Bangladesh is home to the eighth-largest population on the planet; it has the equivalent of 50% of the US population crammed into a space the size of Iowa…and much of that area is crisscrossed by 800 rivers and tributaries. Ironically, in a country of so much water, about 20% of its homes are without clean drinking water.
Nearly 90% of Bangladeshis are Muslim, and the remaining 10% are almost all Hindus. Yet a thirst for spiritual truth is as strong as the thirst for sanitary water here, and people are open to learning about Jesus. In this fertile environment, FMI supports pastors and interns, and has provided scholarships and university-level theological courses for the training of future church planters and teachers.