World Mission builds a school for Mru in Bangladesh
Bangladesh (MNN) — In rural Bangladesh, human traffickers have started preying on isolated populations. Mru. While the parents train in the hills during the day, the children disappear from the villages.
Local Global mission partners visited the Mru, says Greg Kelley. “We asked them, ‘What do you need? What would be useful? And they said, ‘We want to have some kind of training, a school, for our children, where they could be safe so that we could go to work during the day.’ »
The Mru have no written language. In fact, orality is integrated into their belief system. According to traditional belief, the great spirit gave all people written languages and rules on how to live. But an evil animal intervened, eating the rules meant for the Mru.
Officially, most Mru have been classified as Buddhists. However, many Mru beliefs and practices lack Buddhist influence.
Kelley says many of the Mru have kissed Jesus. “They were so grateful for what we did in helping their children that the parents are now getting to know Jesus. We have heard recently, within the last two months, that three new church plants have started.
“They receive the Treasure in their language, they listen to it with their ears, they hear the Gospel.”
The Treasure is World Mission’s solar-powered audio Bible.
Kelley says Mru churches are started and run by Mru people, not outsiders. Ask God to strengthen them. “The first generation church that was planted, the disciples came out. They share Jesus with others who are planning other churches. So it’s just a beautiful thing that God is doing right now.
The header photo shows a Mru boy. (Photo provided by Astrothomas, CC BY 3.0