CCTB (College of Christian Theology Bangladesh) is the largest and oldest theological college in Bangladesh. It celebrated its Golden Jubilee last year (1968-2018). This year Wailes Rangsa was appointed as the new Principal. This is really exciting for the College because he is our first ‘home grown’ principal. He was a former student at the College and then became a teacher. We saw great potential in him to go on to do further studies and in 2012 he was supported by BMF NZ to study in the Philippines.
CCTB has currently 1200 students who study the Bible in small groups all around Bangladesh. They are able to stay in their home towns and villages and keep their job. Then they can apply what they learn straight away in their local churches and neighbourhoods. Many of these courses have been written by NZBMS workers like John Garwood, Margaret Motion and Richard Smith.
Please pray for God to use the students to strengthen their churches and reach out to their neighbours.