Christians make up less than 1% of the 153 million people of Bangladesh. Islam is the state religion, and Christians are very vulnerable to persecution.
In 1979 Biswanath Chowdhuri – a former Indian nuclear scientist who became paralyzed as a result of an accident at work and was converted while in hospital, together with his wife Vijaya – founded the Christian Discipleship Centre (CDC) in Dhaka, the only full time residential, non denominational Christian teaching centre in Bangladesh.
Additional subjects include children’s ministry, primary school teaching, adult literacy, basic health care, and income generation skills. 621 discipleship graduates and more than 1,372 special skills graduates are serving all over the country, and over 500 churches have been planted by CDC graduates, plus many medical clinics and schools for poor children. Villagers are delighted that they are being helped in the things of daily life that really matter to them. These courses have opened the door to their hearts and the Gospel is taking root among them. This is truly a God-inspired initiative.
Source: World Outreach UK
BIBLE STUDY: 2 Timothy 1:8-10
PRAISE: God for such a sound Gospel vision that is taking root and benefitting many of the poorest. Pray for the spread of the Gospel in this needy nation.