Story number 1 for 25 Jun 2003

By June 25, 2003

(Sri Lanka)–Topping the news, Back To The Bible staff are helping a church congregation in Sri Lanka not only restore their building, but also their faith. According to Back To The Bible’s James Kanaganayagam, in late May, a violent mob attacked believers and destroyed their church and homes. Many Christians fled to a neighboring village for help. As for returning home, “There’s also concern that they may not be able to get back to the villages unless they say that they’re not going to propagate the Gospel or spread the good news and therefore make converts. So, there’s a lot of pressure on the church leadership now. There’s also social pressure on them by their neighbors and communities.” Kanaganayagam says prayer support plays a vital role for the Sri Lankan Christians. “The believers, who are now displaced, are also very discouraged. It’s been a couple of weeks now since this event happened. They are questioning why this has happened to them.”

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