In the vibrant country of Bangladesh of 170 million people, we are working to help disciple makers and church planters use business to make disciples and extend the reach of the gospel. This project is done in collaboration with partner organisation 3xM. Together with our organisation in Bangladesh we work among Hindus and the largest Muslim unreached people group in the world, the Shaikh community (134 million).
In 2023 we successfully trained 54 pastors, church planters and disciple makers from all over Bangladesh in Pioneer Business Planting, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to make a positive and sustainable impact in their communities. On a regular basis we are coaching the participants in starting their businesses.
Collectively these people have established more than 40 churches, providing a sense of community and spiritual support to those we serve. However, there is much work yet to be done, as the capital Dhaka alone houses 311 distinct people groups, out of which 289 remain unreached, accounting for a staggering 92.9% of the population. The percentage of Christian adherents in the area is currently at 0.37%, emphasizing the need for continued dedication and outreach.
We remain steadfast in our mission, driven by the belief that every life transformed brings us closer to a more inclusive, compassionate, and spiritually enriched community in Bangladesh. With the unwavering support of our partners and the unyielding dedication of our team, we forge ahead, seeking to bridge the gap and bring hope to the lives of those who have not yet been reached. Together, we strive to make a lasting impact, one that will resonate through generations to come.
Our goals and objectives include an exceptional initiative that harmoniously combines business development and spiritual growth to make a profound impact on lives and communities. This transformative project empowers individuals with entrepreneurial skills and spiritual values, revolving around a church-planting mission.
- Train 50 people in starting businesses alongside their church planting efforts in one location
- Coach 8-10 people to write business plans and start a business
- Start 10-12 small businesses
- Raise up 5 trainers/coaches