Sri Lanka Update – June 2019

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given us.  Romans 5:5 Dear friends, Here is an update on the latest in Sri Lanka and all that is coming up for us. The latest from Sri Lanka: It is really to much to describe the current circumstances in our nation. We still have more security than usual and there is still much political unrest and people with hardened hearts from the Easter Sunday tragedy. Business’ are suffering and tourism has nearly come to a halt. We pray that we can...



Sri Lanka Mourns – Kandangama Report

Dear Family & Friends, We find ourselves in another tragic situation here in Sri Lanka. Like most Christians, we went to church Easter Sunday morning to celebrate our Risen Saviour. Midway through service people began to receive messages of bomb blasts that had taken place. It quickly changed the atmosphere and uncertainty set in. Soon after arriving home a curfew nationwide was established and another was just enforced this evening till morning for the second day in a row. We have been following the news closely and still today there were some attempts in the works but stopped by authorities. I won’t go into much detail...



Greetings from the Kandangama’s – October 2018

Greetings from the Kandangama’s – October 2018 Christmas Projects for 2018 We have many exciting projects coming up this Christmas season.  Your prayers and partnership to make these events possible will potentially change a life.  We are standing in faith that someone’s eternal hope will change because Jesus is the One we place our hope in. Hamper Project This a project we’ve done for the past 4 years now.  Each year we bless families with these food hampers which cost only $25 Cdn.  That’s how little it will take for you to bless a family with a wonderful bundle of food this Christmas. We have 35...


Sri Lanka – August Update

Ayubowan from Sri Lanka! Hey Everyone, Exactly one year ago we were finishing up our itineration in Canada. What a great time we had and as a new year soon approaches we will soon be planning our next visit to Canada. So stay tuned for that. Most likely it will be around the months of July, August, September of 2019. I don’t know about you but the days, months, and years just seem to be flying by so its our challenge to make the most of it. This newsletter is packed with some great stuff that has been happening in and through our lives. Also just...


Ayubowan from Sri Lanka!

The Main Story The BUD Centre continues to take shape into something we are very proud of.  Each and every day we witness the efforts of our hard-working staff.  We welcome kids over day who are excited about the hours we get to spend together learning, building relationships and, of course, having fun. Sri Lanka has been experiencing a severe rainy season which has caused struggles and dangers for many.  It has also deterred many children from attending the Centre in the afternoon when the worst thunder and lightning storms occur.  This has been a bit discouraging for us and the BUD Centre staff but nevertheless,...


It’s Hot in Sri Lanka!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] It’s Hot in Sri Lanka! Update # 2 It is never a good sign when the Sri Lankans complain that it is too hot outside!  Needless to say, we are extremely hot! On Wednesday “Pastor Derek” spoke at the Bible College for devotions – he did a great job! We have been busy at the BUD Children’s Centre painting murals, carrying bricks down an uneven flight of stairs, and tye dying shirts.  Those are just a few of the things we have been working on here. On Wednesday “Pastor Derek” spoke at the Bible College for devotions – he did a great job! We helped with chores in...


Christmas in Sri Lanka – The Kandangama’s

Journey to Lanka – Kandangama’s – Serving in Sri Lanka Happy New Year! From our family to yours we hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We had a wonderful time celebrating the birth of Christ. Our festivities started out with the Lighthouse Kids Church Sunday School program on December 10 and the following Sunday was followed by the very special annual carol service. A musical reflecting the wonder of Christ’s birth and how He came down from Heaven to meet us where we are. …families were so grateful as many of them usually only cook once a day and ration it for three meals a day due to...