SRI LANKA: Evangelist Proclaims Christ in Hindu Stronghold

21 November 2023

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

Roughly 70 percent of Sri Lankans are Buddhist, 10 percent Hindu, 10 percent Muslim and 10 percent Christian. The north of the country is majority Hindu and the south is majority Buddhist. Christians are a persecuted minority in both areas. Buddhists are the primary persecutors, sometimes led by Buddhist monks who openly stir up communities against the Christians who live among them. Hindus also oppose evangelism and conversion to Christianity.

Sam, a pastor in the majority Hindu northern part of Sri Lanka, was sharing the gospel with a friend who seemed open to learning about Jesus. Without warning, the friend became aggressive and struck Sam in the face.

Another time, villagers accosted him and berated him with profanity for his evangelism efforts. Sam remains faithful to his calling and is committed to his goal of sharing the gospel with 200 people this year.

Pray for Sam, for his family and for others like them in Sri Lanka who boldly share Christ in the face of aggression and opposition.

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    Ask the Lord to strengthen and encourage Sam so he will continue to be bold and faithful.

    Pray too he will recognise the leading of the Holy Spirit at all times. Pray He will go before Sam so that the seeds of the gospel may be planted in fertile ground.

    Pray that local believers will encourage and join with Sam in proclaiming the gospel. Pray for a bold witness that will move the hearts and minds of those who are hard hearted.

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