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Missionary from Bangladesh Speaks at William Carey University

Dr. Mark Caldwell, Dean of Cooper School of Missions and Biblical Studies, and Dr. Don Odom, Dean of the Winters School of Music, listen intently to Sandford Subash Bhowmik, a missionary from Bangladesh, as he tells about his work with the International Mission Board.

Sanford Subash Bhowmik, a graduate of Nizamuddin College in Bangladesh and Philippines Baptist Theological Seminary in Baguio City,  spoke at William Carey University recently. Bhowmik and his wife, Maryana, have served as missionaries establishing and training churches over the past 27 years.

Maryana led her husband, a former Hindu, to the Lord in 1980, and since then he has worked as an evangelical missionary in various parts of the world. In 1983, he began his missionary work as a church planter in Bangladesh; first in Gopalgonj and then in the Jessore District. In 1994, he moved to New York to serve as a pastor for the Metro New York Baptist Association. He then worked as a multi-language church planting missionary with the Baptist Convention of New York from 1999-2007.

Since 2007, the Bhowmiks have been working with the International Mission Board (IMB) in South Asia. IMB is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, claiming more than 40,000 churches with nearly 16 million members.

The couple live their life by Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” The Bhowmiks have two children, Prodip and Popy, and two grandchildren, Shiloh and Lydia.

Jones County Baptist Association Resolution in Opposition to Casino Gambling

Jones County Baptist Association Adopts Resolution in Opposition to Casino Gambling

Whereas, gambling is built on a system that appeals to personal greed, that fosters deceit, that exploits those most vulnerable and at risk, particularly children and the poor, and

Whereas, gambling violates the 10th commandment against coveting and the biblical work ethic by encouraging individuals to think they can get something for nothing, thus minimizing personal initiative and responsibility, and

Whereas, gambling contributes to family instability, to economic hardship, and to increased crime rates in communities where gambling facilities are located, and

Whereas, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians are involved in construction of a casino in Jones County.

Be it therefore resolved,  that messengers of churches affiliated with the Jones County Baptist Association, meeting at Bethlehem Baptist Church on October 4, 2010, call on its member churches to actively oppose efforts to establish casino gambling in Jones County, and

Be it further resolved, that we acknowledge the sovereign status of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and affirm our desire to see the Choctaw people prosper through any and all legitimate and honorable options to casino gambling, and

Be it finally resolved, that we offer support and cooperation to fellow Christian believers in the Bogue Homa community as we seek to work together in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Southern Baptist Churches Opposed to Casino

Bethel     Pleasant Home

Bethlehem    New Hope

County Line    Open Door

Ellisville First Baptist   Ovett First Baptist

Emmanuel    Park Haven

Fairfield    Pineview

Faith     Salem Heights

Friendship    Sandersville

Glade     Shelton

Grace     Soso First Baptist

Heritage Heights   Sumerland

Highland    Tuckers Crossing

Indian Springs    West Ellisville

Journey    Plainway

Laurel First Baptist   Myrick First Baptist

Moselle Memorial

For more information contact: Rev Cary Kimbrell 601-498-8830

or Rev John Bryant 601-580-6452