Bud Centre – May Report
Greetings to our Westside Family! We’ve just come through a very busy season and so this update is long overdue. Also, we have faced some personal, tough losses in the last months. It’s hard to put into words how many highlights and lowlights we have experienced but here it goes. On March 15th a person we treasure deeply went to be with Jesus. Our Grandma Glenna Johnson left us in her 91st year. It’s hard to describe how special she was to our family. She was the most special grandma/great-grandma. She joined social media so she could keep up to date with our life. She fiddled...
Sri Lanka Mission Report
Here’s a report from Cheryl Anderson about the school mission to Sri Lanka: We are having a wonderful time here in Sri Lanka. We made it here with ALL of our suitcases! That’s a miracle in itself! Nish picked us up with a bus and we made our way to the Centre. Nish and Kristin have kept us busy – painting around the property and playing with the children who come to the Bud Centre. On our first full day here the children performed a song and dance for us. It was beautiful – and LOUD! All of our Westside kids are enjoying the food and the...
The work is coming along on the washrooms at the Bogalaima church work in Sri Lanka. Westside contributed financially towards this project plus enough money to buy 50 banana trees which will support the work there. Washrooms 1 Washrooms being built at Bogalaima, Sri Lanka. Washrooms 2 A different angle on the washrooms being built. Washrooms 3 Washrooms from another angle. Washrooms 4 Hard at work on the washrooms. Washrooms 5 Hard at work on the washrooms. Washrooms 6 Hard at work on the washrooms. Washrooms 7 Getting ready for the bricks Washrooms 8 Men at work. Washrooms 9 More men at work.
Sri Lanka Missions 2023
Once again we’re sending teams of students and adults to the Bud Centre in Sri Lanka! Here’s the wish list of items the teams would like to take to Sri Lanka. Deadline to contribute is March 13th. Place your donation in the “Treasure Chest” located in our foyer. This Wish List has been updated as of March 1, 2023. Flashlights All types of tape (duct tape, masking tape, clear tape) Star paper cutters Pipe cleaners for crafts Stickers Coloured printer paper(not white) Construction paper Water balloons Glow sticks Jellybeans Chocolate and Graham crackers for s’mores Cake Mixes, School supplies Cooking utensils for the Guest house Paints...
Catch Up With the Kandangama’s!
Here’s the latest from Nish and Kristin in Sri Lanka: Dear friends & family, Happy New Year from our family to yours! 2022 Christmas Program Highlights Christmas is always our favorite time of year and this year was up there with the best of them. We pulled out all the stops in our gift-giving and hampers thanks to the generosity of those of you who support us. We had one event at our extension program at Uda Peradeniya. There we have 75 kids who put on an amazing Christmas show with singing, dancing, and drama. We also blessed their families with food hampers that totaled 45...
Bud Centre Christmas
Arrival in Sri Lanka Pastor Marlo Johnson I landed in Sri Lanka at 2 a.m. Saturday, December 17th and arrived at Nish and Kristin’s place around 6 a.m. Straight to bed for a quick nap, then a shower, and I was off to the BUD Center Christmas program! The kids who attend the BUD Centre sang, danced, and performed a drama for their families. It was a wonderful day, where Nish’s brother (a pastor) shared the gospel with the children and their families. Nish and Kristin have developed a strong community, and it was easy to see the love expressed within it. At the end of...
Kandangama Greetings – November 2022
Greetings from our family to yours! We are nearing the end of this year and we are working towards an ending full of celebration. Christmas is the time of year when we can without reservation or opposition share the true reason of the season in our Buddhist dominant area. Therefore we will be sharing about the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ with our community in a variety of events. On another note the last few months have been full of highlights and lowlights and we want to just share some of those with you. Because you are part of our life and ministry even...
BUD Centre – Summer Update
Nish & Kristin update us on their ministry in Sri Lanka.
Badulla Lighthouse church Project
Pastor Marlo provides an update on the Badulla Lighthouse church in Sri Lanka
Bud Centre Project Update
Pastor Marlo provides an update on the Bud Centre Project