After weeks of not knowing where we would be serving we received the good news on Wednesday. Our new assignment is Sri Lanka, an island nation southeast of India. We will be living in the largest city of Colombo.
We have watched some videos on Sri Lanka, looked at some websites, and have talked to a missionary who lives there. We have found out that it will be hot year around because of being so close to the equator. Good news for me is that it is the largest exporter of tea. It has an incredible amount of wildlife there: Purple-faced Langurs, Asian Elephants, Leopards, Blue Whales, and Green Sea Turtles.
The people who live there are an interesting mix too. 70% follow Buddhism, 13% Hinduism, and 10% Islam. Christians make up about 7% of the population. Ethnicity wise we will meet Sri Lankans, Indians, Dutch, Portugese, English, and Moorish people. Tamil and Sinhalese are the official languages with English being widely used.
There is so much more to learn about this country and its people. I can’t wait to get over there and see it first hand.