Pastor Paraneeswaran accepted the Lord Jesus Christ 20 years ago and decided to serve the Lord in Kilinochchi. He ministered to a small flock of believers from a kadjan (coconut leaf thatched roof) hut which served as his church. At the height of the ethnic war, he moved to Manik Farm (a camp for Internally Displaced Persons) with 20 members from his church in search of safety. While he was at the camp he came to know NCEASL which provided him with day to day needs, clothes, Bibles and hymn books. These Bibles enabled him to continue ministering to a small group of people even whilst living in the camp.
After the war ended the pastor, his wife and two daughters returned to their village to find his house and church both destroyed. As they met under a temporary shed to worship God, he and his congregation prayed fervently to God for a new church building. Even though they had lost everything like Job, Pastor Paraneeswaran believed that God would one day restore and bless him with a double portion of all what he had lost.
Pastor Paraneeswaran thanks God for His faithfulness in making his dream to own a permanent church structure a reality. Now he and his flock regularly worship the Lord and fellowship with one another in the new church premises. NCEASL’s Missions department is happy to have assisted Pastor Paraneeswaran during his trying and difficult times and bless his ministry.