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Benjamin and Grace Vanderhyde – Sri Lanka

Vanderhyde_Sri Lanka_Oct2020.pdf

      October 2020 Serving the Lord in Sri Lanka Final Newsletter from the Vanderhydes   Click Here for Serving THREE of Short Eats   This September, we returned to the USA. With uncertainty in the air and a baby on the way, our LCMS team thought it best to give us a good cushion of time between our return…

Vanderhyde’s End of Service Letter

October 2020 Vanderhydes End Service in Sri Lanka Dear Christian Friends and Family, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, greetings from the Vanderhydes! We have the privilege of sharing with you that our service in Sri Lanka as missionaries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is ended. We celebrate all that God has accomplished and will yet accomplish as His…

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July 2020 Serving the Lord in Sri Lanka News from the Vanderhydes     Faith in the Unchangeable God     “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, But the word of the Lord remains forever.” 1 Peter 1:24–25   Dear Christian Friends, the Vanderhyde family has…

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January/Febraury 2020 Serving the Lord in Sri Lanka News from the Vanderhydes Click Here for Serving THREE of Short Eats Alleluia! Christ is Risen! I wrote a sermon this past Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) on John 20:19–31. After approving the sermon, my supervisor Pastor Mahlburg inserted it into the English language Sunday service video he created in his home, the…

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  January/Febraury 2020 Serving the Lord in Sri Lanka News from the Vanderhydes       Rainclouds rolling in over the mountainous city of Nuwara Eliya.   The Light Shines in the Darkness   Sri Lanka is a country in great darkness. But in January we always remember the Epiphany of our Lord, his revelation, his shining forth into the darkness….

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  December 2019 Serving the Lord in Sri Lanka News from the Vanderhydes       "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11     December Update   This past month we’ve shifted strategy in a positive way. Our original thinking for the music program was to have youth come from their…

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  A Sri Lankan cornucopia, drawn by Grace, complete with king coconuts, jackfruit, papaya, pumpkin, beets, woodapple, rambudan, avocados, brinjal, pineapple, kohlrabi, leeks, watermelon, banana leaves, mangos, and curry leaves.   If you’re like me, you frequently fall into the bad habit of saying “I’m thankful for X, Y and Z.” Around the time of Thanksgiving, you have an opportunity…

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October 2019 Serving the Lord in Sri Lanka News from the Vanderhydes     Not Just Music…   Not only does our work in Sri Lanka involve music, but God is also using Grace’s skill and training as an artist in service to the proclamation of the Gospel. For the last few months, Grace has been working closely with Dr. Edward…

Vanderhyde – Sri Lanka_August 2019 Update

  August 2019 Serving the Lord in Sri Lanka News from the Vanderhydes “Oh Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord” Around 35 youth learned to sing these words in the Venite (Psalm 95) in our first music training event last week. Psalm 95 is an invitation to worship that Christians have historically sung before or during morning prayer. The goal…