in Sri Lanka is a group of dozens that free up time every day to help rejected and abandoned children in our program. Professional teachers, women that raised their children, experienced coaches and men that do chores, from many local Churches.
Because of what they do, these local volunteers stand out which in Sri Lanka means they are constantly aware of being the subject of anger and violence from extremist nationalist Buddhists.
In the Netherlands enthusiastic volunteers share about the work we together, the Yworks foundation, do at work, school, their sports club and in Church.
Besides this, they partake in and organize fundraisers, organize dinners and inform people about our work at events.
Without all these people supporting us, our work wouldn’t be possible. We are very grateful to and for them!
It started with
Rasika, Patrick and their children.
“We love Jesus, each other, our family, friends and our active members of de Stadskerk (the City Church) in Groningen.”
As a child, Rasika had a longing to go back to the country she was adopted from.
After surviving horrors, being discouraged about Sri Lanka by life and society and illness, she was healed and received a new passion for Sri Lanka.
Rasika wrote “Curry met hagelslag” which is an autobiography and testimony.
This is a trailer of the New Faith Network interview about that book, the gripping testimony of Rasika’s life, making clear how much God wants to heal the broken.
Support our work with at least €25 a month? That gets you the book Curry met hagelslag (Curry and chocolate sprinkles).
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Rasika and Patrick with their children, are mission workers and don’t work alone.
In the Netherlands, they have a home front team. That team supports them in their work in every way.
The mission workers family’s Home Front Team is made up of:
- Fré Riepma
- Coby Riepma
- Wubbo de Vries
- Harmen Stamhuis
The team members do their work without receiving any payment for it and we’re always looking for new members.
Do you want to know more
or join? Send a message here.
The missionary workers, Rasika, Patrick, their family and the Home Front Team are coached by an independent organisation, InToMission.
InToMission helps by independently coaching and (practically) help people that work abroad or in the multicultural Netherlands.