World in Need’s loss is heaven’s gain…

At 11pm last night (15th May 2019) our friend and brother Zia Pervez Mirza was called home to heaven to be with Jesus forever.

Zia was World In Need’s representative in Pakistan and passed away following an unexpected illness, contracted while in hospital for treatment for a skin complaint.

Zia was the minister at the church of All Saints Church in Peshawar which was hit by a double suicide bombing in 2013. The chemicals in the explosives caused skin lesions, a source of great pain until his death.

Despite this pain, Zia worked tirelessly for the many who were left with traumatic injuries, and those who were bereaved in the bombing. His servant-hearted care of his flock is an example to be remembered and followed.

Our prayers and thoughts are with his family as they mourn his passing. World In Need plans to support them with a gift towards the costs of the funeral arrangements and the expenses they incurred when Zia was in hospital.

If you feel you’d like to contribute towards this gift, you can do so via bank transfer or online:

Bank transfer:
A/c name: World in Need
(please put reference ZIA so we know this is for the family)
A/C number: 00609873
Sort code: 30-98-77

Through our website:
(select option ‘Zia’ from the dropdown box)

Please pray for our work in Pakistan and for God’s provision moving forward.

Rob Holmes
CEO | World In Need