The Baptist Churches are celebrating 175th years of the coming of the gospel in the northeast India. The first American Baptist missionary landed in Assam in 1836. The humble effort must have been an unnoticeable little spark but it soon spread like a wild fire. Ever since then, thousands of sons and daughters of the soil have been called to serve our regions as evangelists, missionaries, pastors, association & convention leaders, deacons, secretaries, doctors, nurses, teachers, government officials, etc. & etc. The Baptist family have grown into one million members and 7000 Churches today.
The God of the Bible continues to call young men and women to follow him. Some fervently pray, others sacrificially give, and still others go to distant places to make known the Love of God. We are grateful to God for such a rich continued legacy in the northeast region of India.
The God of the Bible is not only the Creator of all, but also the Saviour of all. He cares for all who are in need. He continues to reach out the needy through his faithful followers even in our days.
A Series of Mission Consultation:
Most Baptist Churches are very mission minded but most Churches engage in missions independently without networking with their association or convention. Henceforth, the Council has begun a special effort to streamline the mission works of our Churches by conducting a series of mission consultation for the Church leaders. I had the privilege to be one of the resource persons.
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TLA/CBCNEI Pastors Conference: 59 Pastors stayed four and half days learning how to preach, how to disciples, and how to lead the Church for global mission. Seventeen pastors were from Mumbai. The program was fully sponsored by TLA ministries. Dr. Asangla and Ms Boinu Singson coordinated the program. In the evaluation session, most Pastors were very grateful for the program. They told that they have not attended such an excellent program before. They requested for more of such trainings in the days to come.
Family front: Children are doing fine. Sonam will be travelling to Europe to fulfil the course requirement in Architecture. She will need Visa for European Union and also visa for return to US. Please uphold her in your prayers. Neema is doing her first year Pre-Med at Huazhong University, Wuhan in China. She is having her exams. We hope to see her in July. Joshua is junior in high school. He is preparing for SAT and looking for a college that would offer a better scholarship. He will also appreciate your prayers. Our Children’s education is one of our major prayer concerns. We request you to pray with us.
Please pray for the events in April where I shall be involved:
• Hostel Ministry Board (April 10)
• Theological Education Board (April 12)
• Medical Board (April 18-19)
• The 75th Years Celebration of NBCC in Kohima (April 16-21)
• The Executive Committee (April 26-27)
• The 62nd Annual conference of CBCNEI in Hamren (April 27-30)
Thanks for your continued support and encouragement.