courtesy Adventist News Network
Adventist leaders in the predominantly Muslim country of Bangladesh are looking back on 2017 with gratitude to God for His leading in their community work this year.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and other non-profit groups have diligently responded to the plight of the more than 600,000 Royhinga refugees who have entered the country since August 2017.
Adventists have also continued to assist to those affected by the devastating flooding experienced in the country this year. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “severe floods in 2017 have affected at least 8 million people, causing deaths and injuries, loss of livestock and food supplies, and damage to housing and infrastructure.”
Notably this past year, Adventist leaders at the Bangladesh Adventist Union Mission (BAUM), in the capital city of Dhaka, have intentionally focused on departmental-wide, as well as individual, community involvement. This means reaching people wherever they may be – in the streets, floodwaters, homes, schools and villages, and even in transit.