Our friends, colleagues, and congregation members are all safe but share the common grief that has gripped the nation.
In Batticaloa, the attack on the Zion church is devastating, especially to those who have lost loved ones or will now have to care for them. I can hardly bear to reflect that for many of them it may add to losses they have already suffered in the war and/or tsunami.Read more
Global Ministries leaders are offering support and prayers as they stand in solidarity with church partners in Sri Lanka, condemning the heinous Easter Sunday bombings that killed 290 people and injured 500 more.Read more
It is with a sense of shock and dismay that the people of Sri Lanka received the announcement on the evening of Friday 26 October 2018 of the swearing-in of Hon. Minister Mahinda Rajapakse as the Prime Minister of our country by His Excellency, President MaIthrpala Sirisena, and the removal of the serving Prime Minister, Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe from such office.Read more
Two ordained ministers from Global Ministries' partner, the Church of American Ceylon Mission (CACM) in Sri Lanka, have graduated from US seminaries. Mani Luke John and from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis with a Master of Theological Studies degree and Kamal Akumar from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey with a Master of Theology degree.Read more
The Board and staff of Global Ministries bid a fond farewell to mission personnel whose service has ended at the spring meeting of the Common Global Ministries Board meeting in Indianapolis on April 21, 2018. Here, we share our messages of gratitude for their faithful service.Read more
How do you describe 2 years of life in Sri Lanka as volunteer missionaries? A lifetime in American culture gave us assumptions and habits that make us as different to and from Sri Lankans as they and their culture are different to and from us. That was an ever-present lesson, one that made us constantly grateful for the patience of people who created a space of acceptance and love where we shared ‘citizenship.’ We all accepted that cultural differences challenged all of us.Read more
Recent unfortunate events have place in the Kandy area of Sri Lanka, specifically in the towns of Digana, Balagolla and Teldeniya, where there was a rampage against the Muslim community for nearly 4 days.
Last Monday, 19th March 2018, leaders from the National Christian Council (a Global Ministries partner) in Sri Lanka were able to visit the area. This visit had a tremendous impact on the affected Muslim community, which are reported below.Read more
Pero el Dios de la paciencia y de la consolación os dé entre vosotros un mismo sentir según Cristo Jesús. Romanos 15:5
La guerra reclama muchas víctimas de muchas maneras y mucho después de que se firmen los acuerdos de paz. Una guerra civil, peleada por el pueblo tamil de Sri Lanka a fines del siglo XX y que se estableció en el siglo XXI, comenzó con la esperanza de establecer un estado independiente tamil en la isla de Ceilán/Sri Lanka. Cuando la lucha se detuvo, la ira no lo hizo.Read more
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had. Romans 15:5
War claims many victims in many ways, and long after the peace agreements are signed. A civil war, fought by Sri Lanka’s Tamil people during the late 20th century and settled in the 21st, began in the hope of establishing an independent Tamil state on the island of Ceylon/Sri Lanka. When the fighting stopped, anger did not.Read more