The Standing Strong through the Storm (SSTS) seminar was held for Leaders and Pastors from Puttalam and Hatton on 27th – 29th August and 4th – 6th September, 2013 respectively. The venue for the Puttalam pastors was at Sanctuary House, Pamunugama and for Hatton pastors at Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Lanka, Rehabilitation & Training Center, Rothes Estate, Hatton. The resource persons at the seminar were from NCEASL’s Missions and Evangelism Commission. The importance of such seminars, was clearly reflected when one of the participants stated “When persecution comes along, like Jesus’ disciples, we ask questions, we question our destination, we try to see whether God is with us, we fear, we lose hope etc. But this seminar taught us how to face persecution and how a Christian could be a blessing to the family, the society and the nation. This seminar is a blessing to my ministry”.