We have partnered with the PAOC in supporting these Global Workers, as they work to build relationships and serve their communities with a common love and purpose.
Location: Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia
Ministry Focus: Nishanthe and Kristin have a call to the nation of Sri Lanka that is deeply rooted. They officially became Global Workers in 2013 and have been serving in Sri Lanka now for nearly seven years. Arriving on the field they had only one baby in tow and now have three children, Aneisha, Mikaela, and Jayden. As a family they enjoy engaging in the community in which they live and serve. On a full time basis, they run a community centre in a rural setting and serve in kids church and kids camps whenever opportunity presents itself.
The BUD (Building Up Dreams) Centre provides support in vocational training as they teach Art, English, Math, Sinhala, and Computer classes that are beneficial to the future of the kids who attend. A very small percentage of the kids who attend are Christian and their need for the for the gospel is great. However, due to many reasons, giving the gospel is neither simple or well accepted.
Ministry History: Nishanthe was born and raised in Sri Lanka. At a young age he accepted Christ and it dramatically changed the direction of his future. He went on to do ministry after completing high school. He served in many nations, but ultimately God was calling him to serve in Sri Lanka.
Kristin went on several short term missions to Sri Lanka before solidifying her call to full time ministry there. After their marriage in 2007 they knew that God wanted them to establish a ministry centre in Sri Lanka.
- That the BUD Centre will be a place where lives are impacted.
- For creative ways to reach a community in need of Jesus.
- For health and protection over our family as we serve.
- That all our financial needs will continue to be met.