Missionaries With Home Field Advantage
Praise the Lord that Christian Aid is reaching the nations!
— Donna K., PA
The letters we get from Christian Aid keep us informed of the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you so much.
— Charles and Susana C., KY
Thank God for the good work you are doing.
— David E., NY
I praise God for the GREAT and MARVELOUS work He is doing through your ministries to our Brethren.
— DonnElise K.
Thank you for the letters included with our receipts. They help me understand your work. They remind me to pray for you….because you are missionaries too.
— Janet H., MT
Praise God for your ministry! Many others need to do missions this way.
— Sonja K., ME
Praying for each of you every day!
— Kenneth S., FL
God bless everyone involved in Christian Aid.
— Sheila B., CA
As we welcomed a new granddaughter recently, our hearts also ached for these children born as refugees. May this gift, however small, alleviate some hungry cries. We continue to pray for peace.
— Ron and Natalie T., MD
Thank you so much for your website and facebook site. They minister to me in such a great way. They help keep keep us informed on Christians worldwide.
— Von Morgan, MN
Top 5 People Groups
With more than 160 million inhabitants living in an area encompassing 57,000 square miles, Bangladesh is one of the world´s most densely populated countries. It is also the eighth most populous nation on earth. The South Asia country is bordered by India to the north, west, and east, Myanmar (Burma) to the southeast, and the Bay of Bengal to the south. The name Bangladesh means “Country of Bengal” in the official Bengali language.
Its current borders took shape during the partition of Bengal and British India in 1947, when the region became the eastern wing of the newly carved out state of Pakistan. Bangladesh remained a part of Pakistan until a bitter civil war led to independence 24 years later. Political turmoil, including 18 military coups and a nine-year military dictatorship, continued until democracy was restored in 1991.
Bangladesh is one of the world´s poorest countries, with nearly half of the population subsisting on less than one dollar per day. Devastating floods and cyclones result in tremendous loss of life and property. Despite the hardships, Bangladesh is making significant progress in economic growth, food production, and universal education.
Bengalis make up the predominant ethnic group, some 94 percent of the population. Indigenous peoples in the northern and southeastern districts form a significant ethnic minority. According to Joshua Project, there are 326 people groups, 293 of whom are considered unreached. The English missionary William Carey ministered to the Bengali in the early 1800s and translated the New Testament into their language.
Recent Prayerline Posts
BANGLADESH. Planting churches among needy tribal peoples in remote hill districts, native missionaries minister to the hungry both spiritually and physically in this 88.5-percent Muslim country.
May 29, 2015 - Ethnic Rohingya fleeing oppression in Burma and deprivation in Bangladesh faced hunger and disease this month after smugglers abandoned the boats they’d put them on weeks ago. Indigenous missionaries are addressing some of the root causes that drive the Rohingya to sea. Read more.
September 04, 2014 - It’s not easy being a convert to Christianity in Muslim-dominated Bangladesh. Discrimination and rejection are commonplace, but one church-planting ministry is seeking to strengthen Christian families in the face of opposition. Read more.
The Chakmas are among the top 16 of the 353 larger unreached tribes in Bangladesh. There are over 400,000 Chakma people residing in the Bandarban Hills. Currently, 84% still practice Buddhism and worship the spirits of trees, hills and streams. Most of the Chakmas make a living through agriculture but remain extremely impoverished, unable to meet their basic needs. Read more.
In 1977 native Bangladeshi missionary, Bawm, dedicated his life to Christ during a revival meeting. Soon after, he attended a seminary in Seoul, where he received his Masters of Divinity. Read more.