I am Pastor Evangelist Rasheed Akther. Jesus Christ, who by his grace, found me when I wandered in sin and darkness; he stretched out His lovely hand and saved me. What a joy that filled my life. It was a great glorious night, November 4, 1972, that I gave my life to Christ. I was got to be a re-born Christian with the power of the Holy Spirit on November 4, 1972. I shall never forget my experience on that great night when I received my calling.
I was ministering with the operation mobilization of Karachi up to that time. I did not know what to do; where to go. Jesus appeared to me in a dream and asked me to open my mouth, which I did. He breathed His Breath in my mouth and said to me: go and preach the Gospel; I am with you to confirm all you will say in my name.
From that very time, my life was revolutionized. I went forth and preached everywhere, and the Lord working with me confirmed the word with signs following. I visited some parts of Asia, Africa, and Europe with different crusades and gave teaching seminars. During some of my evangelistic crusades and revival services, I have seen the eyes of the blind open, the lame walk, the deaf hear and many other sickness and diseases healed by the power of Jesus.
Two years ago, the same Lord spoke again to my spirit saying: “organize the flock of Jesus in Pakistan because many people are suffering and are in need of a spiritual revival and assistance in their disastrous human situations especially in the field of primary and prevented medical health care.
HISTORY OF LoL
Light of Life (LoL) came into being with my repentance. I left my job/business and joined different local missionary teams to evangelize the word of God in my home country.
In 1983, I went for evangelical training in the USA. I came back to my country and organized LoL as a complete evangelistic and welfare organization. An Executive Board was formed with members from different walks of life who volunteered to participate fully or partly in LoL.
Crusades were and being conducted in the far-reaching areas of the country where means of communication are quite difficult. Evangelical recorded cassettes are sold to people at a very low cost and on a no-profit no-loss basis. Biblical Literature and Bibles are distributed freely among non-Christians. Other community welfare work is also undertaken through LoL. Different youth organizations have been formed to promote the word of God among young people.
The LoL was formed on the basis of self-help, but the aims and objectives could not be fulfilled completely as the mass media support is very poor due to a lack of funds. However, prayer channels have been set up for friends in the home country and abroad who are working for the Lord through whom LoL is survived.
OBJECTIVES OF LoL