As we focus on Southern Asia this month, and more specifically on the nation of Bangladesh, our workers on the field have brought a couple of things going on there that we’d like you to be praying about.
Recently in Bangladesh, there have been student protests. The students are protesting the road conditions in the wake of a fatal car accident. Since the initial demonstrations, violence has escalated. Bangladesh is entering a season of elections, which can often bring further unrest. Please pray for peace in Dhaka, and that the protests do not grow.
Another urgent need in Bangladesh is in the southern part of the country, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees are encamped. This people group began fleeing their home country, Myanmar, over the last year or two, in the wake of horrendous violence perpetrated against them by their country’s military. According to one source there are now nearly a million Rohingya refugees residing in Bangladesh. Our workers on the field have told us that the Assemblies of God in Bangladesh is doing what they can to provide food and supplies to the refuges, but the human need is immense. We need to pray for a peaceful solution for everyone who is involved.
Please join with us this week in lifting up these needs of Bangladeshi and Rohingya people, many of whom still need Jesus. As we lift them up together, we believe that our prayers will move the heart of God.
Thanks so much for praying, and thanks, as always, for being a part of this community. We really couldn’t do this without you.