From Chennai I flew to Colombo, Sri Lanka, to join London District Chair, Jenny Impey and London District Synod Secretary Bala Gnanapragasam for a few days with the Methodist Church in Sri Lanka. One of the first things we did was to visit families settling into a new (post-tsunami) housing organised by the City Mission and then an almost complete MRDF funded project into which families hope to move within the next few weeks. These are important pieces of work and we were hugely impressed with how the Sri Lankan Methodist Church has responded to the situation caused by the tsunami.
The Methodist Church in Sri Lanka has some important stories to tell and the wider church could learn many important lessons. Throughout our visit we were made wonderfully welcome.