DHAKA, Bangladesh (BP)--In the hours before Cyclone Sidr reached the coastal areas of Bangladesh, Southern Baptists and other Christians began praying -– aware that the Category 4 storm potentially could usher hundreds of thousands into an eternity without Jesus.
"Our prayer before the storm hit was that God would have mercy on the people of the country," said Susan Galvin*, who serves among Bangladesh's tribal people groups. "The note I sent to prayer partners was to pray for the millions who live in bamboo and tin homes."
Galvin said she is thankful to God "for protecting the millions living on the coastline. I truly believe God protected the masses in Bangladesh from certain death because He has a plan for their lives.
"And I believe part of that plan involves 2 Peter 3:9. He doesn't want 'anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.' The real need is for the Gospel to be shared with the millions of this country who still have not heard the truth -– those who have been spared." Read More