Teens for Christ®
became a reality in June 2008. After six months of training with TFC-Kenya, the Executive Director of TFC-Bangladesh returned to his country and capital city of
Dhaka, along with the Director of Operations.
Dhaka has a population of over 12 million people, making it the largest city in Bangladesh. The work continues to grow as a pastor was trained during January and February 2009 to take the work to Gopalgoni. Gopalganj is a district in the Dhaka division of Bangladesh. The district has about 1.1 million inhabitants. We praise God that there are now 26 chapters up and running in these areas, reaching almost 500 teens each week, and the entire Teens For Christ® ministry is excited as we continue taking the gospel to the teenagers of this country!
There are also 5 chapters in Savar, reaching almost 200 teens. The ministry is now reaching out into the northern part of the country, where there are six chapters established that are reaching over 500 teens every week. Altogether, there are almost 50 chapters in Bangladesh, reaching over 1300 students each week. We thank God for all that He is doing in Bangladesh! We trust Him to enable us to develop and establish chapters and turn teenagers into "fully-committed followers of Jesus Christ" for God's glory!
This ministry is also part of Teens For Christ’s efforts to team up with a ministry that has planted 800 churches within the past five years in this area of the world. It is a land of poverty where an average person makes $30 a month. Christians face serious persecution, and most have no Bible.
Bangladesh is truly a field that is “ripe unto harvest” (John 4:35)!
33.4% (male 26,364,370/female 24,859,792)
63.1% (male 49,412,903/female 47,468,013)
65 years and over:
3.5% (male 2,912,321/female 2,529,502) (2008 est.)
22.9 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
2.022% (2008 est.)
28.86 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
8 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Bengali 98%, other 2% (includes tribal groups, non-Bengali Muslims) (1998)
Muslim 83%, Hindu 16%, other 1% (1998)
Bangla (official, also known as Bengali), English
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 43.1%
female: 31.8% (2003 est.)
Source: CIA World Factbook