During the second half of 2012 Standing Strong through the Storm (SSTS) programmes were held in Mullaitivu, Mannar, Kalutara and Avissawella. The SSTS programmes were attended by Pastors and workers who hold leadership positions in their churches. The facilitators at these seminars were from Colombo Theological Seminary, Lanka Bible College and the NCEASL. The participants were very enthusiastic and benefited much from these seminars. As one of the participants stated “when we go through trials and tribulations God is there to strengthen us. There were many important things that were discussed. May the Lord use these sessions to minister to many others as well. May God bless everyone who made this event possible for us”.