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Bangladesh

Congratulations on 60 years of Christian service!

— Nancy W., VA

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

God bless you all as we work together for getting the message of salvation out to the ends of the earth.

— Evelyn K., CO

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

I pray for a very blessed, peaceful Happy Thanksgiving to all my Christian Aid “family.” I thank you for all your prayerful concern for me and my family. God has been supplying all I have needed. He is truly faithful and I am so blessed. May God bless you all abundantly.

— Edith G., CA

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

Thank you for helping God’s people.

— Terri C., IL

May GOD's grace and love be felt by all who are touched by these funds. Please continue HIS good work in Africa!

— Kathleen C., PA

We pray without ceasing. Thank you for your caring hearts.

— Marcia A., TN

Whank you for all you are all doing in taking the Good News out to the people.

— Greg and Terri B., WV


Top 5 People Groups

Shaikh: 128,734,000

Namasudra-Hindu: 3,161,000

Kayastha: 1,834,000

Rajbansi: 1,605,000

Ansari: 1,170,000

Religion

Muslim: 89%

Hindu: 9.1%

Christian: 0.7%

Evangelical: 0.4%

Buddhist: 0.6%

Ethnic: 0.5%


Reference:

Operation World

CIA Factbook

Joshua Project


About Bangladesh

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 379 people groups, 345 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. Indigenous Mission of Bangladesh has been supporting a missionary among an unreached people group. He reported that many of these people have no means of supporting their families. The ministry wants to help by providing rickshaws, which can be used as taxis to earn money. ...

BANGLADESH. Christians are facing many challenges in the midst of poverty and disaster. In one of the poorest countries in the world, many are desperate and turning to Islam every day. Despite these odds, one indigenous ministry is making headway in planting churches among the villagers ...

Indigenous Missions Projects in Bangladesh

Updated September 7 - Originally posted May 16, 2012 - South Asia

Animals Help Poor Christian Families

Today, it is easy to forget that, for the vast majority of the world’s population, a daily meal is never a certainty. But for some, owning just one farm animal can make the difference between feeding a family or watching children go to bed hungry. Read more.

Related Stories

Planting Mangoes and Churches in Bangladesh

March 13, 2014 - The national tree of Bangladesh is being used by one local ministry to yield much more than a harvest of tasty fruit. Thanks to a mango farming project, there is a new crop of churches sprouting up among the country’s isolated hill tribes. Read more.

Rescuing the Rohingya

October 17, 2013 - Despised by some, an enigma to others, the Rohingya are one of the most persecuted—and one of the least reached with the gospel—of any ethnic minority in the world today. Read more.

Outreach Project Reaches Chakma Tribe

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.

Bangladesh: Targeting tribes

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.

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