One Christian ministry is involved in teaching Bangladeshi churches how to disciple others. Their heart is to see whole churches capture a missional vision, to be equipped to disciple others in the community in order that small groups multiply, and new churches are born. Praise God for these Bangladeshi men and women who take seriously Jesus’ command to go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Pray that as they obey this in their own communities, in their own nation, many people will come to faith in Christ and be discipled well (The Bible, Mark 16:15).
Source: Christian workers in the region
The third largest Muslim majority country in the world, Bangladesh, is densely populated. Corruption and widespread human rights abuses remain challenges, as do regular widespread flooding and other climate-related natural disasters. The nation’s politics continues its slow slide from the pro-independence protest movement of the late 1960s, towards an increasingly one-party-dominated political horizon. Despite persecution against Christian Believers, the Church has grown in faith, boldness, and numbers. Bangladesh continues to host most of the world’s Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, one of the largest and most devastating refugee crises in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic was very damaging for Bangladesh’s economic, social, and healthcare sectors, but recovery was gaining momentum until the recent global food and fuel shortages began to take their toll.
The Ministry of Education affirmed that it did not receive any complaint from a parent or any information from teachers about a foreign school in Kuwait teaching students about the Gospel of Christ, spreading the Gospel through its school radio, and renting its building to a church for services. It did not notice such activities during the visit of its superintendents who are specialized in inspecting the concerned school and monitoring the progress of the educational process there. The Department of Educational Affairs supervises private schools and monitors the educational and technical work in them, verifies the qualifications of the members of the educational staff, and follows up their performance through technical guidance for academic subjects. Pray for the support services providing social and psychological care for students. Pray for Kuwaiti students to somehow know the Lord who rules and reigns and have their lives redeemed (The Bible, Revelation 21:5).
Kuwait moved down a little to 49th position in the World Watch report 2022 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is the current emir in Kuwait. It is a very small country with the capital city – Kuwait City- being the center of all activities. It has developed a consensus-style government. The Emirate of Kuwait functions as a constitutional monarchy with power vested in the Emir and a parliament. Kuwaiti citizens enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world today. Kuwait has a relatively liberal Islamic regime. Kuwaiti citizens are nearly all Muslim. Christians face risks, especially converts from Islam to Christianity. They face discrimination and harassment from their family and community.