Mob of 600 People Storms Church in Sri Lanka Claiming It is Illegitimate

The header image shows a Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. (Photo courtesy of viduransi on Pixabay)

In early March, a group of 600 people broke into a Sri Lankan church, Mercy Gate Chapel. They threatened the pastor with death if the worship service did not stop. Police arrived and managed to calm the crowd, but 60 Buddhist monks insisted the church was illegitimate.

Rajeeve Sathianathan with Christian World Outreach explains the religious situation. “In the southern part of Sri Lanka, the majority of the Sinhalese ethnic group are Buddhist. And in the northern part, most people are Hindus. In Sri Lanka, there are close to 40,000 villages. Most of the religious persecution takes place more in the villages.”

CWO ministry in Sri Lanka

CWO has begun talking to pastors in southern Sri Lanka, looking to begin ministry there. In fact, one pastor they spoke to was mentored by the pastor of Mercy Gate Chapel.

Right now, CWO works in the northern part of the country.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray CWO would be able to share Jesus’ love and care with many villages in Sri Lanka.

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