My name is Samiron Bakchi. My father’s name is Sudhir Bakchi and mother’s name is Late Suniti Bakchi. I have one brother and one sister. Both of them are married in status. I was born at Barishal district in 1982.
I was born into a Hindu family. My father was a carpenter. My mother was a simple housewife. She died in the year 2000 in an accident.
When I was 6 years old my parents became Christian through an evangelist named Pastor Promotho Bala. After becoming Christian my parents were neglected by my father’s family members and also society. They became crazy on us. We had to suffer lots of persecution from them. We had to leave our home within few days. We were persecuted in many ways.
We came to Dhaka city with the whole family. My parents took admission in a free Christian theology institute. I was given to a home named Help Bangladesh Children’s Home. I completed 8th Grade from this home.
In the meantime, my father became a pastor in southern part of Bangladesh, and I had to go back to my village because of a big disaster in our family. I completed education in my village. I had to live alone at my home. My father had not enough money to support me for my further education, so I had to give labor in my village. I had to carry people by Rikshwa (Three Wheel Cycle) to support my education. We had to struggle hard in our family because we were too short in income.
I became so upset and depressed with my life. Then I found something from the Bible. I read Psalm 23. And it’s a miracle that, this verse was the turning verse in my life. I got a hope of life from these verses. My faith became so strong. I started to do Bible study.
In a few years I was admitted in a seminary named GSPT for the two years GBRI course. Then I thought I need to know more about Bible. That’s why I took admission at Seventh Day Adventist’s seminary & collage. I took baptism there. One of my pastors helped me to take baptism. Then I found myself prepared for serving Lord. I started to work as an evangelist with them. But I wanted to be a free evangelist.
A few days later that mission work was stopped, and I became jobless. Then I submitted my CV to a different missionary organization. Brother Matthew got one of my CV in his church and called me for a discussion. After talking with Brother Matthew, I came to understand that I got the opportunity to fulfill my aim and vision. And through BMW I started to serve Lord in Barishal District. I believe God selected me for doing this ministry. I was so grateful that I got the opportunity to serve Lord. I dedicated my life for God so I will continue ministering to glorify Him and let many people known about Him. I am so thankful to BMW team since through them I got this opportunity. So, please pray for me so that I can continue my ministry and lead my life in a strong faith
Ministry and Personal Prayer Requests
August 31, 2021–Thanks for praying for me. I was able to give classes to 110 students, distribute 33 tracts, and shared the gospel with 7 people in July.
Please pray for the wife of Micheal Adhikary as she is suffering from a tumor and for Akhi Das as both of her children are suffering from colds. Pray for a student named Rakhi Baroi as her grandfather died of stroke. 4 people died in a row at Kolabaria. Please pray for their families.
I have 2 weak teams: Kolabaria and Barothi. Please pray for them. I talked with my 3 disciples, Ujjal Baroi, Amit Halder and Micheal Adhikary. I taught them about the assurance of salvation. They understood about 50% of it. Please pray for them to understand it completely within September.
My goals for September are to give 2 classes and complete distributing books in each group. I have a desire to share the gospel with 10 people and reach every student. Please pray for me.
July 22, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that my family is good in health. Last month I was able to share the gospel with 5 people, distribute 80 tracts and give classes to 100 students in person.
Please pray for the people I shared the gospel with: Shamim Molla, Shankar Bakchi, Selim Sarder, Pipasa Bala and Bimol Poddar. Two of them are Muslim and three of them are Hindus. All of them did not agree on getting salvation through Jesus Christ. But they surely thought about the fact that they don’t have anything like this in their religion. Please pray for them so that God may talk into their hearts.
I have plans to talk with all my disciples, share the gospel with 6 people, distribute 50 tracts and give classes to 120 students over the phone. I have completed reading the book God & Prophet-2 and 3 by last month. I want to complete studying the whole course books within July. God may help me to complete my goals for the month July.
May 30, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that we are fine. God is keeping BMW family and students safe from corona virus. I was able to contact 85 students over the phone, share the Bridge Illustration with 6 people, and distribute 60 tracts last month.
I was able to contact with 85 students over the phone. Students sometimes do not want to give much time for talking. Sometimes it is a bit hard to understand their question and reply them within the short times they are willing to give. Please pray for the students so that God may change their heart and make them attentive to the course studies and they can give me enough time to do a proper conversation. My students are mostly Catholic and Hindus, so it takes more time to make them understand the answers to the question and most of them are not willing to give enough time. I want to contact 120 students next month over the phone and in person. May God provide me opportunities to take classes. My goals for the month May are to contact 120 students, make two new teams, distribute 100 tracts, and share the Bridge Illustration with 8 students. Please keep me in your prayer so that I can fulfill my targets within May.
I have completed studying “Knowing God-1” book. I want to finish the total knowing God series by next month. Please pray for me so that God may bless me with knowledge and wisdom, and I can keep the answers in my head.
April 24, 2021–Please give thanks to God for he has kept up alive using me in a new district name Madaripur. This is a new district added in BMW ministry. My goal is to make 100 graduates and 200 students in this district by 2022. Please pray for that.
Now I have 140 students. 125 are catholic and 15 are Hindus. Please pray so this number will be increased. I have shared the Bridge Illustration with 5 people in last month. My target is to share with 8 people this month. I have distributed 180 pieces tracts in last month. My target is to give 250 tracts this month. I have made two disciples: Uzzal Biswas and Amit Halder. I have memorized 4 verses in last month. My target is to memorize 10 verses. Please pray all these items.
March 16, 2021—Litu (Hindu, age 34) is my neighbor, and I had a good talk with him about sins and salvation. I shared the Bridge Illustration. When hearing this he was glad, and we ended up praying together. Please do pay for him.
March 13, 2021–Please give thanks to God for he has kept us alive.
I have 10 groups at Gouronodi and have 10 Hindu students. My target is to make 20 Muslim students and 25 Hindu and 60 Catholic students. Please keep those in your prayer.
I have distributed 150 tracts in this month, and I have a plan to distribute 250 next month. Please pray.
I have shared the Gospel with 3 people this month and my target is to share with 10 people next month. I need your prayer for this.
I am facing some challenging things in my fields. Please do pray, so God will help me with this. Amen!
March 9, 2021–I talked with Romesh (age 28, Hindu) about the assurance of salvation. I explained about it from Romans 6:23. After my explanation Romesh said all the religions have their own wonderful way to go heaven. Please keep Romesh in your prayer.
February 6, 2021–I give thanks to the Lord that God for answered my prayer. I had a target for collecting 100 students in the Gournodi area and God has blessed me with 109 students. Last month I formed four new teams. Thanks for your prayer. 70% of the students are Catholic here, but I still want to gather more students, especially non-Christian students. Please pray for me so that God helps me to collect non-Christian students soon. Specifically pray for these areas–Dhamshor, Pitlakati and Gournodi. Three teams are about to be formed and one of them is a Hindu team. Please pray for that so that I can give thanks again.
I now have 8 teams. The students are a little bit hard to handle as they are Catholic and haven’t been through this kind of Bible study before and we are still getting to know each other. Please keep me in your prayer so that God will bless me with knowledge and wisdom, and I can become more friendly with them day by day as a brother in Christ.
I have shared the Bridge Illustration with four people. Their names are Gaffar Fokis, Mikchan Talukder, Rajib Molla and Mikchan Fakir. All of them were Muslim. After sharing the gospel with them, everyone refused to admit Jesus as their savior. But I was able to make them question themselves about who will pay for our sin. Please pray for them so that God may talk in their hearts. I have distributed more than 150 tracts. I have a plan to share the gospel with at least six Muslim people and to 250 tracts in February.
I am searching for new disciples from my new teams. Please pray for me so that I will be able to select two students for making disciples.
January 14, 2021–I bought a lungi (men’s clothing item) from Mikchan (Muslim, age 26) in Sairer Haat. At that time, I shared a tract and he asked me about it. I explained the Bridge IIlustration in a nutshell. He said he understood a bit, and he would read the tract in his home. Please pray for him so that God may talk into his heart.
January 13, 2021–In the Ranga area, I wanted to know the place properly. Rajib (Muslim, age 35) helped me a lot. At a time of our conversation, he asked me how we pray, so I told him that we can pray to God anywhere anytime. I asked him if he wanted to join with my prayer as I wanted to pray for his life. He told me to pray for me and he prefered to stay silent and listen to my prayer. At the end of the prayer, he said that he liked the way I prayed. He wants to know more about our religion. He took my contact number and told me that he would contact with me.
January 9, 2021–Mikchan (Muslim, age 28) is a neighbor of our village. I shared my belief with him. He listened to me but he couldn’t admit that Jesus is the only one way. He thinks that Muhammad is the only way to go to heaven. He will take him to heaven.
January 3, 2021–I met Gaffer (Muslim, age 32) at the bus stand of Gournodi. I asked him if he had assurance of salvation in his life. He replied in the negative. He asked me back if I had that. I shared my assurance of salvation of my life. He couldn’t give me much time. I gave him a tract to read it later.
December 17, 2020–I request you to give thanks to the Lord that He has blessed me with four new teams consisting of 50 students in Gournodi, Barishal. 80% Christians of that area are from Catholic background. I was trying to meet the father of their church from last month. His name is Father Mintu. By the grace of God he gave BMW permission to work among their people. Next month there is a chance to form four new teams with 70 new Catholic students.
In Ramnogor, one Hindu girl showed interest to do classes. I have a plan to form a new Hindu team through her. Please pray for Ramnogor and also for the area Chadshi and Protihar as there can be a possibility to work with at least 15 Hindu students.
I have been talking with a Muslim brother named Alamin for a month. He is quite interested to know Jesus as he knows Him as their prophet Isha. He told me that he will request to his neaby Hujur (leader of a mosque) for knowing Isha more through BMW. Please keep Alamin in your prayers so that the Holy Spirit may work in him and his Hujur also.
I was able to share the Bridge Illustration with four people. Their names are Shihab, Ujjal, Soleman and Babu. Three of them are Muslim and Ujjal is a non-believer. I shared about salvation. The Muslim brothers listened to me carefully but didn’t accept my Word from their hearts, but they showed respect to my opinion. Babu let me pray for him as he liked the Words so much. I want to follow up with them. Please pray for me so that God may talk into their hearts and He may bless me with more opportunity and knowledge.
I memorized 8 verses last month. I want to memorize 10 verses and want to distribute 100 tracts next month. God may help me to memorize and distribute the tracts.
December 14, 2020–I met Norendra (Muslim, age 38) at the bus stand of Gournodi. I asked him if he had assurance of salvation in his life. He couldn’t understand my question. In the reply, I explained the Bridge Illustration and told him that I have assurance of salvation in my life. I didn’t have enough time to explain to him because he had to leave. But I believe I was able to put a question about assurance of salvation. God may talk into his heart. Please pray for me.
December 10, 2020–I met Rasel (Muslim, age 27) on the way to Chadshi for forming a team. When he asked me about my profession, I shared my job description and also shared the Bridge Illustration. He didn’t agree with me that we can go to heaven just believing in someone. He said we should abide by the rules of Allah. Please pray for him so that he can understand the need of savior in his life.
December 6, 2020–I met Salam (Muslim, age 18) on the way to Dhamshor on the bus. I sat next to him. While talking he asked me what I do and then we got inside the topic of Christianity. To let him know about Christ, I shared some verses with him like Romans 6:23 and tried the explain the Bridge Illustration, but he said he didn’t admit that Isha can give us salvation. He thinks only Muhammad can do that. We couldn’t continue our talking much as I had to get down from the bus. Please pray for that soul so that God may talk into his heart.
December 5, 2020–I met Babu (Muslim, age 24) while forming a new BMW team in Kolabari. We somehow got onto the topic of religion. I told him about Jesus Christ and I also told him that the name of Jesus Christ is mentioned more than prophet Muhammad in the Quran. He was shocked to know about that. He didn’t know that before. He told me that he would read the Quran to know about Isha more. I also shared some verses from Bible. Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Genesis 3:15 helped to explain to him what Jesus is to us. He said he would talk with me again about this topic. Please pray for him so that God may talk into his heart.
November 18, 2020–I spoke with Babu (28, Muslim) for 40 minutes. Babu is a political leader. I met him and we had conversation about several topic including religion. I got an opportunity to share my religion. Also I shared the Bridge Illustration through Romans 3:23 and 6:23. After I shared he became interested and I prayed for him in Jesus name. Please keep praying for him.
November 13, 2020–I spoke with Soleman Torofdar (40, Muslim) for 40 minutes. I met him at a tea shop. I introduced myself as a Christian. When he got to know that I am a Christian he asked me why I practice Christianity. Then I shared the Bridge Illustration through Romans 3:23 and 6:23. After I shared he became interested and told me, “The path to heaven is easy in your religion.” Pray for this brother so that he can understand about the truth.
November 10, 2020–Please give thanks to the Lord that I have been given a new opportunity in a new field in Barishal. I can work from my home. The field I will be working in is Gournodi. Please keep this area in prayer so God may provide people to work with and the students for teaching. I have a target to make 100 new students within three months. Keep me in prayer so that God may provide me new students, new disciples and people to share the gospel with. I have shared the gospel with 4 people. Two of them are Hindus, one was Muslim and the other one was a non-believer. None of them was positive in their response when I shared some Bible verses with them. But they really listened to me. Please pray for Anonto, Shariful, Binoy and Jimi so that God may talk in their hearts. Please pray for my wife so that she can get a job soon. Please pray for my son and my family too. Thanks for your prayer and blessings.
November 6, 2020–I spoke with Ujjal Bala (42, non-believer) for 1 hour. I met him when I went to his village to make new BMW group. I had conversation with him about BMW courses and I explained about BMW activities. After that I shared bridge Illustration through Romans 3:23 and 6:23. After I shared he became interested and helped me a lot to visit his village. Please pray for him and his family so that they can accept Jesus as savior. Also pray for me as well so that I can teach them about the truth.
November 2, 2020–I spoke with Shihab Shikdar (24,Muslim) for 45 minutes. I met him at a tea shop and started our conversation about religion. When I got opportunity to share my religion that time I shared some verses from the bible. I shared John 3:16, Romans 3:23 and 6:23. I shared bridge Illustration with him through these verses. After I shared he became interested and asked me some questions. I tried to give answer according to the bible. Please pray for him so that he can understand about the truth.
October 17, 2020–I met Jimi (33, non-believer) when I was distributing tracts. He told me that he is a catholic Christian. I wanted to know about his assurance of salvation. He doesn’t have any idea assurance of salvation. Then I shared and explained the Bridge Illustration through Romans 3:23 and 6:23. After I shared he became interested to know more about assurance of salvation. He asked some questions on this topic and I answered him. He understood all those things about assurance of salvation. Please pray for him and his family.
(Schwapna) October 13, 2020–Liza (20, Christian) is a student of BMW. Her mother died and now she lives with her grandmother. I have shared from Genesis to the resurrection of Jesus. I shared the Bridge Illustration through Romans 3:23, 6:23 and John 3:16. I explained them clearly and after I shared she said, “Today I learned new things about Jesus and salvation.” Keep praying for her life.
(Schwapna) October 9, 2020–I met Elijabeth (50, Christian) when I went to visit her family at her house. I talked to her about the Bible and salvation. I wanted to know about her salvation. She couldn’t answer me. Then I shared and explained the Bridge Illustration through Romans 3:23, 6:23 and John 3:16. She said, “I didn’t get this type of wonderful teaching before.” Please keep praying for life.
(Schwapna) October 9, 2020–Proma (20, Muslim) is a nurse. She lives in Dhaka. She came to visit her uncle’s house. I met her and talked about the BMW course. I shared the Bridge Illustration through Romans 3:23 and 6:23. She understood all the things about salvation after I shared the Bridge Illustration. Please pray for her grow up with word of God.
October 9, 2020–Binoy (33, Hindu) is my uncle. I went to his house and I started to talk about religion. I shared the Bridge Illustration through Romans 3:23 and 6:23. Also I shared about God’s purpose through John 3:16. I explained them clearly and he understood all those things. After I shared the Bridge Illustration, he didn’t give any reaction. Please pray for his salvation.
October 5, 2020–Shariful (24, Muslim) is a driver. I met him and wanted to know about his family. His father is suffering from many diseases. During our conversation I wanted to know about salvation according to Islam religion. He didn’t give any clear answer. Then I shared the Bridge Illustration through Romans 3:23 and 6:23. I explained them clearly. Then I prayed for his father in Jesus name. Please pray for him and his family.
October 4, 2020–Anonto (45, Hindu) is a van driver. I met him in a tea stall. I started to talk to him and we discussed several current situations. I tried to talk about religion and finally I got the opportunity to discuss about religion. I wanted to know about his salvation after death. He didn’t give any clear answer about salvation. I shared Romans 3:23, 6:23 and John 3:16. I explained them clearly why Jesus came in this earth and how people could get salvation from their sin through Jesus. I requested him to accept Jesus in his life as a savior. Please pray for this brother.
(Schwapna) September 21, 2020–As a Catholic. Sumitra (52, non-believer) doesn’t have that much idea about the bible and salvation. I have shared bridge Illustration with her through Romans 3:23, 6:23 and John 3:16. After I shared she understood that everyone needed the assurance of salvation and only through Jesus we could get salvation. She accepted Jesus as her savior. Pray for her new life with Jesus.
September 11, 2020–I met Shohrab (45, Muslim) at Tekerhat. I introduced myself as a Christian. He wanted to know about Christianity from me. I have shared the Bridge illustration through Genesis 3:5, Romans 6:23, and 3:23. After I shared the Bridge illustration he became interested to know more about Jesus. I gave him a tract and requested him contact with me if there is anything he wants to know. Please pray for him.
(Schwapna) September 11, 2020–Lili (16, Christian) is a student of BMW. I have shared the Bridge illustration through Romans 3:23, 6:23, and John 3:16. After I shared, she was encouraged and we prayed together. She told me she wanted to know more about Jesus and salvation so she could share with others.
September 9, 2020–Tonmoy (35, Christian) is a student of BMW. Shilpi Majumdar is Tonmoy’s mother. I was talking with Shilpi and during our conversation I wanted to know about salvation. I questioned her, do you get salvation? She replied, “I don’t know about salvation properly.” She doesn’t have any idea about salvation. Then I have shared the Bridge illustration through Romans 6:23, 3:23, and John 3:16, and explained them clearly so she could understand about salvation in detail. After I shared she accepted Jesus Christ as a savior. We finished our conversation with prayer. Then I requested her to join BMW for knowing more. Pray for her new life with Jesus.
September 3, 2020–I met Alamin (37, Muslim) when I was distributing tracts at Jolir Par. He wanted to know about the principle of Christianity. I have shared the Bridge illustration through John 3:16, Romans 3:23, and 6:23. I told him, everyone needed to born again for salvation through Jesus. There is no another way to get salvation. He became interested and told me he will contact with me later. Please pray for his salvation.
September 3, 2020–Please give thanks to the Lord that I was able to visit all the groups this month. Please pray for my students so God may increase their interest in thei course studies.
I would like to request prayer for the Talbari and Chokshing area. Those areas got flooded and the sufferings has led to beggar description.
Please give thanks to the Lord that this month I had my four disciples. Their names are Jibon, Dipon, Linkon and Aurin. Keep me in prayer so that I can guide them spiritually.
I shared the gospel with 8 people this month. Their names are Jibon Folia, Dipon Bala, Amrito Baroi, Uttom Halder, Nirmol Talukder, Kausar Molla, Babu Halder and Shaymoli Bairagi. I want to follow up with them.
Please pray for the mother of one of my students, Jasim’s mother. She got infection in her mouth. Ask God to heal her soon.
Please pray for the Bagmara church. May God bless that church and use the church for BMW in the future.
(Schwapna) Please give thanks that I started to visit groups in person. Pray for me so that God may provide me a disciple.
September 1, 2020–Joshim (25, non-believer) is a student and group leader of BMW. I have shared the Bridge illustration through Romans 6:23, John 3:16, and Romans 3:23. During our conversation I understood that he doesn’t have any idea about salvation. After I shared, he became interested to know about Jesus and salvation. He told me, “I want to know more about Jesus and salvation so that I can teach others about the truth.” Pray for his salvation.
(Schwapna) August 21, 2020–Elizabeth (42, Christian) is a new student with BMW. She doesn’t have any idea about assurance of salvation though she is a Christian. She didn’t know about the salvation in her life. After our BMW class, I shared the Bridge illustration with her through Romans 3: 23 and 6:23. I explained clearly so she had a better understanding. She accepted Jesus Christ in her life, and is asking for prayer so that she can grow in her spiritual life with the word of God.
(Schwapna) August 14, 2020–I asked Sraboni (age 23, Christian), “Do you believe in Jesus?” She said yes. Then I asked her, “How much do you believe in Him?” She was quiet, then I shared the Bridge illustration. I told her, left is sin and death side. Right is for God’s side. Then she understood through my teaching which side she must go for heaven. Now she loves Jesus and believe in Him from heart. She is so worried about her family and that’s why she doesn’t read the Bible but now she promised she will start reading the Bible regularly. Pray for her so she can give enough time with word of God.
August 24, 2020–Shamoli (38, Christian) is a 2nd year student in BMW and also a group leader. I shared the Bridge Illustration through Romans 3:23 and 6:23, gave an example from John 3:16 and explained it clearly. After my sharing, she got to know about salvation and I told her to share with others also. She accepted my suggestion and told me that she would share with others. Pray for her so that she can share with others.
August 24, 2020–After finishing my class, Babu (52, Christian) and I were coming back home. When we were on the boat, I shared the Bridge illustration with him through Romans 3:23, 6:23, and John 3:16. Also I shared Genesis 3:3-4 and explained it. Through giving examples, I was trying to let him understand about salvation. After my sharing, he accepted Jesus Christ and asked prayer for his life with Jesus.
August 17, 2020–I met Kaosar (38, Muslim) when we both were stuck in a place because of rain. I was asking about salvation according to his Muslim belief. He didn’t accept this positively, but I started to share the Bridge illustration with him through Romans 3:23 and 6:23 also gave the example from John 3:16. After sharing, I noticed that he was uncomfortable and then he left the place as soon as the rain stopped. Pray for this brother’s life.
August 13, 2020–Nirmol (28, Hindu) is one of my relatives and I met him in Kongsur Bazar. He asked me what I was doing for earning and where I was living. I shared that I was working for God through BMW. I started to share the Bridge illustration with him through Romans 3:23 and 6:23 and shared that this was my new life with Christ. I also shared that I was so happy and blessed with Jesus. After knowing all these things, he got interested to know more about Jesus. Pray for him so that I can share with him about Jesus again.
August 9, 2020–I met Uttom (24, Hindu) in Baniarchar Bazar. I had previously seen him in this bazar, and we had talked. That day I started conversation with religion as the topic and asked about salvation. But he didn’t know how he could get salvation from his sin. Then I shared the Bridge illustration with him through Romans 3:23 and 6:23 also explained them clearly. He didn’t say anything after that. Pray for this brother so that God may help him to understand.
August 7, 2020–I met this brother in Jolirpar Bazar. During our conversation, Amrito (26, Hindu) wanted to know about my religion. Then I introduced myself and started to share about our religion. I asked him about our sin and salvation, also wanted to know from him how to get freedom from our sin. He clearly answered that he didn’t have any idea about salvation. Then I shared the Bridge illustration with him through Romans 3:23 and 6:23 and tried to make him clear about our sin and how we can get salvation. After my sharing, he said that his religion and faith were totally different from my religion and faith and he would think about it later. Please pray for him and his life.
August 5, 2020–Dipon (16, Christian) is a new student in BMW. I asked him what he knew about salvation. He didn’t have clear conception about salvation, and he was not sure about his salvation. Then I shared the Bridge illustration with him through Romans 3:23 and 6:23. Also I gave example from John 3:16 and explained it in detail. After my sharing, he accepted Jesus in his life and prayed for his salvation. Please pray for his life.
August 3, 2020–Jibon (18, Christian) is a 2nd year student of BMW and he is also a group leader. I shared the Bridge illustration with him through Romans 3:23, 6:23 and John 3:16. After my sharing, he accepted Jesus and was asking prayer for his life so that he can grow with word of God and can share gospel with others. Please pray for his life.
July 18, 2020–I shared the Bridge illustration with Titu (50, Muslim) and my emphasis was about our sin and assurance of salvation. He told me that every religion has their own way to go to heaven according to everyone’s belief, but your way of getting salvation is different and it’s so convincing.
July 17, 2020–Through my teaching Linkon (16, Chrisitian) got to know about salvation. I shared Romans 6:23 and taught him about assurance of salvation. Now he fully understands and is concerned about his personal life salvation. From now on he wants to share assurance of salvation with others when he gets the time.
(Schwapna) July 15, 2020–I shared assurance of salvation through Romans 6:23. After my sharing, Shum ( 29, Christian) got to know about salvation deeply. Before she didn’t have any kind of teaching about salvation.
(Schwapna) July 15, 2020–I had a long conversation with Momo (20, Christian) about our sin, death and assurance of salvation. Through Romans 6:23 I started a conversation with her. After my sharing she understood all the things about salvation. Now she has submitted herself to God and wants to walk with new understanding.
(Schwapna) June 20, 2020–Through the Mercy Fund I visited Ela (48, Christian) and shared our Jesus love with her. During this time I asked do you have assurance of salvation and she answered me that I don’t know about this. I shared Romans 3:23,6:23 with her and John 14:6. I told her if you wants to go heaven then you must accept Jesus Christ as your savior. She was confused a little bit to hear about that, but after some time she said I love Jesus and He is my savior.
(Schwapna) June 18, 2020–I have known a lady who is a housewife named Majeda (54, Muslim). When I gave her the Mercy Fund money she was so happy and thankful for the support and said she will pray our ministry so we can support more families like hers. After giving the money, I shared about Jesus and about salvation. Then I shared whenever you will feel you are in a problem just pray in name of Jesus to God and surely you will get the answer from our Lord because He is our savior and He is our God. They agreed with me and I taught them how to pray in Jesus’ name to God.
July 14, 2020–I shared the Bridge illustration with Shuvo (24, Muslim) through Romans 6:23. After our conversation he told me that he wanted to talk more about this topic. Pray for me so that I can give him clear information which can comfort him to accept Jesus in his life.
July 12, 2020–I shared the Bridge illustration with Samim (26, Muslim) and it was a blessing for me. I talked with him through Romans 6:23 and John 3:16 and I shared how we can get salvation from our sin. Then he was sharing that he loved to see when Christians help others and he thinks those of other religions don’t have that kind of heart. Later I had another opportunity to share that Jesus of the Bible teaches us to to love others. Pray for his life so that God can reveal Himself in his life.
July 5, 2020–Ministry: I would like to thank God for 208 students in the Gopalgonj area. Also, I want to thank God that I could talk to 50% of my students. Please pray for all the students as they are not that excited about phone classes. Some of them don’t have their own phones so they use their parent’s phone and don’t feel good about talking too long. They want group classes as soon possible. Also, most of the students couldn’t meet me in person so they are not feeling enthusiastic about classes through phone. Please pray for me so I can raise their interests about phone classes and meet with them as soon as possible.
Please give praise to the Lord as He has given me 15 new students to include in the BMW Bible study course even during this epidemic. Please pray for them so they will be interested in this course and continue until getting the diploma certificate. Also pray those who are not saved yet can be saved through this course and they can learn God’s plan for their life.
I want to give thanks to God because I have selected two people to prepare as disciples for Jesus. Sujoy bala and Antora Bala. Both of them are Hindu. They both are very good natured. And they are very interested about learning the Bible. Please pray for them that God may help them and prepare them for His kingdom.
This month I was able to share Bridge illustration with 4 people. Ujjal Sarkar and Ajoy Shikari are Hindu, Mamun Karikor is Muslim and Akhi Mondol is Christian. Please pray for them because they don’t have any assurance of life. Even the Christian girl Akhi doesn’t know anything about salvation. Please pray that God may help them to understand the truth of salvation and they can be born as a believer.
June 17, 2020–It was wonderful time when I shared the Bridge illustration with Akhi Mondol (14) beginning with Romans 3:23 and 6:23. I tried to give a full, clear concept about our sin and salvation. She was sharing that never experienced this type of teaching before.
June 9, 2020–I shared with Ajoy Shikari (25) Romans 6:23 and John 3:16 and the Bridge illustration as well. I tried to make him understand how we can get the way to go to Heaven. But he said to me, “every religion has the way to go to Heaven. So, it doesn’t make any sense to me.’’
June 5, 2020–Through Romans 3:23 and 6:23 I shared the Bridge illustration with. My Mamun Karikor (25). I emphasized sin and salvation, but after hearing all the things he told me, “topic was good what you shared.”
June 3, 2020–I shared the Bridge illustration with Uzzal Sarkar (28) and explained deeply Romans 6:23. He was so calm and polite as he listened to what I shared. But after that I asked please share something, what is your opinion. He told me that, “in our religion there is nothing like that what you shared. I will think about it.”
Shapna Mondol: Ministry: Among the 208 students I was able to contact 17% of the students. Please pray for all the students so their interest may grow day by day. Also pray for me so that I can help them to grow in their interest and may God guide me to include new students in the BMW course. I am focusing on the female students and taking care of the accounts of the Gopalgonj ministry. So, please pray for God’s guidance for me.
This month I was able to share Bridge illustration with 2 people, Moyna Mojumder and Eeshita Bayda. Both of them are from a Christian family. Please pray for them that God may help them to grow their faith stronger!
Personal: Please pray for me as I am a new staff at BMW; this is a new environment for me. Please pray for me so I will be able to fulfill my responsibilities with faithfulness and according to God’s will.
Also please pray for my elder brother as he needs a job. Also, my family wants him to get married. We, as a family, are looking for a suitable girl for my brother. Please pray to God that He may guide my family in this matter and let us know His will.
June 17, 2020–I shared the Bridge illustration with Ishita Baiddya (15) through Romans 6:23 and explained about our sin, repentance and eternal life. Only Jesus is the way to get salvation. I asked did you hear this before she replied, “no, I haven’t. This type of teaching is very new for me and you made me think about my life and how to get salvation and also eternal life as well.
June 10, 2020–I shared the Bridge illustration with Moyna Mozumdar (48) through Romans 6:23 and explained about our sin, repentance and eternal life. Only Jesus is the way to get salvation and she agreed with me.
May 29, 2020–Ministry: I want to thank God for keeping us safe from corona virus. I want to thank God for giving me an opportunity to serve Him in a new area Gopalgonj. We have 208 students in this area. Among them I was able to reach 60% over the phone. Other students are not showing much interests in taking class over the phone. Because of lockdown situation we are facing few problems like some students doesn’t use phone, some are out data because of financial crisis and parents are not so much cooperative for taking classes using their phone. So please pray for them so they can understand most important thing in their life.
Please pray for Sujoy Bala, whom I have selected as my disciple. He is Hindu. I am teaching him that Jesus Christ is our savior and only by believing in him we can enter in eternal life through Bridge illustration and devotion. Sujoy still has some doubts in his mind, but he has a lot of interest to learn more. Please pray for him that if he is good in the eye of our holly God then all his doubt may turn to trust and he will be able to serve God.
This month I have shared Bridge illustration with six persons and had devotion with them over the phone. They are Dola Pallob, Rinky Pallob, Pinky Pallob, Poresh Baddoker, Sujoy Bala and Izabul Fakir. They were very interested. They wanted to learn more and asked a lot of questions. Please pray for them so holly spirit may help them understand. Izabul had many questions and some confusions. Please pray for his confusions.
Personal: Please pay for me as I am new to this area and I was unable to meet some of students face to face yet because everything was locked down before I visited them. With some students I have only talked over phone. So please pray for me so I can make a good connection with each and every one of them over the phone.
I want to thank God because this is a new area for me and my wife Swapna and God is providing our every needs. We are doing devotion every evening at our home. Please pray that we can have blessings through it and more people will be attracted and come to know Jesus.
April 22, 2020–Answer to our prayer: Praise God that we (me & my wife) get to start our ministry work at Gopalgonj (a new area for us). God also has provided a nice home for us.
Ministry: Even though everything is locked down and the area is new and I am not familiar with this area very much and I wasn’t able to come to know all the existing students yet, I am trying my best to contact them over the phone. I have collected their phone number from brother Satish. He passed me all the phone numbers, so I am making phone calls with the students and introducing myself to those whom I haven’t met yet. For those who have received the materials, I am helping them complete that and those who didn’t receive their course materials yet, I am giving them assignments from my end. Please pray for them so they become enthusiastic, making good progress on their course materials. Pray for the volunteers from this area who are helping the ministry. Pray I can recruit more volunteers for my ministry work and make them a good leader and bring them into leadership. This month me and my wife made contact with 100 students over the phone. My wife is focusing on the female students. Pray for my wife as she also has a new responsibility which is maintaining the accounts. My responsibility is dealing with the students and expanding the area and my wife is responsible for maintaining accounts and also, focusing on the female Bible study groups.
Please pray for me as I am studying the BTCP materials so that I can understand the Hermeneutics properly. Uncle Thomas is taking our class on a regular basis. He is a very good teacher. I am so blessed by his teaching and learning a lot.
February 15, 2020–Pray for God to help me move to a new area (Gopalganj) this month, from Barishal, to build up the ministry there. We need to find a new home. We need to find new students and form relationships with the previous students (Regan will help me connect with them). Our goal is to have 300 students and to have at least 150 graduates by the end of the year. Shopna, my wife is working with me and she needs courage to be a bold leader (has good knowledge of the Bible). Pray for her parents (from Catholic background) and three brothers that they would grow in their interest in salvation. My mom and dad have high blood pressure, so pray that God will watch over their health, especially as we are leaving them. Our son, Prince, is 5 years old and stays with my parents a lot. As a little boy he is in danger of falling in all the ponds surrounding grandpa’s house, so pray for that.