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Even Secular Media is Praising ‘Mom of Pakistan’ Who Boldly Preaches the Gospel in a Dangerous Area

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  • 2017 Aug 07

The Holy Spirit is doing a special work through 86-year-old Marilyn Hickey. Known as the “Mom of Pakistan,” Hickey travels around the Muslim country boldly preaching the gospel.

Even secular media is taking notice of the amazing in-road Hickey has been given to the Muslim community. Recently, a CBS News crew joined Hickey as she carried out the work of the gospel in Pakistan and will air the feature story about her and her work today, August 7.

According to Charisma News, Hickey felt the Lord calling her to minister in Pakistan in 1995. She traveled to Lahore, the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province, and immediately began attracting crowds.

"It was absolutely a destiny time," Hickey shared in 2016. "So I went. The first night, I remember we had 4,000 people. By the fourth night, we had over 20,000. Lots of people [were] saved. Lots of people [were] Spirit-filled, delivered, healed. So in that timing, a man was saved called Anwar Fazal."

Hickey has now been to Pakistan over half a dozen times to preach God’s Word and minister to the Pakistani people.

"At 81, I had my biggest meeting in Pakistan—at that time," Hickey continued. "And if you'd told me I was going to, I would have thought, 'You're crazy.' But we had 230,000 people. ... This is how I take retirement. Retirement is doing what you like. So this is what I like. I like to do this. It doesn't make you idle. It makes you supernatural."

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Publication date: August 7, 2017