is Helping an Orphanage in Sri Lanka

Jan 21, 2005

Religion that God accepts as pure and faultless is looking after orphans and widows in their distress — commentary by James, the brother of Jesus

We learned about Rev. Jeyanesan’s work in the war-ravaged District of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka when we met him in Israel in 1996. He quickly became our friend as we learned about his mission to care for the orphaned, deserted, malnourished children and widows in the area. Before the tsunami, he had over 2000 children under his care, 320 were orphans. Although much of what they had was destroyed by this disaster, their numbers have grown dramatically because of it; Rev. Jeyanesan is working hard to help each and everyone that comes to him.

Rev. Jeyanesan has risked his life daily to live in this place for 20 years, overseeing several orphanages, vocational training centers, widow empowerment programs, day care centers and several churches.

The “Sri Lanka Relief Fund” has been set up at First Community Bank of Poplar Bluff (account # 00174653) to support Rev. S. Jeyanesan’s ongoing work and ministry to the poor, orphans, and widows on the east coast of Sri Lanka. This is a great way to see the results of the money you donate.

You may also donate online with a credit card or PayPal account. Just click the following button and you will be directed to a donation which will be transferred into the bank account at First Community Bank. You do not have to have a PayPal account to donate this way, it does use PayPay’s engine, but there is a link that says “Don’t have a PayPal account” for just using your credit card.

Visit for more information on St. John’s Orphanage or visit for Rev. Jeyanesan’s updates on the current conditions and relief efforts in the region. For more information email Toni Becker at

All funds collected will be sent directly to Rev. Jeyanesan on January 31 and again on February 28th. is donating $1000 and we urge you to help out too!

Thank you,
Toni & Brian Becker