Biographical

My Friend Suri Williams

A Tribute by Ajith Fernando 15th January 2018 On 13th January 2018 at the age of at the age of seventy-one, Suriyakumaran Williams went to be with the Master he had served so faithfully and lovingly. He had battled Alzheimer’s disease for eight years. MY FRIEND And I lost a friend of fifty years. We …

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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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Bishop Jack Dain

7th April 2005   Mrs. Hester Dain,   Dear Hester,   I have been hit by a nasty flu, and one of the few things I could do was to read in bed. I read your Jack’s Memoirs fully. It was so very refreshing and encouraging and healthgiving–a breath of fresh air amidst a …

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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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Brian Blacker Tribute

TO   BRIAN BLACKER   With gratitude to God for over four decades of involvement with Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka    You helped shape a culture of biblical thinking, integrity, discipling and creativity   Your friendship, counsel and prayers helped keep us close to God’s will and ways   FROM   THE GRATEFUL …

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Verlyn Verbrugge

Verlyn was more than what a writer could hope for. Brilliantly knowledgeable, graciously caring to ensure that the author’s intentions were honoured and persevering in preserving the authors style of writing. He worked on two of my books and I am so grateful that he devoted his gifts to the calling of enhancing the …

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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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