For months now the poorest people have been unable to work — many are going hungry — pastors in northern India shared what they had with their impoverished congregations and now find themselves, and their families, on the edge of starvation!
Your Christmas gift for Jannatul Naim changed his life — and eternity! He was struggling for survival in an impoverished slum of Dhaka in Bangladesh. His country is 90% Muslim, and he came from a Muslim family. But there was little time for religion as his mother desperately tried to provide for her children on her own — Naim’s dad had left long ago.
They don’t learn about the Savior multiplying the loaves and fishes — there’s no singing of “Jesus loves the little children” … Instead as they’re growing up, they learn about tales of angry spirits and witches! Most children in Nepal are Hindus — but a strong strain of ancient animistic religion has become syncretized with their Hinduism and infuses tales of hungry ghosts that bring destruction.