Planting Hope in Sri Lanka's Tea Plantations
There’s a real need here, and our Global Mission pioneers are here to help meet that need.
Meet Pastor Dhanaraja, the Global Mission director for the Sri Lanka Mission of Seventh-day Adventists. Recently, he took Doug Venn, the Adventist Mission director for the Southern Asia-Pacific Division, and his son, Joshua, to visit two Global Mission projects in the highlands of Sri Lanka. Doug and Joshua met the pioneers in charge of the projects and witnessed some of the amazing things God is doing through their ministry.
“Many of the people living in the highlands drink heavily, smoke, and chew betel nut,” says Pastor Dhanaraja. “As a result, they suffer numerous health problems. Their families become poor because it’s expensive to support these habits and to get medical treatment for the diseases that they cause. There’s a real need here, and our Global Mission pioneers are here to help meet that need.
“The pioneers help people to understand why these substances are harmful and show them how they can live healthy, happy lives. They encourage them in their struggles, and, overtime, they introduce them to Jesus.
“Some of the villagers have overcome their harmful habits and have accepted Jesus as their Savior. God is really blessing our Global Mission work in Sri Lanka.”
“Please pray for the more than 21,416,000 people in Sri Lanka and for our Global Mission pioneers who work there,” asks Doug Venn. “And thank you for supporting Global Mission!”
To watch a video about the Global Mission work in Sri Lanka called “Healing and Teaching,” click here.
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