Rana LaraBurden in OUR hearts: For the good there are better things. But for the least there is only one hope, “The Lord”. God created opportunities for me to learn and help to continue to share ideas everyday with many on how to accept the surroundings and work towards the hope that is abundant in the Lord. God graced me to stoop for the youth so that they can step up in life. Over the years God allowed me to explore with the youth to look more to within and the word of God for strength, to be rational and going back to roots with a vision to set the ladder of life on the right wall at the set off. God made me compassionate and burdened my heart to see the progress of the youth in Bangladesh to be professionally developed and spiritually sound. I usually work with the YOUTH then work for the YOUTH.  God blessed me to take the blessings to many who took the challenges and developed their lives spiritually and professionally.

Vision; To raise more professional young people in and for Bangladesh, who are spiritually strong and who will raise themselves and others for HIS glory to widen HIS kingdom and take the blessings of the gospel through their profession to the ones who are unknown to the love of the Lord.

2016

January 30: Workshop with DEV PRO: DevPro is an initiative by few Change makers in Bangladesh, who works among the youth.  They usually provide strategical help to the learners and also to the young entry level youth Devpro2on how to develop themselves in the Development Sectors-Bangladesh. Also invest time and energy on guiding them on how they should be going in their professional journey of learning and earning. They have called me to speak to this youth group on the HR Perspective. I spoke on why their CV gets rejected in the first place also touched on how to ensure and what to do to be selected for their jobs and reach to the ladder of carrier and make changes in the lives of others. 

February – 12: HRIS – Human Resource Information System- Trained 15 more HR people from reputed Organization (NGO + Corporate on HRIS and use of it.  It was a nice session. As Bangladesh is going to be Digital by 2021 or before, this is a need for all HR Practitioners, irrespective of the size of the organization.  This is no more luxury but a necessity for any organization in Bangladesh. If we avoid having this system in our organization, we may not get any business deal in near future.  I take this opportunity to thank God that I am being used in a small way to the change of Bangladesh.   

March – 11 & 12 - Haggai Institute Bangladesh, organized a National Seminar on March 8 – 12 at CBCB.  38 participants from various walks of life, attended this seminar to enhance their leadership skills in strengthening self and proclamation of faith in wider way.  God allowed me to share my learning and experience through a session “Communicating Gospel to Next Generation”.  We shared on why Next Generation is important and how in the era of technology communicating the gospel in a simple way.  It was an eye opening to many when we shared the basic attitude of Generation Next and how we as adults modify ourselves to have them learn from us.  We also shared that it is not the institution on whom we can solely depend on for the transformation of youth instead it is the family who will build the anchor of faith and grow from there.  We all disagreed on many matters agreeably but all came to one conclusion that Family is very important for the generation to learn and grow.  We need to look into our families first.  During the session many shared that, they have started family time of prayer.  God bless each of those 38 persons who came for the session and their families to live better to raise this nation Bangladesh for HIS glory. 

March 18:  Pre-Independence Day celebration at Excite Youth Center (EYC), the place was joyful with more than 70 young people with friends to celebrate the pre-independence day celebration in colorful dresses.  ThereEYC was songs, poems, dance and also sharing on “Freedom”. Youth really does not like to be limited but always willing to take challenges and explore in hundreds of ways.  God allowed me to share, if we need to have freedom, how we can have God in-front of us from all Financial issues to life’s interests, from building relationship to scheduling our time for everything and also the presence of God at times of our trials and troubles.  If we need to change, how we can learn to stop doing things those are not necessary for us and do what is required to give us freedom. Continue to pray for the young people of this nation so that each one of these youth can stand for justice and take Bangladesh to a higher heights in the world.  God be with each one of them and also with EYC to touch many souls for Bangladesh.  

March 19:  Got another opportunity to speak on Human Resource Information System and also Learning & Development areas on a session.  This is almost dream coming true to see many young HR professionals from various organizations are coming to learn and bring immense change in the HR field in Bangladesh.  I believe and trust these young ones will bring change in the corporate sector as well as in the non-profit sectors, these young ones will do great.  We will see change sooner than we are expecting.  May God grants HIS wisdom to bring change in the mind of the business people and development sectors leaders in Bangladesh.  Bangladesh is a country with much hope to make a mark in the world in hundreds of ways.  God bless Bangladesh.

June 23: It was a great opportunity to share learn and be with 34 young people who are willing to lead with new IMG20160623171107thoughts and ideas to win Bangladesh for HIS glory.  After 4 years God allowed me to be with BSFB Team and in this CMTC meeting.  I was excited and also thrilled again in spirit to step forIMG20160623190532 the first time in this new center – Living Water.  It is very quite place and ideal place to learn and contemplate on the word of God.  We spent more than 3 hours on Leadership and how we need to prepare ourselves to give leadership. Please do pray for this center and also for these 34 young men and women willing to serve God and committed to serve Bangladesh.  God bless you all.

July 21: The ways of managing Human Resource is changing with pace with Technological Development. IMG_20160721_094424 Capacity and competency of Human Resources is expected at a level which is making a chaotic exploration in the job market.  Demand is ever increasing. To  P_20160721_091903meet that demand requires men/women to become like super men/women.  Which is not impossible but having someone in that capacity in mass is challenging.  A session was arranged by American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB), where I was called to share on HR and its present scenario. I named my session “Ice-berg of HRM”, here we shared what is required to do Workforce Planning and the need of digitization of HRM through Human Resource Information System.  We explored on HR and how to manage today and in future to come.  The session was very participative and the sharing was great.  Thanks to AIUB for arranging this session for the future generation who are getting ready for HR jobs in Corporate & Development Industries.

August 12: God is a God who fulfills dreams of them who has faith in HIM.  Memorial Christian Hospital – 3Malumghat called me to speak to their Youth. God spoke to my heart and I took a session on Empowering Youth at Time of Temptation.  84 young people identified issues which are actually hindering them from growing in life and make a great impact in life.  They all2 agreed to do something which will allow them to make their life meaningful. They are being challenged to make changes in their life and their surrounding. They also promised to do something which will allow them to witness beyond Malumghat. Continue to pray for these young people who are really good and would like to be a better citizen of Bangladesh and make a great impact that will touch more lives for HIS glory.

Please do pray for:

  • The Youth of this nation. 
  • Leaders of our nation for God’s wisdom and spirit. 
  • All religious leaders to lead us in the right direction. 
  • For Jarung Girls Hostel
    • We are praying for a piece of land in Bandarban for this girls hostel.
    • Since 2003 till now, we are praying every month to pay rent. 
    • May God bless us also to have a Tin Roof Hostel Building for the girls.
    • Need 2 Desk Top Computers with UPS for 43 girls