TEN CHRISTIAN PASTORS IN BANGLADESH RECEIVE DEATH THREATS
Ten Christian pastors in the Rangpur district of northern Bangladesh received death threats on Nov. 25. The anonymous letter was sent to the leader of the Bangladesh Baptist Church Sangha (BBCS) in Rangpur, Rev. Barnobas Hembrom, and nine other pastors in the district.
The letter reads: “Those who are preaching Christianity in Bangladesh must leave this world one by one.”
The local police were informed immediately and are giving protection to the Baptist church.
Please pray for:
· Rev. Barnobas Hembrom and for the other pastors’ safety and protection from God. Pray that they are able to step out carefully and continue to do God’s work with godly wisdom, power and courage
· The current situation of Bangladesh as many reports of terrorism against Christians are taking place in several parts of the countries. Many of the incidents are not publicized out of fear of worsening the situation
· That God may overcome the evil intentions of the Islamic fundamentalists and set their minds upon Him.
Bangladesh is approximately 89 percent Muslim and 0.66 percent Christian (1.2 million). The country is ranked #43 on the Open Doors’ World Watch List (www.worldwatchlist.us) of the 50 worst persecutors of Christians.
Compiled by Jerry Dykstra. For media inquiries, contact Christine Cape at 404-545-0085 or Christy Lynn Wilson at 770-401-9842.