A gunman shot and killed Christian pastor Neil Edirisinghe, February 17 outside his home in Sri Lanka. His wife also received a critical injury from the attack. She was holding their baby son at the time she was shot, but the child escaped serious injury.
Neil was not affiliated with Gospel for Asia, but GFA’s ministry reaches throughout Sri Lanka. Reports of opposition and persecution against all Christians have poured in over the past few months, and this incident demonstrates that anti-Christian elements are becoming more bold.
GFA leaders in Sri Lanka request prayer for all Christian workers in the country, especially those who are serving in more violent areas. They also ask for prayer that GFA missionaries will remain encouraged in their ministries, relying on the Lord’s strength.