Thursday, May 14, 2009

Send a message of encouragement to Sri Lanka

Yesterday, I received an email from a dear friend and colleague in Sri Lanka who in which she shared how are partners are being overwhelmed by the need to take care of so many refugees fleeing the fighting between the government and the Tamil Tigers. Many people are arriving often with just the clothes on their backs, without food, injured or sick. There are Christians among the refugees and our friends are doing all that they can to help them. When possible, the pastors who are in the IDP camps are worshipping with the Christians who are with them. Sadly, At least ten pastors have been killed in the recent fighting.

While this civil war is not a matter of Christian persecution, the need to care for these refugees falls within the mandate of our partners’ mission and makes it difficult to monitor religious liberty issues for us since their staff is completely overtaken by this pressing need. Our hearts go out to them and their nation during this time.

sls-fs-commnt Can we ask ask you to join us in praying for them during this time and perhaps even sending a message of encouragement to them, letting them know that you care and are praying for them? Send the message to us using our online form and we will forward it to them. Due to security concerns in Sri Lanka during this tense time, it is better that we do it this way rather than having you send it directly. For their safety, we will be removing your email address and any personal contact information when we forward your message to them.

Click here to send a message of love and encouragement to these dear front-line workers at this time and we will forward it to them right away.

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