BANGLADESH (BP) -- When Geri Hennerman* began serving in Bangladesh nearly 10 years ago, she didn't anticipate being constantly overwhelmed by poverty and needs.
Each day she saw women and children begging on the street, families living in poverty in the slums and Bangladeshi friends struggling with finances.
"It's day by day, sometimes five or six times a day," Geri says. "... It's not just people you're seeing on the street. It's people knocking on your door, coming in your home. So it's not something that you can really get away from unless you just don't deal with people at all, ever."
Dealing with people is exactly what Texans Geri and her husband Mickey* want to do -- they're Christian workers who strive to be Jesus' heart, hands and voice to Bangladeshi people.
Even if they wanted to, getting away from people isn't easy in Bangladesh. The country is the fifth most densely populated in the world. Roughly the size of the state of Arkansas, Bangladesh contains more than half of the population of the entire United States. Eighty-four percent of the population lives on less than $2 a day, and an estimated 7 million people live in slums.
"I have a soft spot and I really want to help," Geri says. "... Somebody has their hand out, I want to give." Read More