A team of Ten Days missioners from Victory Ortigas were the first to set foot in Sri Lanka. Read their testimony here!
We were posed with the challenge, “What can you do in just Ten Days?,” when we joined a short-term mission trip to Sri Lanka from May to June 2014. The question, however, is not what ordinary men and women like us could do. It was about what God could do through us. With that, the possibilities are endless!
Sri Lanka is a country with a people largely unexposed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Less than two percent of its population are Christians, while about 70 percent are Buddhists. Bringing the good news to this mission field was truly a life-changing privilege.
Each of us in the team were challenged to reach out and share our faith to everyone we met, in every way we can. We boldly approached students and other locals in the streets of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. We shared our testimonies, trained local church leaders in discipleship and evangelism, supported English-speaking classes, and prayed for Sri Lanka and its leaders.
It is overwhelming to see the results of God’s work even beyond the ten days we spent there. We were able to connect locals to the church, and six Buddhists received Jesus as their Lord and Savior. We also helped jumpstart a small group. One of the students started doing ONE 2 ONE discipleship with our Sri Lanka missionaries. By God’s grace, Every Nation Sri Lanka will be launched by January 2015!
Your prayers and support have made a tremendous impact in the nation of Sri Lanka. Istoothi (thank you) from the bottom of our hearts!