Sri Lanka Mission Blog

June 28, 2012

Days 8, 9 & 10

Day 8 Monday, June 25 Monday began bright and early as we headed to the Ladies College.  Ladies College is a private, Christian school for girls preschool through high school.  First on the agenda was chapel; and guess who the guest preacher was–Father Desmond, of course!  While Rector at St. Luke’s, Father D was also […]

June 28, 2012


This was an email that was sent from Kevin Wardlow. Hi, everyone !! I hope the connection lasts.  I am sitting in Kandy, Sri Lanka, looking over one of the most beautiful sites you could imagine typing a quick email that I hope makes it to you all.  Our villa is looking over a lake […]

June 27, 2012

Healing Service, Beach, and Church

Day 5 Friday, June 22 We began the day with Eucharist in the chapel of the Retreat Center.  Father Desmond was preparing himself and the group for a healing service that was to be held later that night.  His lesson was based on 2 Kings 5:1-14, the story of Naaman’s healing. We gathered around the […]

June 26, 2012

Elephants and Building

We have not received a blog update yet but Mike Holmgren called and updated Emily that they were headed to Kandy and an elephant orphanage.  I received a short email from Maizeanne saying that everyone was doing well and they were in Kandy and would be building tomorrow. They are working on bathrooms, roofs, and […]

June 24, 2012

Poda Jaya School

After breakfast, we headed out to the Poda Jaya School.  The Poda Jaya School is a Buddhist-run elementary and middle school of about 300 students.  Poda Jaya is in a very poverty-stricken area.  The entire area had been wiped out by the tsunami, and eight years later has not yet recovered.  Blocks from the ocean, […]

June 23, 2012

Greetings from Sri Lanka!

Greetings from Sri Lanka!!! We’re finally online!!!! Thank you for your patience. As we expect to learn throughout our trip, there are many things we take for granted and access to the internet is one of them, Here is an account of our first few days. Day 1 June 18, 2012 Everyone met at the […]

June 21, 2012

They made it through their first day in Sri Lanka!

The internet connection is not working right now in Sri Lanka but they were able to call briefly.  Everyone seems to be doing very well.  They visited the Poda Jaya school today and had fun playing sports with coconuts and listening to the kids sing.  A friendly monkey even came to check out the visitors! […]

June 19, 2012

St Cuthbert has arrived

at 9:10 am the mission team has arrived in Sri Lanka!  God Bless the Missionaries!

June 19, 2012

Mission team in Dubai

Mission: Sri Lanka has landed in Dubai! They are one step closer! From Jan Scarpati: We made it to Dubai! Everyone is great after the 15 hour flight. We’re going through immigration and then to the hotel for dinner and then a city tour. We leave for Colombo, Sri Lanka at 3 in the morning. […]

June 15, 2012

Sri Lanka Mission

The Mission to Sri Lanka starts Monday June 18, 2012  Check back here for updates!