The Sri Lanka Partnership Team (SLPT) has stood alongside the people of Sri Lanka since 1987, through civil war, genocide, and changes in leadership and organization on both sides of the Pacific. While the civil war is officially over, the traumatic effects of war may remain for generations. Our goal is not to swoop in and rescue, but to partner with the Church of the American Ceylon Mission (CACM) and other agencies to give Sri Lankans the tools they need to break the cycles of poverty and illiteracy.
Our current goals include:
- Supporting two advanced students at Eden Seminary (St. Louis) and one Eden graduate currently studying at Princeton Seminary (New Jersey)
- Expanding face time with our students and CACM leaders when they are stateside
- Broadening the base of SLPT to other friends of CACM outside our conference
- Sending a team of IKCUCC members to work in Sri Lanka (anticipated 2019 or 2020)
- Building awareness of and support for this exciting ministry through social media
- Setting up a trust fund to support CACM in education of servant-leaders and fulfilling its mission
We are always looking for new members to join our team, which varies between eight and fifteen people from the conference. We meet as needed, typically on a Thursday every 2-3 months at the conference office. Please contact Tom Blossom if you are interested in getting involved.
Convener: Tom Blossom, firstname.lastname@example.org
The SLPT partners with the Church of the American Ceylon Mission (CACM) to care for Sri Lanka’s many orphans, support women and men training to be pastors and leaders, and empower women through education and microloans. You can read more about CACM’s work here. Together, SLPT and CACM built a girls’ home and church (which unfortunately was recently closed by the government), established a youth hostel, and supported many other kinds of outreach and evangelism over the last 30 years.
We don’t pretend to have all the solutions for the complex problems facing this nation, but we remain committed to doing God’s work with our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka.