Bangladesh Newsletter | January 2021
“What shall I return to the Lord for all his goodness to me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord”. Psalm 116:12-13
We have just said “bye bye” to 2020 and welcomed 2021. We can also echo with David “what shall we return to the Lord for all his goodness for us?” God is good all the time. He is faithful. He is the caring God. We can do nothing without him. There are numerous blessings and kindness we have received last year. The great blessing is that we are still alive until today.
Let me share some of the ministry activities in brief.
|Friends Church Multiplication Seminar: We had arranged the Friends Church Multiplication seminar for our pastors and leaders from 16-17 December. 25 attended this seminar and we translated and contextualized the workshop “Becoming a Multiplying Mother Church” into Bangla. We had group discussion, teamwork, and took some action steps. We prayed together by touching our country map. We want to see multiplying Friends Churches in every district in Bangladesh.|
|Radio Bible Study Home Group Training: We have developed another partnership ministry with TWR Bangladesh. They came to our training center and led a short training seminar about Radio Bible study home group with pastors and lay leaders. They also gave us instruments to lead Radio Bible study home groups in our communities. We are so glad that we have received Santali (one of the tribal groups in Bangladesh) audio bible study materials for our Santali church. Pray that many home bible study group can be developed by our lay leaders and disciples.|
|Community Christmas Party Training Seminar: December is the busiest ministry month for us. We try to maximize our time sharing the gospel in various ways. The Community Christmas Party is one of them. We planned to do 50 Community Christmas Parties where there are no Christians. We developed Christmas Party materials and trained our volunteers. They then joyfully organize those Christmas parties in their own community.|
Community Christmas Party: We held 47 Community Christmas Parties. 2,209 people heard the gospel and many showed interest to know more about Jesus. Pray that our pastors and lay leaders can do the follow-up.
Blanket Distribution: Thank you so much for sharing your love by giving blankets to our believers as well as non-believers.
New Year Fellowship with a Persecuted Believer Family: Thank the Lord that we have wonderful fellowship with a persecuted believer family. They became very encouraged and felt joy of fellowship with many believers after many months of physical meetings.
Thank you so much being a faithful ministry partner by praying and giving for past years. Your sincere partnership and generosity will help reach many lost souls in Bangladesh. May the Lord bless you and guide you and use you for his own glory. Immanuel.
A. and M. A.