Pastor Pubudu Gayan, his wife Naomi, and their infant son, Caleb, serve in a small church in Walapane, Sri Lanka. Walapane is located in the central portion of Sri Lanka. It is a mountainous region with numerous small villages or communities. 70% of Sri Lankans are Buddhists, 15% are Hindu, 7.5 % are Muslim, and 7.5% are Christian. It is difficult to lead people to Christ because of the strong Buddhist and Hindu backgrounds.
They have been ministering in the Walapane area for about five years. In 2010 they built a small school and have a growing children’s ministry. Through the children’s ministry they are able to love on the people and share the love of Christ. Their primary witness is through the children. They come into a community to serve children and as they build relationships in the area they are slowly accepted. As the Holy Spirit leads they are able to start prayer meetings in homes and sharing the gospel with the parents of the children. Pubudu and Naomi are always looking for new villages and opportunities to share the love of Christ.
Below is the most recent letter we got from Pubudu and Naomi, as well as some pictures.
Hello my dear brothers and sisters...,
Wish you a happy new year to you all in our family of Life Change. Trust that every thing is in ok there with you in USA.We are doing well here in Sri Lanka by the grace of God.
We had a wonderful program for the KIDS in the last week.We had a good Christmas VBS for them and we fed many KIDS in our ministry.Also Gave gifts to them.Not only that we taught to make some decoration by them selves.
Also the new people are coming to church and the church is filling with new souls because of His grace.
Your support in every month make us a good effort to happened it true.Thank you so much and we praying for you in our prayers to be more blessed as you stretching your hand with supporting us.
They were delighted and very happy.
I have attached many pictures herewith.I trust that you may happy to see them.
we used 100 $ for the month of December as follows.
1.for the tuk-tuk hires- 6$ x 7 =42$
2.for the lorry hire(Christmas VBS) =10$
3.for the Christmas gifts =48$
God bless you
Pubudu and Naomi
Christmas in Sri Lanka
A missionary family that we support in Sri Lanka, the Gayan's, sent us pictures of what their Christmas was like there as they went out ministering!