World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Ambassador for Religious Freedom and member of the International Council Godfrey Yogarajah visited the World Olivet Assembly (WOA) headquarters in Dover, NY to spend a day and a half between Thanksgiving and his meetings in Washington, D.C. following the weekend.
WOA General Secretary Pastor Mark Spisak and Dover-based WEA Chief Communications Officer Timothy Goropevsek enjoyed the fellowship and time of sharing with Mr. Yogarajah who was on his first international trip since the pandemic began in the beginning of last year. Among others, he shared about the situation in his native Sri Lanka where he also serves as the General Secretary of the National Christian Evangelical Alliance, and the need for the hope of the Gospel in the midst of a very difficult time in the country. But he also shared about God's faithfulness and how He is at work in people's personal lives and in the community at large.
"We are very grateful that we had an opportunity to host Godfrey for the first time after several years, and that we could experience the blessing of refreshing each other, like the Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Rome 'that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith'," Pastor Spisak shared.
"We are so grateful for Godfrey's work on behalf of the persecuted Church and his courage to stand up and give a voice to those who are suffering for their faith in Jesus Christ. And we are thankful that as a member of the World Evangelical Alliance, WOA can be part of the global body of evangelicals and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ," he said, and added: "We pray for God's continued blessing on Godfrey and his work in Sri Lanka, in Asia and the world."