Bangladesh Video Download Page
04 Aug 2011
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environment, and their culture as well as how you can become involved in
reaching the peoples of Bangladesh for Christ. A brief summary of
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Living on the Edge
Filmed November 2003
Bangladesh is a country of
riches and of poverty; a country where 85% are
Muslim and 14 % are Hindu with Islam the official state religion.
A country with friendly
people who must struggle to survive and, a country that has nearly
exhausted its room to grow. A country with an literacy rate
of nearly 50% and a country riddled with corruption.
Bangladesh is a country living on
A country in desperate need of the
saving Grace of Jesus Christ.
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Bangladesh: The Country
Sights and Sounds of Bangladesh 3:23;
Bangladesh, with 130 million people, is one of the most
densely populated countries in the world. On the average, there
are nearly 2200 people per square mile. The city streets are
always crowded. The river ways are a constant motion of people and
produce. The markets are full of buyers and sellers. Farmers
produce two or three crops each year. Schools are overflowing.
And, the population of the country continues to increase.
Dhaka, the capital of
Bangladesh, has 10 million people; thousands of busses of all
shapes, sizes, and ages; tens of thousands of baby taxis; 600,000
rickshaws; and, a few cows.
Khulna is an easy place to visit; a place where you can
quickly become immersed in the culture of the country. It is a
city that is overflowing with friendly people who would like for
you to come. Won’t you go and share your life with them?
The city’s court building, which dates from the British Raj, is
still in use today and is the most impressive building in town.
Buildings, however, are not the attraction in Jessore. It is the
people, their method of transportation,
their food, their work, and their lifestyle that makes Jessore a
must see place when visiting Bangladesh.
Chittagong is a large, diverse, and progressive city. It is
also the gateway to the district known as the Chittagong
Hill Tracts. A visit to Chittagong, as well as to the Hill Tracts,
is a visit to a culture that cannot be experienced in Western
Chittagong to Bandarban 5:56
In Bandarban, like the rest of Bangladesh, the winds of
uncertainty are all around. Will this future generation follow
their forefathers and just survive or will they soar to new
heights seldom known by a people that have endured much hardship
Bangladesh: The People
The Bricks of Bangladesh 3:50
In Bangladesh, work is hard, the hours are long, and
the pay is low. Yet, it is through small enterprises such as
making bricks that the country is able to support its 130 million
people. Come and visit Bangladesh! You can see for yourself what
hard workers we have in our country. They are the bricks that the
country is built on. They are the bricks of Bangladesh.
Men Wear Skirts – Women Wear Pants 2:38
The clothes worn by many of the Bangladesh
people seem strange to the Western visitor. The skirt-like garment
called a lungee is worn by many of the men while many women
wear a pants-like garment called a Shaliwa Khameese. This
type of attire is common in many countries in South Asia, the
Mideast and in West Africa.
The Food for All 5:16
The primary food for family and for guests is rice.
Rice cooked with meat, a
vegetable, or alone is eaten at every meal if the family can
afford it. Rice as a peace offering is set before Hindu gods and
goddesses. Rice is Bangladesh’s main crop.
The One Burner Stove 6:10
The routine of preparing meals is a
demanding and time-consuming task. The entire meal is cooked on
the one burner stove. The most common stove is molded by hand out
of clay. Each item is cooked in sequence with rice the last to be
put on the stove. Women work hard at preparing meals and do their
kitchen work in a squatting position.
The Hand Loom 2:48
Weaving on a
handloom is an important source of income for some of the rural
villages in Bangladesh. The equipment is primitive and slow; yet,
the women are very productive. Weaving demands practice, patience,
and skill as well as outstanding eye, hand and foot coordination.
The process of spinning, dying, and weaving for lungees, saris,
and towels are all done in the same village.
God is Moving Throughout Bangladesh 8:17
Evangelical Christianity is growing. In
the past ten years, over 500 new
churches have been established. These churches are small but the
committed believers rejoice as members of the family of God.
Do You like Bangladesh? 11:58
What will you say? What would Jesus say? You have the opportunity
to become involved in what God is doing. Will you know how to
answer when you step out on mission with God in this far away
Beyond Daily Survival 10:06
The people are willing and eager to do their part. But,
additional resources are required that will allow the people to
go beyond survival, to do more than just survive from day to
Empty Devotion – The Hindus 10:21
Hindus are taught that, if they are good, someday there is
the possibility of being reincarnated as a higher-class person and
ultimately reaching the peace and tranquility of the highest level
of heaven. Hindus consider the temples as buildings dedicated to
one or more of the 330 million gods. The Hindus, 12 million in
all, feel oppressed and set aside since they represent only about
14% of the population of the country.
The Tribals of Bangladesh 6:21
They can be found deep in the jungles, along steep,
mountain slopes and at the river’s edge. They are all but lost and
forgotten to those living in the busy crowded cities. More than 30
different tribal groups live in the hills between Southeast
Bangladesh and Northeast India. The Chittagong Hill Tracts is the
home of these tribal people.
Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh 4:55
There are about 30 different tribes in
Bangladesh. Buddhism, Hinduism, and animism bind the people and
keep them in darkness. There are several tribes we’re working
among and God is doing a great work. There are many ways Christian
brothers and sisters in the U.S. can help us reach all of the
tribes for Christ. The most important is prayer. God opens doors
through prayer. You can come for a visit. There are many
opportunities for short-term volunteers. Come and be involved in
our ministry with the tribal people!
Mt. Sinai is in Bangladesh 9:16
Sinai Para is only one of hundreds of remote villages in
the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. Mt. Sinai was a place
where the Israelites met God. The people of Sinai Para have also
met God. Pray that all the surrounding villages in the hills of
Bangladesh will also come to know and worship the one, true God.
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