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Photo from Compass Direct


Last month, the wife of a Bangladeshi pastor was gang-raped by Muslims who ambushed the couple outside their home in Gopalganj district (click here for the details). According to a February 19 report from Compass Direct, local Muslims have threatened Pastor Shankar Hazra (55) and his wife Depali (45) with violence in an attempt to force them to withdraw their charges of robbery and rape. Local believers and human rights activists believe that Muslims paid a doctor to falsify a medical report which alleged that there was no evidence that Depali was raped.

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Current Ministry Project

The people of Bangladesh have a great spiritual hunger for the Word of God. In response to this need, VOMC is helping to provide Biblical training to a group of Christians who have a strong desire to learn more about the Lord and grow closer in their relationship with Him.

Project Fund: Equipping the Saints

Country Information


164,098,818 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Bengali (98), Ethnic groups (1.1)

Religions (%)
Islam (88.4), Hinduism (10), other - includes Buddhism and Christianity (1.6)

President Abdul Hamid (2013)

Government type
Parliamentary republic

Legal system
Based on English common law and Islamic law.

Source: CIA World Factboo

Pray for Bangladesh

As the Word of God goes forth in Bangladesh through the Christian radio and television broadcasts, may the "Good News" of the Gospel accomplish mighty things in the lives of all who hear it! Pray that the seeds sown in hearts will take root and bear healthy and lasting fruit, and that the spiritual leaders of this country will be ready and equipped to disciple the resulting influx of new believers.


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