In this episode, Czear + Bithi Biswas share inspiring details of their service with Cru International (formerly Campus Crusades for Christ) in Dhaka, Bangledesh. In this "interview" style podcast, I ask Bithi and Czear questions pertaining to the strategies they use to share the Gospel in a country where only 0.4% of the population identifies with Christianity. In addition, they share some sweet miracle stories of heart change and belief in Christ amidst much backlash and adversity. Though this is not a “Huntsville story” — my prayer is that this DOES become a Huntsville story…a story of a community coming together to prayerfully support these people that God has lead us to.
Below is an excerpt from their Cru website: It is our great privilege to be called by God to do ministry here in Bangladesh!
My wife Paromina Bithi Biswas and I (Czear Sowmitra Biswas) are evangelists. We are doing campus ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ International. We have already witnessed God's power in so many ways as we are entered into 16th years of our ministry. God is at work in Bangladesh, and we are honored to be a small part of what He is doing.
The focus of our work is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ among college/university students. This includes sharing the Gospel to students. As you might guess, it is quite challenging to share the Gospel with students, but God is faithful. Bangladesh is a Muslim country, so our work is not easy. Most of the people here do not tolerate other religions, but God is using us to bring lost souls to Jesus Christ.
God has given us the Great Commission. Matthew 28:18-20 says, "Then Jesus Christ came to His disciples and said, 'All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the end of the age.'" Therefore, we are trying to be a small part of fulfilling the Great Commission in our homeland of Bangladesh.Student Life is helping to "Change the world by turning LOST students into CHRIST-Centered Laborers through our efforts on campus".
WINNING lost students to Christ
BUILDING them in their faith and equipping them to be multiplying disciples
SENDING them out to impact the lives of others
Jesus said to his disciples in Matthew 9:37-38, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the Harvest, therefore, to send out workers in to His harvest field." For this reason we have committed to serve the Lord in gathering His harvest here in Bangladesh.
I pray this episode blesses you as much as it has blessed me!