From its ministry center in Nuwara Eliya, Lutheran Hour Ministries-Sri Lanka, known locally as Lanka Hope Media, has been serving the people on this strategic island off the southern coast of India since 2001. Staff and volunteers use Bible Correspondence Courses (BCC), which are available in the Sinhalese and Tamil languages. At these BCC events, cassettes and CDs are distributed. Equipping the Saints (ETS) workshops are held to strengthen local congregations, train Christian people to share the Gospel and help promote ministry center outreach efforts in this country of 20 million people. Additional LHM-Sri Lanka mission efforts have centered on providing assistance to area tsunami victims, through radio programming, Project Connect booklets and dry good items.