My name is Shampa. I was born in Christian family. I used to practice my religion since my childhood. But one day on my 13 I attended a revival meeting, and a preacher was explaining a verse from bible which is John 3:16 talking about Jesus and eternal life. Though I did not understand that verse at all but afterwards while I was praying to Jesus he helped me to realize completely that verse and I felt someone touching me on my backward. Suddenly I looked back but nobody was there. Then I prayed to Jesus, confessed my sins and totally surrendered my life to Him. And now I have eternal life I know and till now He is leading me on my any situation. Praise God!
Ministry and Personal Prayer Requests
May 30, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that He has kept us well. No student has been detected so far as corona positive. Praise the Lord. Last month I was able to distribute 20 tracts and share the Bridge Illustration with two people. Thanks to the Lord and thanks to the prayer team for praying for me that I could do these tasks in this lockdown time.
Because of the lockdown, I am not able to visit my groups, churches, families, and my disciples. I am trying to contact them over the phone. I watch over 6 groups: Martha, Abiskar, Progga, United Life, Dokkhinpara and Ramdebpur. Please pray for these groups of students so that they do not lose any hope and I can keep them encouraged.
Please pray for the two people with whom I shared the Bridge Illustration: Mala Khan and Kakoli Halder. They agreed that they are sinners, but they are not ready to accept Jesus in their heart. Please keep them in your prayer so that God may talk into their hearts. Please pray for me so that I can share gospel with 5 people and distribute 60 tracts in May.
I am studying the course material and memorizing verses for my personal spiritual growth. I want to memorize 10 new verses this month. Please pray for me so that God may bless me with wisdom and knowledge.
April 24, 2021–My grandma is cured now. Thank you for lifting her in your prayer. Please pray for my safety so I can work boldly around my area. My uncle got covid-19, his two sons and wife also tested positive. Need your urgent prayer for them.
I have 6 groups Progga, Abiskar, Martha, Ramdebpur, Kundu Para, Tilok. Plesae pray for those groups. I distributed almost 50 tracts last month. I will try my best to go beyond of this month. I have memorized 5 Bible verses in last month. I would love to memorize 8 verses this month.
March 13, 2021–Please pray for my grandma who has been sick and suffering with fever.
Please pray for my safety so I can work boldly around my area.
I have 6 groups Progga, Abiskar, Martha, Ramdebpur, Kundu Para, and Tilok. Some of them finished their final exam already and some of them still studying.
Please give thanks to God that I had lost 10 students, but they finally came back through a small gathering and picnic at Voroshapur.
I had a target to distribute 50 tracts, but I could not do it all. My target is to distribute 100 tracts in next month. Please pray about it.
February 4, 2021–I have a total of 60 students consisting of 6 groups and I was able to visit 4 groups last month. All my students are done with their first book exam. I have plans to complete exams of everyone’s second book by February.
I have two disciples named Mukta and Souvaggo. I am now teaching Mukta 5 assurances and Souvaggo on how to lead a devotion. Please keep them in prayer, especially Souvaggo, as he is much younger in age. Pray God will help me to help Souvaggo grow spiritually.<
Please pray for my team member named Martha. This group has 18 students. All the working women are in this group, so the group is behind in completing course books. Please pray for that team so that they can speed up their lesson completion.
Please pray for me so that I can memorize 5 verses in January and reach more people with gospel.
January 23, 2021–Purnima (unbeliver, age 20) is a Catholic. Her family was converted to Christian from Hindu background, but she didn’t feel Christ in her heart back then. She went with the flow with her family. So, she doesn’t know Jesus properly. I shared the Bridge Illustration with her and explained why salvation is so important in our life and why it is important to make sure that one has received Christ in one’s life. She understood that she needed to confess her sin and receive Jesus in her life. She repented for not accepting Jesus in her life that moment. She said she would confess her sin and receive Christ. Please pray for her soul.
January 16, 2021–Animesh (Hindu, age 15) lives in a Hindu society near to my house. He heard about one of his friends who recently joined in BMW. Hearing this he came to our house and told us that he wanted to know about our Christianity. I gave him a New Testament and a tract. He asked the question why Jeusus had died and who He was. I answered him that Jesus was the Son of God and He died so that we can be free from our sins and go to heaven because God loves us this much that He sacrificed His son for us so that we can be saved. He wanted to know more about Jesus after hearing this. So, I told him to do our BMW course and he got admitted right then. Please pray for this boy so that he can understand the Word of God properly and I can guide him in Spirit.
December 17, 2020–Please give thanks that I am blessed with 70 students and 6 teams. I have completed taking exams for 4 teams last month. Two more teams are left. I will be taking exams in December. God may help me to take exams for all the teams within this month.
I have 2 disciples named Mukta and Souvaggo. I discussed sin and forgiveness with them. Mukta is doing great with her tasks right now. Please pray for her so that she can keep this spirit up by the grace of the Holy Spirit. I have a plan to teach about devotion methods this month. Keep me in prayer so that she can give me her time.
I was able to share the gospel with one person named Sumi and she could understand the necessity of salvation in her life. I want to share the gospel with 5 non-Christian people this month. Pray God will provide me with people and with knowledge. I have a plan to memorize 5 verses and distribute 20 tracts.
November 14, 2020–I spoke with Sumi Mondol (22, Hindu) for 30 minutes. I met her and I introduced myself as Christian. She told me, “I heard about Christianity and I read the bible little bit.” I asked her, how do feel after read the bible? She said, “Wonderful! The teaching of the bible is awesome.” She wanted to know more about Christianity. She told me, “I will read the bible more with understanding then I will let you know what my feeling are about Jesus.” Please pray for her right understanding about the true God.
November 10, 2020–Please give thanks to the Lord that I was very sick last month and also had to go to Dhaka for treatment. By the grace of God I had no serious disease and I was healed after two weeks. I was only able to reach 50% students of mine. I hope and pray I will be able to reach more students next month.
Please give thanks to the Lord that I have formed a new group in Kudir, Bottola. Eleven students have registered admission form already and 30 more students are interested. Hopefully they all will be admitted within this month. God bless that area and those students and their families.
I wasn’t able to talk with my disciple Mukta Khan due to my sickness. I desire to contact her this month. Please keep her in prayer so that she can make time for Bible lessons from me.
I wasn’t able to share the gospel or the Bridge Illustration with anyone due to my sickness. I have a desire to share the gospel with at least one non-christian and share the Bridge Illustration with at least one student next month. Please keep me in prayer so that I can gain enough energy and courage.
My younger sister Champa has been detected with high blood pressure and sometimes she feels pain in her back, chest and also she faints sometimes. My father lives alone in Afilgate and he is taking the responsibilities of cashier in the church there. Please keep prayer for my sister’s sickness and for my father so that my father can take care himself well and my sister can overcome her sickness.
September 6, 2020–Rani (44, Hindu) doesn’t like Christian people because of her experiences with Christian are not good at all. Five young Christians rented her house. Her daughter loved one of them and married him. After knowing this story from her I said to her it was God’s plan. God loves you and wants to reveal Himself in your heart so that you can accept Him through this incident. Her daughter attends church now and prays to God regularly, but she used to worship another god according to her beliefs. I shared about Jesus and salvation. I gave a tract to her and requested that she read it. She became interested to know about Jesus and she wanted to stay with her daughter. But the people from her are the reason behind it not to stay. Pray for her so that she can understand more about Jesus.
September 6, 2020–Jogi (69, Hindu) has lot of questions about Islam and Prophet Mohammad. She is not following her religion because she doesn’t know her religion well. She is frustrated about religion because of many gods are there. Some of people are following Allah, some are following Jesus, some are following the Hindu gods Krishna, Kali, Durga etc. After knowing all these things from her I shared John 14:6 and explained about Jesus in details. She became interested to know more about Jesus. Please pray for life.
September 3, 2020–I have a total of 70 students, and I was able to reach 50 students this month. I am thankful to God that I could visit all 5 of my groups. They are very happy to do classes together after a long time.
I shared the Bridge illustration with 1 student and I was able to make her understand how important it is to accept Jesus in her heart. I want to share the gospel with 4 people next month. Keep me in your prayers.
I have three disciples and I told them to memorize 10 verses next month. I have a plan to make them master the devotion strategy next week. Please keep them in your prayers.
Please pray for my student Polok Khan. Polok is my 3rd year student. He has been suffering with fever for 3 days. He has become so weak. Pray to God so God will heal him soon.
Please pray for my student Preonti and her dad. Preonti is a 2nd year student at the group of Ramdevpur. Her dad has had 3 strokes. Her dad’s name is Binnamin. He is the only earning person in his family.
I want to memorize 10 verses next month. Please pray for me so that God may bless me and help me in memorizing.
August 20, 2020–I asked Poli (age 40, Christian), “Do you believe in Jesus?” She said yes. Then I asked once again, “How much do you believe in Him? She was quiet, then I started to share the Bridge illustration with her. After I shared I told her, “The left side is of sin and death. The right one is God’s side. Then she was able to understand through my teaching that which side she must go for heaven. Now she loves Jesus and believes in Him from her heart. She stays always worried for her family and that’s why she wasn’t able to make time or effort to read the Bible. But she promised that from then on she would start reading Bible regularly. Pray for her so that she can give enough time with word of God.
July 18, 2020–Nenean (22, non-believer) is student at Ramdebpur studying at BMW 2nd year. He is a faithful student but unfortunately he doesn’t have any idea about salvation. I asked him, “What will happen if you die?” He told me that he didn’t know. Then I shared with him about salvation through Jesus Christ according to Romans 10:9. He said, “I work with the Muslim community but have never seen any difference between me and them. I took that word and said, “Unless you confess Jesus by your mouth and accept Him as your savior you won’t be saved.” He smiled. So I asked him to study the BMW books often. Please keep Nenean in your prayer.
July 7, 2020—I have a total of 70 students in my area. I could talk with 20 students in person and 14 students over phone. The students I could meet in person, they are very interested in completing their books and are also regular. The students I talked to over the phone, 50% of them are attentive but the rest of them are not willing to talk over the phone and do classes. I tried to communicate with other students but most of them have no phone or do not try to pick up. Pray for them so that they can feel the necessity of studying the word of God.
I couldn’t share the Bridge illustration to anyone due to my sickness. I hopefully can share again in July. Pray for me.
I have one disciple and her name is Mukta Khan. She is being taught about salvation. This is the second time I am discussing the assurance of salvation. She could understand properly this time. Pray for her so that she can grow spiritually.
Personal: My family and I still couldn’t get over my mother’s death. Pray for us so that we can get over it. I have been planning to arrange the wedding of my younger sister next month in a small arrangement. Pray for us and her so that we can arrange it under the protection of Holy spirit and with blessings.
April 17, 2020–Please pray for me. I have allergy with foods. Many kind of foods causes allergy which I am avoiding now. Please keep me in your prayer so I can be totally free from it. I appreciate your prayer!
Prayer Request for student: Please pray for Mukta Khan and her mom. Mukta is my disciple. Mukta is suffering with fever now and her mom has a severe pain on her stomachs. Her mom had undergone for surgery 3 times which is causing her health problems. I need prayer for Muktas family. Thanks!
Praise the Lord! Nomita was sick with her legs now she is very well. (March 3, 2020 request)
March 3, 2020–Dear all Prayer warriors, it has been an honor to share all my prayer requests with you. Know that we always count on your prayer. I would love to share a praise point firstly which happened last couple of weeks ago. Actually my eyes got infected the middle of February. It was worse than anything I could think. I suffered with that for almost 10 days. After a long medication now I am doing good because you kept me in your prayer. Praise God!
I have another praise point! Thank you to BMW board to increase me and my husbands salary. We are ever grateful for that!
Prayer request for student: Please pray for Nomita Khan. Nomita is very active and regular student at Voroshapur. She got her legs infected with eczema. She can’t step with her legs. Nomita has 2 more sisters and one brother. Her sisters are also 2nd year students. Please keep her in your prayer.
Ministry Prayer Requests: Please pray for a group named Abiskar. Most of the youth are energetic students in this group we have. But unfortunately more than half of them are busy with nothing and not willing to study the course. Orvil is working on this issue though. I need your prayer for Abiskar group. So God will make them stronger than any other group. Thanks!
December 12, 2019–Ministry: My target is to help 40 students at Voroshapur complete their books so they can graduate this year. I have already reached 28. Please pray for the 12 students to complete their books as well. Personal: It’s been three days my health is so down. Please pray for my health.
November 14, 2019–Ranga, age 70, is a little sick because of her old age, so I shared with her about life of Jesus Christ. I shared also why Jesus came to this world. And explained to her how to pray. Then she was quiet a little. But she said that she would not go to heaven, she would go to hell, because she considered herself as a sinner. Please pray for Ranga.
November 14, 2019–After I sharing with Baishakhi Nath the Bridge Illustration, she confessed that she believes in Christ, but she doesn’t pray much. I asked her do you have any favorite verses from Bible. She said Matthew 7:7 is her favorite verse, and through this verse I believe in Christ. I talked with her family too, but her whole family also said they may go to hell. Please pray for Baishakhi so God would use Baishakhi to win her whole family.
November 8, 2019–We have a couple here in Voroshapur named Kollan Khan and his wife Ritu Mitro. Both of them are 1st year students. They are having misunderstanding in their family. They just got married more than a year ago. Please pray so God will bring peace in their family. Please pray for my student Luna Chowdhuri. She has been suffering with her eyes for a years. It’s very painful for Luna. Luna is our 2nd year student at Voroshapur.
* We have a group at Ramdebpur which is under Voroshapur. There are 16 1st year student and 1 2nd year student at Ramdebpur but we do not have any eligible leader to lead this group. Please pray so God will bring or mold someone to be a leader with great heart.
October 15, 2019--Nirjona is my college friend since 2017, but I never shared with her about Jesus. This is the first time I was able to share the Gospel and truth. At the beginning of our conversation I asked her to share her faith and she started sharing me about that. Then she asked me why we celebrate Christmas and why we take fast? So I told her about Jesus and as Jesus was born in Jerusalem and since his birth we are celebrating Christmas. I asked Nirjona why you guys take first. She said because Prophet Mohammad did and that’s the reason we do. It was a long conversation. So I asked her do you still have the evidence of Mohammad like we have about Jesus. She said we do not have any evidenc of Mohammad. So I told but we have everything about Jesus. We still have the tomb, cross, cloths of Jesus, etc. She was surprised to hear that! Afterwards I asked her do you know where you will go after death. She said she did not know. Then I shared I know I will go to heaven because the Bible says if you confess Jesus with your mouth and believe that he died for you then you will go to heaven. So the Bible gives us that surety. At the last stage of our conversation she acknowledge Jesus and told me I had a slight knowledge about your religion but now I want to know more about it. Please pray for Nirjona. I gave her tracts and said read this thoroughly, in our next meeting we will talk more.
October 13, 2019–I asked Naomi how you will go to heaven. She said by good deeds. And I shared her Ephesians 2:8-9 (for it is by grace you have been saved through faith and this is not yourselves). She was shocked hearing this. And was confused as well. I need to share with her more. Please pray for her so she will believe and be saved.
October 3, 2019–I give thanks to the Lord that He is using me through this ministry. My sister was having pain in her hand but now I give thanks to the Lord that she is healed. She got this pain while the electric fan was on. She just got pain but she could have been cut her hand by the blades of the fan or could have been in serious danger. Nothing happened like this so I give thanks for that too.
Pray for my 5 teams and there are 4 non-Christian students. Especially pray for them.
September 27, 2019–I asked Tamanna (age 23) what do you think regarding my religion. This is how we have started our conversation. So she said in your religion God has died for you but in my religion Allah did not die for us. Also she said Islam is the only way to go heaven. So then I shared though our God died for us, he rose again, and now he is alive. I believe He is alive and by his son Jesus Christ we are saved. After this conversation she said actually according to Quran we can’t go deep about God because it’s a sin. As I know you have to believe Islam to go heaven if you don’t then you will not enter heaven. Please pray for Tamanna. I will be in touch with her and share more so she may know and see our real God.
September 2, 2019–Faria (age 40) is a beautician. She does seem interested about God. I took the chance to share with her though she was busy. She asked me first what does your religion look like? What do you do? Are you getting benefit by maintaining your religion? She asked many questions. I shared with her about my religion, God and eventually I shared Jesus. After my sharing she was very curious to know about my beliefs, so in my next meeting I will share more with her.
August 18, 2019–I give thanks to God that He has recovered me from a strong fever. I was suffering from fever for a long time and even I couldn’t attend the staff meeting in the first week of August. But, now I am free from fever and joined to my work again. Pray for me as I am taking care of 50 students in Bagerhat area. My husband Orvil Nath is guiding me to help especially the girls in this area. The Christian students in this area are an enthusiastic to learn from the word of God. So, please pray for me so that I can meet their spiritual needs. One of my students named Boishakhi Nath is suffering from a disease which is getting her bed wet by peeing every day. She is 14 years old and she is very disappointed with this issue. So, please pray for her.
July 25, 2019–Please pray for me because I need more knowledge to work for His kingdom so God will give me the knowledge. I am living at Voroshapur now and taking care of the students here. We have 48 students here. Please pray so God would help me to work well at this area. Thank you!
July 25, 2019–Please offer a special prayer for my younger Aunty name (Shima). She has been suffering with fever since last week. So she will be healed in Jesus name. She does a handicrafts work. She needs your prayer so she could get benefits of her work as well. Thanks!
July 10, 2019–Five Muslim boys have shown interest in Christianity and want to visit my church. Pray that they will come and learn more about Jesus.
July 3, 2019–Please keep my Dad in your prayer. He got hurt on his hip while he was working. He needs fast recovery as he is taking care of the family. I have a praise point to share. A month ago you prayed for my Aunty. She was hospitalized for 15 days because of para-typhoid. Now she is doing very good. Thank you again.
July 3, 2019–Praise the Lord that God has blessed us in marriage. After marriage vacation, I have joined to the office last week. My ministry work become slower due to my marriage program. So, pray for me so that I can catch up with my due work as soon as possible. I am transferred to Bagerhat area to work with Orvil. Pray for me so that I can help this ministry and help my husband in this ministry.
April 17, 2019–My goal for this ministry is to make at least two disciple and take care of 50 students in this year, nurture them and prepare them for graduation. Already I am taking care of 30 students. Now I am working for making more students for Bible study group.
April 17, 2019–I am so thankful to God that He has chosen me to work for His kingdom. Pray for me as I am studying in college and beside that from this month I am working as a part-time teacher in BMW. I have finished my third-year course. I am also working hard to complete my fourth year course. Pray for me so that I can do both study and job together. Pray for my mom as she has already had strokes three times from high blood pressure. Pray as I am engaged with Orvil Nath.