Children Kidnapped in Bangladesh
CFI has received word from a source in Bangladesh regarding the recent kidnapping of numerous children from the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The youth were taken from their parents with the promise that they would be sent away for missionary studies; however, it was later discovered that they were being held in various madrasas, Islamic religious schools, in Dhaka and Ganzipur. CFI’s source, a Bangladeshi-based human rights organization that has requested to remain unidentified, was able to rehabilitate 11 of the children who managed to escape from their captors.
The organization has also learned that many more children have been taken away by brokers; their whereabouts are still unknown.
Please remember to pray for the safe return of these defenseless children, and that their families would be strengthened through God’s love and peace during this difficult time.