Kids don’t immediately come to mind when you think about believers being persecuted for their faith. But Pastor William says when a Muslim comes to Christ in Bangladesh, it affects the whole family.
“From their childhood, they are experiencing the persecution. They cannot go to the school because now they are Christian,” Pastor William says.
“They don’t have any friends. They don’t have anyone to share [what] they are going through.”
Bullying is not exclusive to the Western hemisphere.
“Names are very important (in Bangladesh). A young kid[’s] name is Mohammed, and everyone [in the Muslim community ridicules him] saying, ‘you’re using Mohammed, but you’re a Christian. How funny is that?’” Pastor William describes as one example.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth