Bangladesh

CURRENT UPDATE: JULY 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Somehow half of the year 2016 has already passed. With the severe weather events all over the world and many governments and economies in turmoil, it seems that many are confused and anxious about the future. As believers in Christ, our future is certain. We need not fear because God is with us. This knowledge gives us peace as we fulfill our task to spread the gospel of Jesus. We are in the battlefield, but united we can save the world in Christ.

Praise God for our progress: 

  • 55 students are in our Bible School
  • 19 new churches will be planted in 19 villages
  • Children’s ministry has been established, they are our future
  • Healing prayer has had great impact
  •  We are seeing a lot of personal sharing and rapid spreading of gospel

Support This Ministry:
Your generous support and prayers will continue to help us carry on the mission that God has called us to. We have all been called to serve our God; some directly in the mission field and some supporting them  through prayer and provision of resources. Your support can help in many ways:

  • $20/month could help with the care of orphans and widows.
  • $30/month could help with the cost of teaching 55 Bible School students each month;
  • $50/month could help Team Members with living expenses.

No matter the size of your gift, it ALL MATTERS! Your monthly giving will help support us in our work through World Hope Ministries International.

Giving Information:
Online at WHMI.org
At the top of this page, click: Give
Scroll down to: Please direct my donation to:
Click: Missionary, Team or Faculty
Type in : Bangladesh
Add your personal information/donation

By Check
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For:  Bangladesh
Mailing Address:
WHMI
P.O Box 11808
Spring, TX 77391

Visiting Team:
We are hoping a Team might visit us in Bangladesh this year at the end of October. Please join us in sharing the gospel. You will be a blessing to the people in Bangladesh.

Please contact:
Craig Kendrick
Associate Director
World Hope Global Reach
Ph: 281-978-4570
Email: craigk@whmi.org

Please continue your prayers and support.

Thank you,
Michael and Henrietta

Country Profile

Bangladesh is located in Asia. The main language spoken is Bengali, though some English is used as well. There are 46 total languages spread out among the 164 million people. 

Religion

Christians: .66% of population

Evangelicals: .4% of population

Muslims: 89.01% of population

Population: 164,425,491

(source from Operation World)

Partner Profileteaching in bangladesh

Who– The Edward family and team of 7 church planters

Where – Southwest Bangladesh

What – Sowing the seed of the gospel among Hindus and Muslims through a systematic Bible teaching, gospel presentations, community service and educational opportunities

How – Traveling daily to various surrounding cities, providing evangelical services and community educational opportunities.

Why – Jesus said, “I AM the way, the truth and the life, and no one can go to the Father in heaven except through Me.”  Without believing in and living for Jesus, the wrath of God will keep the lost from experiencing heaven and eternal salvation.  Jesus said, “Go and make disciples…”, so the Edwards have been called to go and give guidance to God’s work among their dear people in Bangladesh. 

What’s already been done?  Since the Edwards' returned to their home country of Bangladesh in February 2014, they have seen God allow them peaceful entry into 12 surrounding cities in which theyteaching in bangladesh have impacted 8000 people with the gospel. They have enrolled 45 students into their Bible school, each of which has received a Bengali Bible. They have been allowed to preach and conduct healing services, and they have seen 200 people profess relationships with Jesus Christ! Hallelujah!

Can you come alongside our work in Bangladesh?  YES!  Here are 4 ways you can join God in this great work of making disciples in Asia:

  1. Pray! Please join us in praying the following:
    • God will pour out His Spirit to open hearts and minds to the gospel.
    • God will pour out His resources through His worldwide Church to help this ministry thrive daily.
    • God will keep the Edwards and their team spiritually healthy to endure all the obstacles of the enemies with joy, thanksgiving, courage, purity and faithfulness. 
  2. Go! We are looking for two teams to join this work between late January 2016 through early March 2016. The cost is approximately $3000 / person. This is all-inclusive including airfare from Houston to Dhaka, then a regional flight, accommodations, food and water, transport, translators and ministry materials.
  3. Give! The Edwards rely on monthly support from churches, individuals, and various other ministries that God has called to come alongside them to accomplish His vision. Please review the steps to give below, then click here .
    • Be sure to click "Direct my Donation To" and select "Missionary, Team or Faculty Member."
    • In the text box that appears, please enter 'Edward'. Your gift will go directly to Michael and Henrietta and God's ministry through them in Bangladesh. 
  4. All of the above!

If you would like to know more about WHMI or Bangladesh, please call our offices at 281.978.4570 or email Craig at craigk@whmi.org

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We are happy to report that God continues to move in our communities and families through World Hope Ministries International in Bangladesh.

Bible School: We have 55 students in our Bible School this year. All students are from the villages, newly converted to Christianity. Basic Bible teachings is the priority. "Discover God in the Bible"  is the main subject enabling them to learn and know God. We are helping them use their learning among their own people in their villages. Keep these students in your prayers, that the knowledge they learn will change their hearts and move them closer to God.

New Church Planting: We have initiated the worship process in the several villages teaching them how to facilitate a worship service. Mainly we try to meet in the front or back yard under a tree on Sundays. Please pray that leaders for these new churches will rise up and that God will give them the wisdom and guidance they need to lead.

Personal Sharing: Our target to reach as many people as possible, sharing gospel and handing over Bibles and Bible Literature. Last month we were able to meet hundreds of people, including Muslims and Hindus in the urban and suburb areas. We shared the gospel and gave out copies of the New Testament.  Our Evangelists go door to door sharing the gospel, sometimes putting themselves in life threatening situations. 

Contact World Hope Ministries International Today

To Get in Touch with World Hope Call Us at 281-978-4570