The Standing Strong Through the Storm seminar held for the Pastors’ Fellowship of Polonnaruwa addressed topics on how to live triumphantly through struggles and persecutions, the importance of balancing family life and developing a strong fellowship among churches and within the church.
The three day seminar which was held on 12th-14th June at Dambulu Oya Family Park, Dambulla, was attended by 40 participants. The pastors were also encouraged to write down a social action plan they could carry out in their villages together with their church members. Some of the social activities planned were distributing food and personal products to a home for disabled persons, providing financial help for persons with kidney ailments, gifting a wheel chair to a handicapped father and helping him to start a livelihood, setting up free medical clinics, cleaning and painting the village hospital, mending the village roads, etc. These activities will be conducted with the help of volunteers and church members from the village, fulfilling the vision of serving the community we live in through the church.