I went for about 10 days in November 2015 to Faisalabad and Lahore. My family lived in Faisalabad for a number of years, so this trip was a re-visting of some old friends. Better than the usual phone calls and emails. More than 5 years since my last visit.
I stayed at a Hostel in Warispura, Faisalabad, and was kept busy speaking in a number of churches associated with Calvary Church.
In Lahore I had a meeting with a leader of an educational charity and visited a couple of small village schools, supported by a second charity.
What’s changed? Just how much a village like Khushal, just outside Faisalabad, has developed. Now there is electricity, some shops, churches and a school. Also how common are mobile phones – at the end of some talks, some wanted photos and selfies.
I hope that in the autumn of 2017 Mary and I might be able to visit for a longer time. We left in a rush in 2004 and it would be nice to have a more deliberate saying of our goodbyes.