FISH POND RESTORATION

—walking alongside the local church in Bangladesh—

Summary

The Church of God Lumdonbok Mission Station in Bangladesh loves the world around them by caring for both spiritual and physical needs. Located in a remote, underprivileged community, the Lumdonbok mission must find creative ways to both support church ministries and transform the surrounding community. One way they do this is by encouraging unique small business opportunities.

Cost

Phase one cost is $14,000

Project # 42.40311

Summary

The Church of God Lumdonbok Mission Station in Bangladesh loves the world around them by caring for both spiritual and physical needs. Located in a remote, underprivileged community, the Lumdonbok mission must find creative ways to both support church ministries and transform the surrounding community. One way they do this is by encouraging unique small business opportunities.

Cost

Phase one cost is $14,000

Project # 42.40311

BACKGROUND

The Church of God Lumdonbok Mission Station in Bangladesh loves the world around them by caring for both spiritual and physical needs. Located in a remote, underprivileged community, the Lumdonbok mission must find creative ways to both support church ministries and transform the surrounding community. One way they do this is by encouraging unique small business opportunities. .

Vision

The Fish Pond Restoration Project will revitalize pre-existing ponds at the Lumdonbok Mission to create three income generating fisheries. Retaining walls and drain facilities will also be constructed to protect the ponds from the consequences of flooding during future rainy seasons.

STRATEGY

These fisheries will provide employment opportunities for members of the church and community. The revenue from this project will also help to pay the salaries of Church pastors and leaders and ultimately help make the Lumdonbok Mission financially self-sufficient.

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“The Church believers are generally underprivileged, poor, low income, uneducated and living in remote areas. Many pastors are not paid a regular salary due to the congregation lacking regular incomes. Incoming generating activities are an urging issue for us.””

Mrs. Lovely Suchiang
General Secretary, Church of God Lumdonbok

The Church of God in Bangladesh

The Church of God Bangladesh began in 1918, and the CHOG in Sylhet (the northeast region of Bangladesh where Lumdonbok Mission is located) began in 1960.

All of Bangladesh:

  • 84 churches
  • 6,000 believers

Sylhet Region:

  • 12 churches
  • 800 believers

“This project will transform the life of the church and community around.”

Mrs. Lovely Suchiang
General Secretary, Church of God Lumdonbok

Partnering to Make a Difference

The Cost

This project will be completed in three sequential phases. Each phase will complete the revitalization, security, and flood mitigation for one of the three ponds. Fundraising for phases two and three of the project are contingent on the success of phase one.

The local church and community will also provide financial resources and volunteer labor services in each of the three phases.

Future Plans

The Church of God Lumdonbok leadership and council committee has indicated that income generating projects are a huge opportunity to support the sustainability and wellbeing of the local church at this time. The Fish Pond Restoration Project is one opportunity to carry out this vision of the church in Bangladesh.

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Evaluation

“The whole committee has agreed and promised to support the project as much as possible.”

Mrs. Lovely Suchiang
General Secretary, Church of God Lumdonbok

MINISTRIES IN BANGLADESH

On top of the fish pond revitalization project, the Church of God in Bangladesh is committed to other ministries as well. Here are just a few of those ministries!

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Safe Drinking Water – Sylhet

Water contamination and limited access of “safe water” are an alarming public problem in Bangladesh. In response to the current problem, about 90% of the underground water is being used in the country. Still nearly 60% of the population in Bangladesh does not have access to safe drinking water. This project provided funding to build bore hole water wells in three different villages and a deeper water well in a fourth village all in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh.

Invest in a Village – Lalmonirhat

Reach an entire rural village for Christ by investing, over three years in a Faith Center building. Funds will also aid in children’s ministry, water well, secure toilets and bathing facilities, electric-powered rickshaw, and pastor and pastoral training.

The Lalmonirhat Mission Administrative Council, under the leadership of Tapan and Shikha Borman, have made the decision that now is the time to establish an English medium primary school with an international curriculum on the mission compound.

In the Asia and Pacific region, the regional coordinators are using small business training seminars to help pastors and lay leaders develop personal income. The project teaches ethical business practices, accounting, and planning to help leaders run a successful business. At the end of the course, the project also makes small microloans available to the most promising young entrepreneurs.

Will you join Global Strategy and offer hope to the community in Lumdonbok?

Ways to make a difference

  • Online—Visit this link.
  • Check—Make checks payable to “Church of God Ministries” and specify “Fish Pond Restoration - 42.40311” in the memo line.

For more information, contact Global Strategy Projects at 800.848.2464 or GSProjects@chog.org.

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