Accommodation urgently required
Javed and Josephine Kailab are a Christian couple from Pakistan who have been working for L'Arche in Inverness. In the light of the persecution in their home country, they are presently seeking asylum in the UK and urgently need accommodation while they pursue this process.
Hendry Robertson is a Church of Scotland elder and lay preacher.
Javed and Josephine Kailab
"Javed and Josephine have been in Inverness for the last two years working through L'Arche with adults who have learning difficulties.
Their visas have now run out and they are seeking asylum here. This decision has been made because of the persecution against Christians in Pakistan.
Josephine has lost almost her entire family in Pakistan in a fire.Accommodation has been made available so far, but this is now coming to an end. Can anyone help with accommodation over the next few months until the appeal process is finalised.
Javed and Jospehine would be very grateful of any offer of a flat or house in or around Inverness. They would be able to make a small contribution towards the cost of the accommodation.
I have met the Kailabs; and Javed and Josephine are a fine couple committed to their Christian faith. They have worked and served sacrificially while in Inverness.
The fire through which Josephine incurred the great loss was a direct result of the persecution in Pakistan. The couple's application for asylum is due to be considered before the end of August.
Anyone who feels that they could help this Christian couple should contact:
The persecution in Pakistan is increasing and Khuram S. (who is a site member of Christians Together) sent the following e-mail in 2009:
dear brother Colin!
first of all let me make you sure that are you bit aware about what is going on with christians here. we are turly in hell.every one is pretenting nothing serioue.but i lost my tow cusions.many of thier friend are honestly fighing for their lives.i and my fallow servents are not living in our home.i am writing you form other city.even few of us have been accoused and found involed disrespecting the Holy Quran and the Prophot Muhammad. police is chasing few of the fallow servent.now we are alos hidden in other city.i am pretty much sure that our families are also in seriouse tuble.i had call from my younger brother last night few of muslim did beat him badly.in very simple words it is realy difficult to live alive here in pakistan.we are escaped now shall write you latter.
See sidebar for futher CT articles on persecution of Christians in Pakistan.
Hendry Robertson, 15/08/2011