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Children’s Bible distribution a hit in Sri Lanka

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Bibles were distributed recently in Sri Lanka to a Lutheran church in Gampaha, a city in the west-central part of the country. The church is led by Rev. Rajah Fernando, and the Bibles were given to about 30 children in the congregation. Their response was one of great joy and thanks, and Rev. Fernando thanked Lutheran Hour Ministries-Sri Lanka for the gift, by organizing a small program for LHM’s staff and volunteers. Those involved in the project said, “It was our pleasure to share the love of God with the children and adults who were gathered there for this occasion.”

From its ministry center in Nuwara Eliya, Lutheran Hour Ministries-Sri Lanka, known locally as Lanka Hope Media, has been serving the people on this strategic island off the southern coast of India since 2001. Staff and volunteers use Bible Correspondence Courses (BCC), which are available in the Sinhalese and Tamil languages. At these BCC events, cassettes and CDs are distributed. Equipping the Saints (ETS) workshops are held to strengthen local congregations, train Christian people to share the Gospel and help promote ministry center outreach efforts in this country of 20 million people. Additional LHM-Sri Lanka mission efforts have centered on providing assistance to area tsunami victims, through radio programming, Project Connect booklets and dry good items.

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