Bangladesh is home to 160 million people. In a land where 89% of people worship Allah and another 10% venerate the Hindu pantheon, the gospel need is imposing.
But God is at work.
Earlier this year, CampsAbroad worked with Pastor Joseph to run this first-ever week of camp in his homeland. Now we're going back. By God's grace, this camp will serve teenagers for many years to come.
In March, 450 young people got to attend camp for the first time. Hardly any of the counselors had grown up in church, but there they were—young adults sharing the hope of the gospel with Bangladesh’s up-and-coming generation. To call these young people “the next generation” there is a bit of a misnomer, since half the population is 25 or younger. These teenagers have an amazing opportunity to be a light in their country.
Limited facilities and soaring temperatures threatened to hinder the outsized camp, but the teens had a great time and are excited for the next camp. More importantly, lives have been changed. Dozens of teens responded to the gospel invitation.
Local believers are following up with the young people who have given their lives to Jesus, and the churches are seeing them baptized and connected with the local church. It sounds a lot like the Great Commission in action. The opportunities for this work continue, and we invite you to be a part of it.
Soon there will be a new group of teenagers arriving for camp somewhere among the sprawling deltas of Bangladesh. With God’s help, His Word will be preached, friendships will form, and lives will be forever changed.
Camp doesn’t happen without a lot of help. There are the obvious helpers: counselors and other workers. But some of the most important helpers never appear on site. Camp costs, and it is the countless generous donors who make it possible for a start-up camp in Bangladesh to share God’s Word with hundreds of teenagers.
By American standards, this camp is inexpensive (a little over $25 per camper), but it still needs help getting off the ground. By packing a lunch of leftovers instead of eating out a couple of times, you could pay for a young person to go to camp. It's a great opportunity to make a difference for a teenager in Bangladesh.
Would you take a moment to ask God whether He would have you give for these young people?
Please pray with us that God will do a work in the hearts of young people this November.
There are no updates for the project yet.
CampsAbroad exists to help ministries around the world establish camp programs that glorify God, build up believers, and reach people for Christ. We provide training and assistance to help national ministry leaders lay the foundations for effective camping ministries. Our involvement in each camp is temporary (we aren’t involved with the long-term operation of any camp) and we don’t financially support any camp, though we do provide training free of charge.