FROM THE FIELD
“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may accomplish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the Gospel of the grace of God.” (Acts 20:24)
Ministering in a Muslim-majority country is a difficult task. But Indigenous ministries of Bangladesh refuse to let the difficult circumstances slow down their vital work.
“Glory to the Lord that 62 men and women from various people groups have been baptized recently,” reports the director of the ministries. Pastor P. baptizes ten new believers recently at Dangapara Village. Of course, much of this success for God’s kingdom is due to the faithful work of the ministry’s missionaries who carry the Lord’s Word to villages throughout Bangladesh. One such man is brother D., a member of the Robidas tribe who has been with the ministry since early 2017.
“Bros. D. is a very faithful, dedicated, humble, and active gospel worker,” says Brother L. “His family members are also faithful believers.” Bros. D. and Brother B., another native missionary, are working in the Tangail, Mymensingh, Jamalpur, and Netrokona districts and plan to extend their evangelical work to the Kishorgani and Sunamganj districts soon.
“Please pray for Bros. D. and B. so the Lord opens doors for them for His glory!” Please also pray for Bros. D and the other believers in Borochar, whose homes were recently flooded.
Indigenous ministries of Bangladesh also has a Bible school. “We give thanks to the Lord that by His abundant grace we have successfully graduated our first class, and by His grace we will start (another class) next year,” Brother L. reported.
While these ministries are making great inroads among unreached peoples groups (Brothers L., T, and N. are now ministering to the Hrishi people in Thakunda). L. noted that evangelism is becoming harder by the day, yet the ministry is pushing forward to fill the Lord’s command to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations ...” Brother L. also said that more Muslims are refusing to have their
pictures taken because they think the photos will be used to sell them into servitude.