Tuesday, August 19, 2008
SRI LANKA:Attack on my Friends church
Dear friends and visitors:
A couple of minutes ago I received this email from Sri Lanka.
Please read the letter and pray for them.
The situation for christians is very difficult and it seems to have worsened in the past few months, along with the increase in violence in the country.
If you would like to know more about the current situation with christian persecution in Sri Lanka, look for the Sri Lanka flag icon on the left of my blog page and click on it and it will take you to a page with extensive latest information on the situation our brothers and sisters are facing daily in that nation.
If you would like to personally contact the people mentioned in the following letter,you can email me,and I will get back with you as soon as possible.
PLEASE PRAY for THESE CHRISTIANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you and God Bless You...!!!!!!!!
As in the days of Noah...
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 11:57 PM
Subject: Attack on my Friends church
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As we mentioned earlier the attack on churches is increasing and recently last Sunday my best friend's church in Norocholai which is in the Puttalam District of North Western Province was attacked by a small group of thugs and the church was completely burnt down. On 17th of this month while the pastor and his wife having their lunch a group of people had come and man handled and threatened him to close down the church saying that area belong to one religion and they do not want any other church coming up. The same night the thugs had come and burnt church. The Pastor Gnanasunderam and his wife had been serving in this area for the last five years. Pastor Gnanasunderam had been working in the secular field for many years and retired prematurely and took up this ministry. Fortunately his children were not with him as they are now adults and married. Please uphold him in your prayers.
Also give a link to a paper article which appeared last Sunday for your information. http://www.thesunda yleader.lk/ 20080817/ spotlight. htm
We are leaving for Hambantota to conduct a VBS for 150 children who were affected by the last Tsunami.
Please pray for us.
God bless you.
Abraham and Mercy P.