Marilyn Hickey Brings Healing and Love to Danger Laden Karachi, Pakistan With 200,000 in Attendance at Healing Meetings
DENVER, Jan. 31, 2012 — Karachi, Pakistan, the 10th largest city in the world and the largest Muslim city in the world, is the most dangerous city in the world (Time Magazine, January 16, 2012). Dr. Marilyn Hickey, a bible teacher out of Colorado, is helping to change this by bringing God’s healing and love to this nation.
Dr. Hickey has been working with various political, religious and ethnic groups in Pakistan for over 16 years building bridges of friendship and cooperation with all religions and races of the Muslim, Hindu and Christian faith. Her recent, sixth-trip turned out to be one of the most successful in Marilyn’s 40-plus year history of international ministry.
A record number of people attended the three nights of healing meetings at the Karachi YMCA compound. By the third night, the attendance was up to 200,000 while the streets leading to the compound had to be shut down as thousands were positioned outside the ground’s walls watching the event on large screens. Multiple healings were reported, including a Muslim man who was paralyzed can now walk and a little boy blind from birth can now see, and captured on video.
High-Government officials supported Dr. Hickey’s meetings. Senior advisor to Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Dr. Paul Bhatti, thanked Dr. Hickey for praying for the physically sick but also for healing from illiteracy, poverty and terrorism. Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, who was very instrumental in securing the required permissions from the Pakistani government for this historic event, invited Marilyn to his home to pray for his family. The group joined hands and prayed for Pakistan, Karachi and the duties of his office. Dr. Hickey was also invited to a special luncheon with the leaders of the MQM party, the third largest political party in Pakistan, where she prayed for healing for each person and handed them her latest book, Pathway to Miracles.
Dr. Hickey and her team were greeted at the Karachi Airport by several hundred local leaders who showered her with traditional flowers, six local television stations that interviewed her about her visit, and a band.
“I cannot thank God enough for all that He’s done here,” states Dr. Hickey. “Everything that we believed for, He made happen – beyond what we could have hoped or imagined.”