will cry out (to accomplish it)." When leaders fail to do what is expected of them then the Lord uses children.

Dear readers do not think that you are nothing. You are something in Christ. God loves you and wants you to be one of His sheep. So share with others what He has done for you. There is a lot more I could say but to make it simple, please take your responsibility to heart. Photos of this program are available upon request. Listen attentively: "Sharing the Good News is not optional but it is a command for every believer in Christ Jesus." May God refresh you through this account of the obedience of a Pakistani girl named Nitasha.

Naveed Malik