Evangelical relief workers have reached Sri Lanka, which has been a hotbed of religious contention since long before the tsunami. Christian missionaries there claim persecution at the hands of the Buddhist majority, citing the more than 100 churches which have been attacked by Buddhist extremists; and Buddhists charge that Christians are converting children and the suffering from their traditional religions through coercive means and have attempted to pass anti-conversion laws. Walking blithely into this fight are a dozen Texans from the Antioch Community Church who claim to be a “‘plain vanilla NGO that does aid work,'” but have staged plays about Jesus, had children draw pictures of him, and held prayer groups to try to heal injured Sri Lankans. Their efforts are angering local Christian leaders who say that the proselytizing might well cause a backlash against Sri Lankan Christians and worsen the existing situation.