Bangladesh is a highly populated nation in South Asia. In 1988 Islam was declared the state religion, with 89% of the population identifying as Muslim. Only 1% of the population is Christian and persecution and pressure to conform to local religion practices is common. Despite this persecution and the constraints on missionaries travelling in the region, Bangladeshi Christians have been able to practically show the love of Christ through humanitarian efforts.
Poverty remains a major issue for Bangladeshi people, with pollution, disease and low literacy rates compounding the difficulties faced.
Problems to be solved
Extreme poverty and related difficulties.
Persecution of Banglai Christians and tight controls on missionary work.
Pray for open doors and passionate, spiritually mature workers to outreach into the Muslim world.
Signs of hope
The Bible has been distributed across the nation, leading many people to faith in Jesus.