Pastor Dave & Shelly - Mission to Sri Lanka
July 31 - August 19, 2011 Pastor Dave and Shelly traveled to India and Sri Lanka in completion of the Pastoral Leadership Institute program they have participated in over the past 4 years. While in Sri Lanka they worked with a mission team of 4 LCMS pastors and their wives who did education and training with the Lutheran pastors of the Lankan Lutheran Church. They preached in the local churches, and gave encouragement to the pastors and families of that area of the world. They helped in the Lutheran Preschools and conducted a one day VBS while there.
Sri Lanka is a small island nation off the south east coast of India with a population of some 20 million people. Of those, 70% are Buddhist, 15% Hindu, 8% Muslim, and 8% Christian. Pray that many people will hear the Gospel of Jesus through their efforts in that country.