CFI recently received this heartbreaking report from an indigenous co-worker about the state of two house churches in Bangladesh…
“Greetings to you in the Lord Jesus Christ. I have been getting letters from two of our pastors….They have been requesting prayers for them and their fellows. Rabinda is from Joypurhat district and Mukter is from Jamalpur district.
There are many families in this Muslim populated village [Jamalpur] who accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior. Most of these converted believers are daily laborers in the agricultural fields. Some of these families, including our pastor, work in the field this way. Whatever they grow in the field, they will get one third of the total product. In this way, they earn rice and other food grains for their family.
Unfortunately, this year their rice fields have gone under water because of flooding.
The church members are extremely poor and are living in misery. They have been suffering from malnutrition, disease and lack of education. The Lord Jesus Christ is the only hope to them.
Autumn is the time of greatest hardship for them, as there is no work then. That’s why Pastor Rabinda is requesting us to pray for these people and to provide medicine and food for them during this autumn season.
One of our church members died a few days ago due to malnutrition. More than twenty families are in a very critical situation. Therefore, we are earnestly and humbly requesting you to help us in this needy period. And for that, we would be forever grateful.”
CFI board member Dr. Michael Forrester also paid a visit to a house church in Manglebari to assess the situation for himself. What he found there was a condition of abject poverty that no one should have to endure.
As caring supporters of the persecuted church, we can be a lifeline for these struggling Christians by immediately providing three things:
1. Care packets. One care packet containing medicine and daily essentials will help a needy Christian survive this autumn season.
2. Rice. This basic but critical staple will stave off hunger for these desperate believers during this difficult time.
3. Prayer. We can intercede on behalf of these fellow church members and pray that their many physical needs would be met.
A gift of $20 just will help provide packages of rice and other supplies…and the gift of prayer is free. Please help our Christian family in Bangladesh today.
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