From Barnabas Fund:
SRI LANKA - BUDDHIST MONKS ASSAULT PASTOR
A Christian church leader who has been serving in Ambalangoda village, Galle District, Sri Lanka, for over ten years was threatened and assaulted by a group of Buddhist monks.
On the afternoon of 20 February, the pastor invited into his home three monks who came to his doorstep; within minutes, a group of around 30 monks had arrived. One of them began to threaten the pastor, warning him not to convert Buddhists. As the pastor attempted to respond, he was slapped in the face and repeatedly hit until his wife and mother intervened. The monks warned that he and his family must leave the village or face death, and that their house will be bombed or set on fire.
- Pray for this pastor in Sri Lanka, that he will know the Lord’s peace and guidance as he considers his future in the village. Pray that he may be protected from further harm.