Sri Lanka

“The Tsunami was a great tragedy in our country, but I think it’s not the end. (...) God will use it for his glory and to draw his people to Himself.”

Pastor Adrian DeVisser

This small island off the southwest coast of India is home to 20 million people who have endured unparalleled hardship. Racked by civil war since the 1980s, on December 26, 2004 it became one of the countries most devastated by the Boxing Day Tsunami. Once known as India’s pearl because of its natural beauty, it is now called India’s teardrop.

In keeping with its vision of identifying the most vibrant local leaders Resplendent Hope is working with Pastor Adrian to build homes for orphans, girls at risk, women in peril and a large medical/counseling center, as well as supporting vocational training.

Adrian DeVisser

Adrian DeVisser is founder and pastor of a church movement in Sri Lanka. He has a passion for helping the poor and exploited in his country. A few of the projects he has established include: a vocational training center, a girls orphanage, a boys orphanage, a home for women in peril, a home for girls redeemed from sexual, emotional and physical abuse. In addition, he has partnered with Habitat for Humanity in building more than 250 homes for those who lost theirs, providing food, bedding and basic necessities to thousands. He continues to support psychological training for church and lay leaders to deal with the on-going traumas of his nation.

Adrian is Deputy Director in charge of South Asia for the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism and is Vice President for Partnership Development for Asian Access.