From Adoption to Redemption | Persecution

Bandaging and building the persecuted Church since 1995

From Adoption to Redemption

By William Stark

01/17/2022 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – When All Saints Church in Pakistan was bombed in September 2013 by extremists, 127 Christians were killed and another 250 were injured. It was the deadliest attack against Christians on Pakistan soil.

Among the dead were the parents of Smith Sabir, who was in third grade at the time.

ICC has been paying for his education and acting as his guardian ever since.

Now a tenth grader at St. John’s School, he starts college next year as he aspires to be a nurse.

“I love playing football and cricket. I am proud to be a part of my school’s cricket team, although we have not played much during the last 12 months. I miss my parents a lot, but at the same time, I want to be strong for my younger brother, Musa Sabir. I want him to get a good education and live a dignified life as I dream of it,” Smith told ICC.

Smith is now a part of ICC’s latest initiative, Generation Transformation, through which we will pay for Smith’s college tuition.

“I often think of God’s strange plans. He took my parents to Heaven, but He gave me ICC to take care [of] me, stand with me, to strengthen me, and to build my future. I have learned a lot from ICC on how to love others and engage in charity work. I would love to follow ICC’s footsteps in the future if I could,” said Smith.

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