Christians Broadcasting Hope Now Speaks Urdu
By John Walters
Over 230 million people speak the Urdu language. The majority live in Pakistan and Western India, but Urdu speakers are in every part of the world. As of April 17, 2022—Easter Sunday—Christians Broadcasting Hope speaks Urdu too! That’s the day we launch our tenth and newest program, Chashma Hayat (“Streams of Living Water”). Two magnificent friends have been working in Pakistan the past several months to prepare for this incredible day.
Samuel George, our Chashma Hayat director, was born in, and still lives in, Karachi, Pakistan. As a teacher, pastor, and leader of some 263 congregations, Samuel is an excellent communicator and carries a deep urgency for bringing the hope of Jesus to those searching for truth, peace, and a hope-filled future. Samuel articulates, “We’re excited to reach out to all the children of God who are Urdu speaking listeners with the message of love, faith, and hope.”
Since Chashma Hayat will be aired entirely on social media, Razia Mushtaq is serving as our online pastor/producer. She was born in Lahore, Pakistan, but now lives in Karachi. From the very early days of her life, she has felt the call of God and has tirelessly worked to prepare and study—all with the clear focus of bringing the hope of Jesus to the world where she lives. In her own words, “It is my burden and desire to reach out to our dear peoples with the Good News of the gospel in the Urdu language and other local dialects. We can reach many people with online platforms, radio, and television. People feel comfortable watching or listening from their homes, especially concerning matters relating to spirituality.” Learn more about Razia Mushtaq!
This ministry launch of Chashma Hayat has been made possible by a very generous and visionary couple. Like all our broadcasts, the ability to spread hope comes from people who believe there is hope to give through Jesus. Thank you for your prayer, encouragement, and financial support, too! You can always find out more about all that is happening with Christians Broadcasting Hope and how you can be a part at christiansbroadcastinghope.org.
Thanks for praying—especially on April 17!