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Loran Merle Grant

March 2009   To Loran and Merle Grant on their Sixty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary   Because my work has taken me to many countries, people often ask me what my favourite country is. I always say, “My favourite country is Sri Lanka, and next comes the USA.” I have lived a lot in that country, …

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Leighton Ford Mentoring

Leighton Ford Mentoring Tree   I first entered the Lausanne Committee as a representative of the “younger generation” of leaders. Some of my previous encounters with international Christian leadership had not been very positive, and so I went to my first gatherings with some apprehension. Meeting Leighton burned into my heart the challenge of …

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Lakshman Pieris

FATHER LAKSHMAN HAS GONE HOME!   One of God’s great warriors for the kingdom in Sri Lanka, Canon Dr Lakshman Pieris, went home to the Lord on 30th March 2014. He was a pioneer in seeking to use culturally sensitive means to reach unreached people in Sri Lanka with the gospel. He passionately shared …

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John Piper Thanksgiving

  Ajith and Nelun Fernando  26th May 2013   Dear friends,    Thanks so much for the invitation for the service on April 14th. Unfortunately the long time it takes now for letters to go overseas via snail mail and my travel schedule have combined to make me miss the deadline even for the presentation …

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Grace Wolgemuth

March 2010   GRACE WOLGEMUTH   I have been out of town and out of e-mail contact this whole week, so I could not respond when I was informed by text message that Grace Wolgemuth had gone home. She is Aunty Grace to many people of the worldwide family of Youth for Christ, who …

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George Verwer

Around September 2003   REFLECTIONS AFTER A CELEBRATION OF THE MINISTRY OF GEORGE VERWER   I am writing this from Keswick in England where I spoke at the General Council meeting of Operation Mobilization (OM). Yesterday there was a programme in honour of OM founder the outgoing International Leader George Verwer—surely one of the …

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