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
BUD Centre Report June 2022 We would love to connect to all our friends and supporting churches. The timing of our visit we keep in God’s hands at this time. Kristin Kandangama Hello Everyone, Bringing you the latest of what is happening here. We know that Sri Lanka has been making some international headlines these days. We are facing quite a crisis right now, with inflation that increases daily, shortages that leave many without basic necessities, power cuts that have lasted up to 12 hours a day, no fuel for our vehicles or for cooking, and political matters that have taken people to the street to protest...
Sri Lanka ’22 – Second Report
Westside family, Here are some fresh photos for you from our trip to Sri Lanka. Thanks again for your prayers. Pastor Marlo Tyler birthday celebration at the Bud Center Computer Class English Class Kids honoured our visit by making a special craft. tyler and myself with the kids Tyler speaking at the first of two church services. There are two interpreters translating for him Pastor Roshan’s granddaughter – first birthday celebration at church Sunday.
Sri Lanka ’22 – First Report
Westside family, Things are going well here in Sri Lanka. We were able to get diesel fuel for the vehicle today. We are thankful for the prayer support of you all at Westside. Today the BUD Centre is open for children from the area to come. That means that Tyler and I will be working with the kids on their English as a second language. Please, remember to pray for Nish and Kristin and their family as they ramp up their service to the children. Now that they’re open there is a huge demand and a lot of children that want to come. It will...
BUD Centre – February Update
We hope and pray that your 2022 year is off to a good start. We finished off the year with our Christmas hampers and started out the year prayerfully seeking the Lord for direction and fresh vision. There is something about freshness and the feeling of new beginning at the start of a year. We know the circumstances in the world around us are far from ideal but we are choosing to look at things with hope in God who is faithful in all circumstances. We want to take a moment to express the appreciation we have for all of the love, care and support we...