Bangladesh, a country bordered by India on three sides and the Bay of Bengal on its southern coast, is a country rarely discussed on the world stage. However, with over 160 million people, it is the eighth-most populous country in the world, the most densely populated non-city state, and the fourth most populous Muslim country.
We come alongside 51 Bangladeshi men and women who are reaching their country with the love of Jesus. Often while facing persecution for their faith, they focus on child protection, anti-human trafficking work, education programs, disaster relief, evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.
In 2020, in addition to over 1,000 families receiving life-saving aid in the midst of COVID-19 lockdowns and flooding, 22 children were sponsored so they could continue living with their parents or grandparents instead of being forced by poverty into an orphanage. Seven widows received micro-investments to help them provide for themselves during the economic crisis. Seven pastors were equipped with motorbikes, and many others received ministry tools. 1,190 men and women began following Jesus, 383 were baptized, and five churches were planted.
Population: 165 million
Religion: Muslim 90.5%, Hindu 8.5%, 0.6% Buddhist, 0.4% Christian
Persecution Watch List Country Ranking: 31
Leadership Information: Our leader in Bangladesh is the founder of a local mission organization that planted 29 churches and baptized over 3,200 new followers of Jesus in just seven years. He has served in leadership with several other international NGOs, gaining experience in missions and finance.
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