Salvation Army Boys Home

One of the ties that my friend Anser most comes alive is when he gets to talk about his upbringing. He spent his young years as one of the boys at the Salvation Army Boys Home in Karachi – as with many ‘orphans’ his father had died and his mother was unable to take care of him, so he lived at the home and saw his mother when possible. God has blessed him in the years since he left, but he is always proud of his humble roots and debt of gratitude to the staff there…One of the ties that my friend Anser most comes alive is when he gets to talk about his upbringing. He spent his young years as one of the boys at the Salvation Army Boys Home in Karachi – as with many ‘orphans’ his father had died and his mother was unable to take care of him, so he lived at the home and saw his mother when possible. God has blessed him in the years since he left, but he is always proud of his humble roots and debt of gratitude to the staff there.

I went to the home with him today – we had a good time, looking at where he grew up and spending time with the boys as they worshipped – I even ‘preached’, well told them an interactive story which seemed to go down well.

Here is Anser, along with the current captain in charge of the hostel, in one of the bedrooms he occupied whilst there – he says he was so annoying he didn’t last long in any of them…

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Some of the boys in the dining room – they were full of life, and lovely to be with

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Please pray for these boys, and the officers who do such a wonderful job with them. I am sure there are many more men of God waiting to spring forth from that place.