This month we are going to Bangladesh!
Population: 156 million
Religions: 89% Muslim , 10% Hindu, 1% Other (Buddhist, Christian, etc)
DID YOU KNOW:
Bangladesh has six – not four – separate seasons, which it calls grismo (summer), barsha (rainy), sharat (autumn), hemanto (cool), sheet (winter), and bashonto (spring).
For November you are helping Leor S, a national worker from our partner, Bangladesh Baptist Church Fellowship (BBCF).
A little about the Bangladesh Baptist Church Fellowship:
They have been a partner of ours since 2004
The Bangladesh Baptist Church Fellowship is a group of churches that maintain a passionate commitment to holistically serving the country’s tribal groups, Hindu communities and the majority population through humanitarian aid, community health programs, children’s homes, literacy programs, savings groups, and Bible training.
Bangladesh is a densely populated country with over half of the population living below the poverty line. The country is plagued with frequent natural disasters including floods and cyclones, in addition to political unrest and religious tension. BBCF is providing much-needed physical, emotional and spiritual support through these programs for villagers across the region.
Meet Brother Leor
Brother Leor leads the Bangladesh Baptist Church Fellowship, who are meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people in communities across Bangladesh. Brother L was born into a Christian family and was raised in the church. However, he did not realize the importance and need of salvation until attending a youth camp in 1987. It was here that he realized his need for salvation and gave his life to Jesus Christ. After finishing school, Brother L began working as a youth minister and then as a pastor to disabled people. Brother L works with many leaders and ministries across Bangladesh, leading a team of 600 ministry workers, children’s workers, and medical staff who are committed to serving the needs of the people in Bangladesh.
Extremists are targeting, threatening and attacking Christians and Churches, as well as foreigners. Pray for the courage, stronger faith and safety. Also pray for those people, particularly the youth, who are motivated for the wrong cause.
Pray for the total protection of Pastors, leaders and workers. Many of them are risking their lives for the ministry.
Keep praying for Brother L for His wisdom and leading of the Holy Spirit, and the health and safety of his family.
Pray for peace and political stability in Bangladesh.
Pray for BBCF churches, ministry workers, Adopt a Village project, training and other ongoing activities.
Please pray for God’s provision for the successful achievement of their Strategic Plan Vision 20/20. Please pray for wisdom and guidance from the Holy Spirit.