About Jatra

The mongoose is a small rodent-like mammal. It is unique for its agility and ability to kill and eat venomous snakes. The common mongoose of Bangladesh lives under rocks, bushes or in termite mounds. Mongooses are easily tamed and often kept as pets in many parts of the world.


[JA’ tra] / Bangla word meaning journey

Jatra is a clever mongoose and very fast. Sometimes his speed gets him in trouble because he jumps to conclusions as fast as he runs to play! Zeke reminds him that it’s easier to learn if you slow down and give others a chance. He tries to remember that faster isn’t always better. Once Jatra remembers to slow down and give others a chance, he loves to hear people talk about Jesus and how they learned about Him.




The people who follow the religion of Islam are called Muslims. They believe in one supreme God but don’t know that Jesus is God’s Son who was sent to die for their sins. Muslims consider Jesus to be Isa, a prophet and teacher but not God or the promised Savior.




Bangladesh is a country in South Asia surrounded by India on all sides except for a small border with Myanmar to the southeast and the Bay of Bengal to the south. Its population is 85 percent Muslim. Most parts of Bangladesh are within 33 feet above sea-level and 10 percent of the land would be flooded if the sea level were to rise by three feet.