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Mrs. Vathani, spouse and ministry partner of Rev. Daniel, superintendent of the Sri Lanka District, passed away 6 March following a brave battle against illness.

Hermann Gschwandtner, former field strategy coordinator for South Asia, of which Sri Lanka is a part, penned the following words about Vathani:

“With great sadness we have heard about the recent passing of our sister Vathani…. Since the beginning of the work in Sri Lanka in the fall of 1999, Rev. Daniel and his wife have served the church. They started the first JESUS Film team in the country and organized the first Church of the Nazarene.

“For many years they did not just house the church in Hali-Ela, but also started dozens of churches and housed regular training sessions for new pastors via South Asia Nazarene Bible College (SANBC). Sister Vathani was herself a graduate of SANBC.”

Vathani also leaves behind four sons (from left in photo): Oshan, Anushan, Dishan and Joy Krishan.

Please pray not only for Vathani’s family as they grieve the loss of wife and mother, but for the church in Sri Lanka, as they honor her dedication and passion for the gospel by carrying on her legacy.

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