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
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 315 people groups, 282 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
August 19, 2016 - At least 110 people have died in Bangladesh in what residents are calling the worst flooding in 30 years. U.N. and other agencies estimate that 3.7 million people have been affected in 19 districts, with 17,000 houses washed away and 65,000 others ruined by riverbank erosion. More than 250,000 homes are reported damaged. 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.