Last month, a small, 86 year old woman preached the Gospel to over a million people in Lahore. Marilyn Hickey made such an impact that it came to the notice of even the main stream media. American CBS TV sent a reporter to Pakistan and has aired a newscast – see at the link below – http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cbsn-on-assignment-evangelist-marilyn-hickey-mission-muslim-world/)
Marilyn says she has no intention of slowing down. ‘She is widely considered as the “Mom of Pakistan,’ reported a Christian magazine, ‘and has been granted incredible favour within the Muslim community. Many Imams consider her one of their closest confidents. She says that terrorists think she’s a stupid old woman, so they largely leave her alone and let her peach the gospel. She’s praying for more opportunities to meet with Imams in other Muslim-dominated countries.’ Read it at the link below –
Marilyn felt called to reach Muslim countries in 1995, particularly Pakistan. Five years ago, at the age of 81, 2330,00 people came to here her preach.
‘This is how I take retirement,’ she said, ‘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.”
It seems to be an example of God’s special purpose for Marilyn at this precise age. A younger woman in Pakistan probably wouldn’t be allowed to take such a prominent, public role. It certainly suits her – better than Saga holidays any time!