“We should do everything Right in the Right time to the Right people. Children are the Right people to do the Right thing Right now” – Pastor Yeob, ministry partner in Bangladesh.
Ministry Partner Focus: An Open Message from Bangladesh
Pastor Yeob’s ministry is the newest member in the PPtB partnership worldwide. We have come along side the Lord’s vision through his ministry to help the poorest children in Bangladesh.
To simply meet this man is a true experience in the gentle ways of human nature. To watch his spirit come alive as he talks about helping children will leave you inspired to elevate your own compassion by offering your heart in support.
In the communities of Telipara and Rajashan, Pastor Yeob and his ministry team have active tutorial centers educating poor, children with a vision to teach the Word of God, in acceptance of Christ as Saviour, to a community dominated by the Hindu and Muslim way of life.
Pastor Yeob’s Talks From the Heart
“In my early days of life I lost my parents and was sent to an orphanage by an Australian missionary couple. From time spent in the orphanage I came to know Jesus Christ and was baptized when I was only 12 years of age. I thank God for being an orphan in that time, it led me to Jesus, and set a path for my life I would discover at a later time was ordained of God.
I began dreaming during my time in the orphanage that I would serve God in my lifetime and would share His Good News to my people in Bangladesh. My vision was, and still is, doing something for the destitute people – especially for the children.
As I grew, the desire and my vision only grew stronger. I thank God for giving me opportunity to study His Word in Singapore Bible College. After my graduation I went back to Bangladesh to start outreach ministry. In 2010, we started two tutorial programs in two areas for the destitute children; one in a Muslim populated area and the other one in Hindu populated regions. I can only provide them primary education, but as the Lord wills, He will increase our ability to help older children as well.”
Extending the Kingdom of God through Tragedy
“December 16, 2010 was a most memorable day in my life. I was traveling with a dear brother in Christ as we were going to see works among the Muslims in other districts. On the way we experienced a massive road accident. A crowded bus collided head-on with our microbus. The collision thrashed the right half of our vehicle. Our driver only survived for two hours. My face was broken badly. I lay unconscious. By God’s grace I somehow survived but not without visible physical changes. The original shape of my face was changed completely. Nobody could recognize me.
As I lay in the hospital, close to death at times, nobody thought that I would come back, or live a normal life again. But after only 20 days, and much prayer by devoted friends and family, my life was preserved, and I know only for the purposes of God. After plastic surgery I got a new face and the Lord gave me an extension of life – one I was now to completely devote to the work He has for me.
After my accident an elderly person I know asked me whether I am still interested in Kingdom ministry. I explained to him, that through this accident, God has opened my eyes and preserved my life for extending His Kingdom in Bangladesh. Now my life is fully immersed in outreach ministry among the Hindus and Muslims. At the same time I am running the two tutorial programs for the neediest children.”
Passing the Bread to Bangladesh
Pastor Yeob continues. “Because resources are minimal and Bangladesh a very poor country, I have been praying for a long time how I can feed the children we teach, as they don’t get food every day at home. God answered my prayer by sending Please Pass the Bread to my place in February this year. We are now providing 85 children in two areas with food. If God provides, in near future we will give them more meals during the week. This program has already created positive impact in the communities.
We are in a very sensitive area in regards to the Hindu and Muslim religious boundaries. Most of the children are living in homes where these influences are a way of life. Our priority is to offer these children spiritual food and religious education, in tenderness, and as the Lord directs. We don’t want to put the children in danger, but open a door for the whole family to come to the saving knowledge of Christ.
Providing them with food first and giving primary education is the symbol of our Christian love and responsibility towards the children we serve. As we show the love of Jesus through service, we will open their hearts to accept the salvation of Jesus.”
It Can’t Be Said Any Better
Pastor Yeob expresses his heart with a spiritual awareness that can only come from the wisdom of God. King Solomon says in Proverbs 22:6: ‘Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.’ This is the verse that encouraged me to help, feed and educate the destitute children. If we are diligent to perform what the Lord has called us to do, who knows how many of these children we help will become great leaders in the churches as well in their communities?
Thank you for joining the Lord’s work here. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the people who are generously supporting this program in Bangladesh. I believe you are enjoying your life by receiving God’s grace constantly from your offering in generosity. Thank you for making a difference for our children. We are praying for you also.”
In His Vineyard,
Pastor Yeob Biswas