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SOM Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the highest populations and poorest nations on earth. SOM-USA has supported Bangladeshi Christian leadership with assistance of distribution of tens of thousands of Bibles and Christian materials since 2008.

In 2017, a faithful Bangladeshi Christian leader established SOM-Bangladesh. In 2019, they started their first Church Planting School and Sewing Discipleship School to empower the leadership and multiplication of the Church at Risk in the region.


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Meet the Director of SOM – Bangladesh

  • His lineage is from the minority Hindu background.
  • He has been a champion of organizing teams to distribute gospel materials to the largest gatherings of Muslims in the world.
  • Over his life-time of ministry, it is estimated that he has distributed more than one million gospel materials to Bangladeshis.
  • He was put into jail for his witness of Christ, but continues to courageously reach the lost in Bangladesh.
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Latest News from SOM Bangladesh

Bangladesh Outreach Faces Threats and Arrests

In the middle of January, two million Muslims gathered for the Bishwa Ijtema, one of the largest Muslim festivals in the world. Their focus was on prayer, unity, and the reciting of the Quran. The SOM Bangladesh team of witnesses courageously stepped out to share the love and mercy of Jesus Christ. The SOM Bangladesh Director has a huge heart for the people and reports, "We want to see more people come to Jesus." The team's focus during the event was the distribution of the New Testament, Christian tracts, and Christian literature so many listeners could hear and believe the

Church Planters in Remote Tribal Areas in Bangladesh Overcome Obstacles

Few nations present as many obstacles to sharing the Gospel as Bangladesh. For example, getting to the remote tribal areas in Bangladesh require traveling through long, winding, rough roads. Additionally, news of flooding and death in the lowlands is so common that it rarely affects people. Even this week, when writing this article, there are many reports across international news of death and destruction from flooding. Nevertheless, SOM Bangladesh workers forge ahead with courageous faith, completing their sixth class of church planters. In six different schools around the country, the leadership network continues to reach out and share Christ by

Bold Leadership of Christians in Bangladesh

Leading Like Christ Series By David Witt   Leadership of Christians in Bangladesh The SOM International Director of Bangladesh is a hidden jewel in Asia. He turns fifty-six this year—my younger brother by one and half years and has over thirty years of faithful kingdom service in one of the most unreached and impoverished nations on earth. This article in the Leading Like Christ series, featuring SOM International Global Directors, focuses on our brother in Bangladesh. Challenges and Opportunities for Christians in Bangladesh Bangladesh is the densest population on earth, which leads to transportation being one of the extreme hazards of

Bangladeshi Seamstress Expresses Great Joy and Thanksgiving

Touched by Jesus and the Power of the Gospel I was born into a Roman Catholic family, but I didn't know Jesus as my Savior. My husband is a church planter graduate from SOM Bangladesh.  In April 2020, my husband explained to me how I could learn about Jesus as my Savior. He also discussed that I am a sinner, and Jesus has taken my sin by dying on the cross for me.  He shared how, without Jesus, I can't go to heaven, but the gift of God is eternal life. Then I received Jesus Christ as my Savior; I

God’s Goats in Bangladesh Gain Ground

Often, the Image of the Goat Gets a Bad Rap If a player causes their team to lose a game, he is considered the “goat.” Jesus divides the sheep, and the goats in Matthew 25, referencing goats as evildoers. Why Use a Good Goat? To the church planting network in Bangladesh, the new gang of goats acquired has been a significant boost in more ways than one. In Leviticus 16:20-22, the Lord instructs Moses and Aaron to gather the “scapegoat” – a foreshadowing of Christ Himself—and confess the sins and iniquities of Israel over the head. Sent away was the

Sewing Discipleship Ministry Expanding in Bangladesh

Sewing Ministry is Growing In what has already been effective in India, the Sewing Discipleship ministry is now getting more established in Bangladesh. The women from six Lighthouse schools who completed training in June are taking the gospel into remote tribal areas. The women are equipped with the Word of God. They share love, the power, and the mercy of Jesus Christ to many hurting people. We recently received these pictures from the Sewing Ministry in Bangladesh.    


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