An Open Letter to Asia Bibi – A Letter form one Mother to Another

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“I do not know how long it will be,
nor what the future holds for me,
but this I know: if Jesus leads me,
I shall get home someday.”

Good day Asia, I pray that this letter finds you in good health and peace of mind.

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News of your case has reached me here in my country, a little Island called Bermuda. I want you to know that you and your family are in my daily prayers. I also want to encourage you to remain faithful to God and trust that He’ll make a way. When You Are Down to Nothing, God Is Up to Something: Your life may seem hopelessly stuck. Your future may appear impenetrably dark. And it may feel you’re constantly under attack. But wait. The end of our hope often signals the beginning of God’s help. Just before a breakthrough, a breakdown usually happens. When we are down & out & there seems to be no way out, look up & wait on God. He will make a way. He will open doors nobody is able to shut. “He will prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies. He’ll anoint your head with oil; your cup shall overflow. Surely goodness & mercy shall follow you all the days of your life.” Only Trust God & Believe

Our heavenly Father is right by your side.

From : Fredricka RussellShare with your Friends

In June 2009, Asia bibi, a farmhand from the village of Ittan Wali in Sheikhupura District, was asked to fetch water; she complied, but some of her Muslim fellow workers refused to drink the water as they considered Christians to be “unclean”. Apparently some arguments ensued. There had already been a running feud between Noreen and a neighbour about some property damage. Later some coworkers complained to a cleric that Noreen made derogatory comments about Prophet Muhammad. A mob came to her house, beating her and members of her family before she was rescued by the police. However, the police initiated an investigation about her remarks, resulting in her arrest and prosecution under Section 295 C of the Pakistan Penal Code. She spent more than a year in jail. In November 2010 Muhammed Naveed Iqbal, a judge at the court of Sheikhupura, Punjab, sentenced her to death by hanging. Additionally, a fine of the equivalent of $1,100 was imposed.

Noreen’s husband, Aashiq Fauji Masih, 51 years old, plans to appeal the verdict, which has to be upheld by the Lahore High Court.

As of November 2013, Asia Bibi remains in prison, more than four years after the alleged incident and one year after the death sentence.