In 2011 the Christians in Bangladesh came together forming a ‘Forum for Unity’. This Forum resulted in the establishment of our local partner organization, and has adopted the media project as a positive approach in proclaiming the Gospel.
Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries, with more than 166 million inhabitants. 85 of the population is under the age of 24. It is the fourth largest Muslim country in the world. Nearly 90% of the population is Muslim, 8% Hindu and less than 1% is Christian.
Since November 2014, our partner organization has succeeded in obtaining airtime for social Christian programs.
Bangladeshis are allured by television. According to a recent survey in Bangladesh (Nielsen) 70% of the population has access to TV, the most popular medium. This means that millions of people in Bangladesh are being reached with the life changing message of the Gospel. Explicit evangelism is not possible in Bangladesh at this time, but every episode contains a Bible verse or conveys Biblical values. At the end of each program contact information is provided, giving viewers the opportunity to respond to the program. Follow-up is given by a counselor who may pray with viewers and/or refer them to a local church.
This is an exceptionally unique opportunity and a remarkable answer to prayer! The programs are now broadcasted weekly on prime-time Friday evening on NTV, the best watched national drama channel in Bangladesh.
Problems in Bangladesh
Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world. Many people live in great poverty. Because of corruption and impotence, little changes to this situation. In Bangladesh, less than 1% of the population is Christian.
Thanks to our partner organization, we have broadcast time on a national, much-watched drama channel. On primetime we broadcast a Christian drama series here.
Our local partner is responsible for the production of programs. The media team works together with local producers, camera technicians, actors, editors and a television station. Volunteers from the joint churches take care of the aftercare activities.
Only 1 percent of the population is Christian, but our programs attract many viewers every week. We broadcast the Christian drama series in Bangladesh. Each episode is about important social themes that we connect to the message of God.
54 new episodes are produced for the drama series. Annually we will broadcast these episodes on the national channel and internet. We broadcast special themed productions around holidays. We will also continue with aftercare activities, the use of social media and the further development of the website.
We also need your support!
3xM wants to make more television broadcasts to reach more people, so more people are going to believe. To be able to do our work, we are completely dependent on Donations.
3xM program Bangladesh – Jolshano Sopno
Here you can find a brief impression of our programs: Program summary over Acid Atacks
3xM program Bangladesh – Gambling at tea stall
Program summary from Bangladesh
3xM program Bangladesh – Nelson Mondol
The making of programs in Bangladesh
LET YOUR HEART SPEAK!
3xM reaches people in countries where the word of God does not or hardly penetrates. With our television programs, we spread God’s message of love and hope. We do this in the native language and culture of the inhabitants of the country. For this we work with local partner organizations and churches.