THE CHURCH OF CHOLISTAN

The Church of Cholistan was established on January 7, 1981 in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.

 

The meaning of this particular word “Cholistan” is derived from the Turkish word Chol, which means desert. Cholistan thus means Land of Desert. The people of Cholistan lead a semi-nomadic life, moving from one place to another in search of water and fodder for their animals. The dry bed of the Hakra River runs through the area, along which many settlements of the Indus valley civilization have been found.

 

The Cholistan desert also locally known as “Rohi” sprawls thirty kilometers from Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan and covers an area of 26,300 Km2. It adjoins the Thar Desert extending over to Sindh and into India.

 

We can just feel about these people, who are suffering in sorrow, grief and are hoping to see the change and waiting for the Angel of the Almighty God to appear and help them. They want to see the Grace, Mercy and are hoping to see complete healing power in their lives.

 

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE SYMBOL FOR ME?

Cholistan’s quests “To SHARE AGAPE” love with the needy people who are homeless and suffering due to sickness, poverty, diseases, illiteracy, socio-economic, injustice and where youth are trapped in drug addiction, women are mistreated and there is no body to help them to raise their voice. We want to help these suffering people in there physical and spiritual needs by all the best possible means. There is pool not only of one particular nation, religion, culture and society but for the entire human race and all the nations of the world. When I consider and think for my native country Pakistan. Most of the people are illiterate, helpless and are suffering with many diseases in urban and rural areas, where we find many orphans, widows, drug addicts, jobless and who have no experience of personal salvation. But there is hope for them “THE POOL OF WATER IS STILL THERE” which is really hard for them to reach, you and I can give them hand to bring them near to the water, just think about it.

 

I can just feel about these people, who are suffering in sorrow, grieve and are hoping to see the change and waiting for the Angel to come down and stir-up the water.