I came from a Catholic family. My father was a catechist in the church. My family didn’t know anything about the Baptists. My mother is still worshiping Mary. If we ask her how she is doing, she will say, “By the blessings of Mary, I am doing fine.” When I take any problem to my mom, she gives me the rosary beads and tells me to say it three times a day and my problems will be solved. She is still wrapped up in that, but I don’t believe that way. She says, “Mary is Jesus’ mother,” but I say, “Jesus is over all.” She doesn’t take breakfast before her bath and prayers to Mother Mary. Because of this superstition, it feels like this is a Hindu family even today. If I ask, “Why do you worship a picture of Mary?” she says, “Mother Mary always saves me, always blesses me.”
I didn’t like that stuff and tried to stay away from it, but did it all (confession, communion, anointing) as a matter of course. I failed at memorizing the prayers.
I got married to a man from the Baptist church. I really liked the way they prayed and read the Bible. After my son was born and started to grow up, I became a Sunday School teacher and taught my son. Because of this I learned a lot. Now I can pray. Previously I was not able to read the Bible (with understanding), now I can.
One year the pastor was preaching about reading the Bible and I got a strong desire to read the Bible. I started to read until I came to Luke 11:10 which says, “Knock and the door will be opened for you.” It gripped me. I started to knock on the door through prayer and I really felt a change in my life. I can read the Bible and can pray in front of people. I always prayed to God that I could talk like the preachers who preach God’s Word. Now I can do that. God made me a student in BMW, and I am teaching others now.
Ministry and Personal Prayer Requests
August 31, 2021–I am blessed with 90 students. I was able to talk with 60 students in July. Please pray so that I can talk with the rest of them within September. I have a weak team in Oichar Math. The team is irregular and has fallen behind with their studies. Please pray God will work in them. There are two students in the Chorkhuli group who have thyroid problems. Their names are Shumi Mitra and Shikha. Please pray for them.
I was able to share the gospel with 3 people, distribute 10 tracts, and memorize 5 verses in July. Please pray for me so that I can share the gospel with 5 people, distribute 30 tracts and memorize 10 verses within August.
May 30, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that we are fine in health. I have a total of 130 students, and I talked with 30 students over the phone. Many students are busy during this harvesting time and most of them do not own mobile phones. I was able to share the Bridge Illustration with 2 students. Praise the Lord.
Please pray for the students. Their schools and colleges are not open yet. They are becoming lazy. Ask God to help them not get involved in any addiction or bad company. There is a Hindu team in Oicharmath. This team is very weak in the course study. Please pray for the students of this team so that God will help them to understand. This month I have a desire to go out and take classes if the corona situation gets better. I want to reach 50 students over the phone. Please pray they are willing to give me enough time to teach. I want to distribute 30 tracts, share the Bridge Illustration with 2 people and visit 10 families.
My son has lost his job because of the lockdown. Please pray for him so that God may help him to get a new job.
March 13, 2021–Please do pray for my eldest son Linkon Biswas as he is looking for a job in Dhaka city. My younger son Shuvo has started a fishing farm recently. Please pray so he will get benefit of it.
Our 3rd year student Disha Hazra is going to give birth. Please keep her health in your prayer.
After the graduation program I will make more disciples from different groups. Please pray for that.
Next month I will make more students, please keep that in your prayer.
In next month I will visit each and every team and will give the Bridge Illustration. I need your prayer for that.
February 4, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that you prayed for a student named Dipa Hazra whose child drowned in a pond and died. God has consoled her soul. She is pregnant again. Please pray for her so that God may bless her and her child in her womb.
I have a total of 84 students. I have a target to prepare all my students for graduation. I have already taken exams of 10 groups of my 12 groups. I have a plan to finish taking all exams by February. Please pray for me so that I can fulfill my goal for graduation 2021.
I have one disciple named Athene. I taught him from Luke chapter 2, last month. I have a plan to memorize all the names of Jesus within February. Please pray for Athene so that he can give me enough time to teach him. Please pray for me so that I can share the gospel with two people this month. I am weak in biblical knowledge. May God bless me with the Holy Spirit.
December 17, 2020–I have started to take final exams for every team of mine. I have a total of 86 students, and I was able to visit every team last month. Please pray for me so that I can take exams of all the teams within December.
My only disciple is Athen Halder. He is a very obedient student and does all the tasks I give to him. Right now, I am teaching him 5 assurances. He is trying to memorize the verses. I have a plan to teach him about assurances and its explanations in December. Please keep me in prayer so that I can guide him properly.
I want to memorize 5 verses and share the gospel with one non-Christian person in December. Please pray for me so that God may bless me with enough courage to talk with people.
November 10, 2020–I have a total of 84 students. I have a total of 11 groups, and I want to give thanks to the Lord that I was able to visit every group in person after a long time. I wasn’t able to visit many families last month. I want to visit more families this month if God provides me such a way. I am very glad that all of my students are pretty active and progressing in completing books. All of them will be completing their 2nd book this month. I praise the Lord for that. Hopefully I will be able to take exams from this month.
I have only one disciple named Athen Halder. He is very willing to learn the Bible and his BMW books. I teach him the lessons from the books and then he maintains his group with 10 students. His group is very far from my home and he is helping me a lot with group maintenance. I have a plan to teach him about discipleship from 2 Timothy. Please pray for me.
I wasn’t able to share the gospel with any non-Christian people last month. But I shared the Bridge Illustration with 1 student. I want to share the gospel with people from other religions this month. Keep me in prayer so that God may provide me and help me to find out.
October 15, 2020–I give thanks to the Lord that I was able to go to the students this month. Last month a corona patient was detected in our neighborhood and the whole area was locked down. I wasn’t able to go out and my students were also scared to meet me. But the patient recovered completely. I was able to contact 73 students out of my total 85 students over the phone. I was also able to visit 2 areas for a bit. Keep me in your prayers so that I may be able to contact the rest 12 students and visit other areas.
I have a desire to share the gospel with 2 people next month. Please pray for me so that God may provide me with people to share with them.
I have one disciple named Athen Halder. I discussed eternal life with him. I want to share more descriptively about this topic with him next month. Pray for him so that he can understand my teaching.
I give thanks to the Lord that my younger son’s result of his BSC engineering came out and he passed it. He has a desire to get admitted in MSC engineering now. May God bless him abundantly. My elder son started shrimp culture. Keep him in prayer so that he can get success in his business. Thanks for your prayer and blessings!
September 3, 2020–I have a total of 85 students and I was able to contact 50 students this month. I have a total of 12 groups and I could visit in person with only 5 groups. Keep me in prayer so that I can reach all of them next month.
I have shared the Bridge illustration with 4 Christian students. After my sharing, they felt the assurance of salvation in their lives. My goal is to bring the gospel to 5 unbelievers this month. Please pray for my courage and wisdom for that.
I had a discipleship class with one of my disciples and we meditated on the teaching of Jesus in Matthew chapter 7 together. Please pray for me so that I can guide her spiritually in the right path.
I want to ask you to pray for my student named Suma Baroi. She will be having tonsil surgery soon. Please pray for her so that God may heal her and I can share the good news with you who will be praying for her.
Give thanks to the Lord that we are fine in health. I have a lack of spiritual knowledge and I am trying hard for that. May God bless me.
July 28, 2020–After sharing the Bridge illustration with Suma (14, Christian), she got to know about salvation. Now she wants to go to God’s side through accepting Jesus in her life. According to Romans 6:23 through Jesus Christ we can get salvation. She accepted Jesus Christ in her life. Pray for her life so that she can grow up with Christ.
June 10, 2020–Eksmin Halder (14) is a Christian and she believes in Jesus but doesn’t know about Jesus properly. She knows through Jesus we can get salvation but doesn’t know how. I shared the Bridge illustration from Adam to Jesus and about our sin. I shared Romans 6:23 and through this verse she realized she is a sinner and through Jesus can get salvation. Now she knows about Jesus but wants to know more.
May 29, 2020–I would like to thank God I was able to keep communicating with all my students even in the lock-down situation. All my students are surrounding my house, so I can get them easily to take classes. All classes were in group. All my students are making good progress with their course materials. Please pray they will be safe from the corona virus and they would keep their enthusiasm for Bible study.
I would like to ask everyone to pray for Satabdi Dhali’s father. Satabdi Dhali is ou 4th year student and her sister Elin Dhali is our 3rd year student. Both of them are crippled. Their father Manik Dhali is a school teacher at one of the schools of Church of Bangladesh. Recently, Manik Dhali became very sick. He has pain in his chest and is unable to pass stools. His body, especially his face, has been swelling. Because of the corona lock-down they can’t go to any hospital. But Manik Dhali has one sister in Rajshahi who is a nurse. With her help, they got some advice from one doctor, and now they have started medicine according to that doctor’s advice. But sometime it is very dangerous to take medicine without proper diagnosis. So the family is really concerned about this medication. So please pray for this family.
Personal: Please pray for my older son Milton Biswas. He stays in Dhaka because he is studying and doing a job. His office is in Gajipur. He has traveled everyday from Dhaka to Gajipur. We are very worried for him right now because of the corona and for lockdown also. Please pray for my son’s safety.
April 22, 2020–Please give thanks to God that through this crisis we are having more fellowship with God. I am giving more time for prayer and Bible study and ministry as well. Even though I can’t go out for taking classes, yet I am making phone calls with my students. This month I was able to reach 95 students by phone call. This is 80% of my students. The remaining 20% are still unreached because I failed to connect with them. Pray that God will make some ways to reach them. My team leaders and volunteers are also helping me a lot. Pray for my team leaders and volunteers who have been working hard to help this ministry with me. While making calls I am trying to encourage them by sharing scripture and praying together. My students are completing their course materials in this lockdown situation. Pray for my students so that they don’t quit studying the materials and become inspired by the word of God and have closer relationships with God.
Pray for me so that I can understand the word of God more clearly as I am studying it everyday. Pray for the wisdom that I need for this ministry for guiding my students. I am from Catholic background, so I am not very expert on the Bible but I am trying hard and soul to learn the deep theology from the scripture.
February 19, 2020–Thank God that I was healthy all last year! Pray for this blessing for this year as well. Pray for my family.
Many of our young people in Bangladesh need to hear God’s word and know Him personally.
December 12, 2019–Pray for the upcoming graduation program which gonna be held in Barishal on 10th January. I am preparing my students for getting ready for graduation. All my students have finished their final exam. Pray for my volunteers so that they became more enthusiastic about helping the ministry work during the graduation season. A BMW Student named Joynal Abedin has died in the last 5th of November. He was 65 years old, was our 1st year student. He died for lunch cancer. He was Muslim converted man and converted for 4 years. Pray for his family so that God gives them peace and comfort.
November 8, 2019–A student of the first-year course, named Joynal Abedin, is sick. Especially pray for him. All of the students have completed their first two exams. They will give their final exams soon. May God help them to get prepared. I am still trying to share the gospel with my neighbors. May God help me more in improving my biblical knowledge. May all students get blessings through this BMW ministry.
August 18, 2019–One student named Shathi Hazra is very sick. Pray her complete healing. I am going to a new area to make a new group in this month. Pray for that area so that I can face no difficulties there and work properly. All of my students are very attentive in doing BMW course. Pray for their excellent performance and spiritual growth. Praise the Lord!
Target: I made a target to share the Bridge Illustration at least 4 unbelievers in this month, but I have still some weakness on scripture and talking with a complete strangers for sharing about the gospel. I feel lack of courage in me. So, please pray for me so that I can be courageous the strong to face any people with the gospel.
August 18, 2019–Please pray for my two sons for their safety and healthy as they are working at Dhaka in a business center.
July 27, 2019–I am working in BMW as a part-time teacher here and had a target of 50 students. But I have 65 students total and I’m trying to nourish them spiritually. I’m also trying to help this ministry go forward. May God show us how to stay faithful, work-friendly with my co-workers and distribute knowledge among all.
July 27, 2019-–Praise God that I had some problem in my throat and now I am fully cured by the grace of God. Thanks for your prayer.
July 1, 2019–Pray for me as I am working as a volunteer in Barishal area. I am taking care of 60 students in my village. Pray for me so that I can guide them properly and prepare them for the final exam. They are interested in Bible study. Pray for them so that this interest may continue forever. Pray for one of our students Shathi as she is sick, her blood is not developing properly. Pray for her recovery.
July 1, 2019–My husband was missing for two weeks. I lost all kinds of communication with him as he was in prison for a false case. Some people falsely accused him. Give thanks that he has come back safe and sound. I like to praise God for that. Pray for me as I am facing some troubles with my relative about our properties. Pray for us so that God may give us a good solution for that.