Baptist Church in Sri Lanka Celebrates 200 Years

We often start things without knowing how they are going to end. But God knows. In 1812, a Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) missionary arrived in Sri Lanka (known as Ceylon then) and planted a church the next year. Little did they know then that, 200 years on, it...

Relief Helps Sri Lanka’s Flood-Stricken Families

An estimated 50,000 people across Sri Lanka have been affected by severe flooding after Cyclone Nilam battered the Bay of Bengal at the end of October. BMS World Mission is responding to the natural disaster. Worst hit is the Mullaithivu district in the northern part...

US Gov’t Pushes for UN Resolution on Sri Lanka

I found myself last week in the unusual position of defending in public the United States government. The latter was the prime mover behind a resolution by the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) calling on the Sri Lankan government to improve its human rights record...