“Due to this church being built in our area, many families are coming to know Jesus and worship Him.” After the civil war in Sri Lanka ended in 2009, many Christians returned home to find their church buildings in ruins and with no resources to rebuild them. Barnabas has provided funds for 17 new buildings, and 20 more are planned.
In countries where Christians are poor or face repressive restrictions, they may be prevented from buying, building, repairing or extending their buildings. Those they have may be closed or destroyed, and they may be forbidden by law from meeting elsewhere. The lack of a building makes worship and ministry difficult and can rob a congregation of respect and dignity.
Other recent Barnabas projects include completing a church for Christian refugees from Burma in Thailand, purchasing a church building in Tajikistan, and roofing new churches in Burundi.