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“Don’t Wanna See it“ Guest blog by best friend Barry Pugh.

“An example of an American Sense of Privilege and Entitlement”. Just last week my friend Phil and I stopped into a tavern restaurant in Alton, Illinois on a rainy afternoon for a beer and a bite to eat. It helps to know that Phil is of Greek/Scottish stock and I am an African-American, or whatever … Continue reading “Don’t Wanna See it“ Guest blog by best friend Barry Pugh.

Brick Yard Revival / Miracles

I had come to Pakistan to finish buying freedom for 13 indentured servant/slaves. But the first night in Kasur, Pastor Shokat told me I would be preaching. I wasn’t prepared, but was willing. I had not come Pakistan dressed to preach. One suitcase was filled to the brim with the rest of my Merferd shirts … Continue reading Brick Yard Revival / Miracles

WORDS

I continued down south on 55 with the windows open, “JOY FM’ radio streamin’, acceleration, and wide open road, exhilaration. I was Swooshing down a highway, on Sunday morning, hardly anyone here, and feeling fortunate. Minority Christians, in the Pakistan Brickyards don’t get their Sunday Sabbath off. They still must make bricks, hundreds of thousands … Continue reading WORDS

“A Puff of Smoke”

GULSHAN / It was the day before I would be paying the debt of my first brick yard family. Gulshan, with her daughters, Saba and Samra, were making 400-500 bricks a day, trapped in debt bondage. Gulshan had labored hard, eleven years, as good as widowed by her husband, who had fled the brick yard. … Continue reading “A Puff of Smoke”


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