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Sisir Islam - Photo: VOM US www.icommittopray.com
Photo: VOM USA

A Christian convert from Islam, who had been imprisoned for more than two years, was released on bail recently. Sisir Islam became a believer in 2012 and immediately began sharing Jesus with others in his community, leading 17 friends to Christ.

On September 23rd, 2014, after returning home from a VOM-supported training centre, Sisir was charged with the murder of a local business man. He later learned that Muslim leaders in his village had accused him of the murder as retribution for his conversion to Christianity.

While imprisoned, the prison guards and prisoners treated Sisir poorly and he was frequently ill. Finally, in July 2018, the persecuted believer was released on bail and returned home to recover. Thank God for Sisir's faithful witness for Christ and his release. Pray for his full recovery.

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

Designation
Persecuted

Population
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)

Leader
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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