Where is Bangladesh?


The Church of the Nazarene entered Bangladesh in 1992.

  • Hundreds of churches

  • Thousands of worshipers

  • Dozens of media teams

  • 7 SANBC Learning centres


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  • It is a struggle to train pastors and develop leaders as rapidly as the local Nazarene churches are growing.

  • Annual monsoon rains and regular cyclones bring devastating floods and violent winds that inhibit the building of permanent infrastructure, by frequently wiping out family homes, farms, villages, and whole regions.

  • The regular onslaught of natural disasters keep many people in poverty.

  • At 1 percent of the population, followers of Christ face discrimination and rejection from family and community.

Prayer requests

  • Pray for God’s anointing on pastors, ministry leaders and theology students, and for resources to expand critical training and education.

  • Pray for the media teams to be effective and protected.

  • Pray for the compassionate ministries to show Jesus’ love and be a gateway for sharing the gospel, and for resources to expand these works to reach more people.

  • Pray the youth will continue to be reached and developed into future outreach leaders.

  • Pray a movement of the Holy Spirit will open the hearts of the Bangladeshi people, and many will come to know Jesus as their personal Savior.


  • The door is opening for outreach to new groups like Rohingya refugees, street children, and garment workers.

  • God is opening the door for sharing Jesus in new geographical areas.

  • During the pandemic, outreach and discipleship have continued, leading to baptisms and new churches.

  • Compassionate ministries, such as the Reynolds Memorial Hospital, women’s empowerment groups, and other works are helping people experience Jesus’ love and the support of local faith communities.

Compassionate Ministries

  • Compassionate works include women’s income generation groups; child development centers; small business startups; disaster relief; rehabilitation; health care, clean water, sanitation and home garden projects; disaster risk reduction, Rohingya response projects.