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Various organizations hold conferences

KOHIMA/DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/12/2019 11:36:47 AM IST

A number of organizations have been holding their annual and general conferences in the period between 2018 and 2019. The following are reports of the conferences of Chakhroma Baptist Thenuko Krotho, Gorkha Baptist Churches Nagaland, Pesocha Baptist Khriesarüü Krotho, Lotha Middle Range Students’ Union, Southern Angami Youth Union, Angami Catholic Union and Langpangkong Kaketshir Mongdang.

CBTK Women’s Conference underway in Medziphema: The 58th Chakhroma Baptist Women’s (Chakhroma Baptist Thenuko Krotho - CBTK) Conference began on January 11 after a solemn inaugural ceremony dedicated by Rev. Lhouzoviu Shüya at Sepruoliezie Baptist Church, Medziphema town. The conference will end on January 13.

A press release by CBTK president Vilezono Khroitsu and secretary, Neibounuo Khro stated that in his dedicatory address, Rev. Lhouzoviu called upon all Christians to be true to God, reposing faith in Him which would ultimately serve the purpose of God’s love through His blessings. 

Altogether, 818 women members from 36 Churches under Chakhroma region have registered and the host Church expressed confidence that participation of members will easily cross the estimated 1500. Chakhroma Baptist Thenuko Krotho (CBTK) conducts its general convention every three years and the one underway is one of the largest with the most participation to date.

Resource speakers include Ravikhoü Kera, director, ABTK; Neisewheno Siria, chaplain, White Memorial Ministry, CBCNEI; Visasieü Dolie, NBCC women secretary and Müzivolü Thakro, chairperson, TBC, Chümoukedima.

Gorkha Baptist Churches annual conference begins: The 11th Annual Conference of the Association of the Gorkha Baptist Churches Nagaland (AGBCN), hosted by Nepali Baptist Church Phek, commenced on January 11 under the theme “New life, New vision” at Christian Mission Higher Secondary School, Phek.

The inaugural service was marked by the AGBCN vice chairman, Rev Narendra Subba, unfurling the council flag.

A press release from AGBCN council secretary, Moon Thabah stated that Phek Town Baptist Church pastor, Thepuchuyi Khesoh was the main speaker and he dwelt on the topic “God’s vision for you” from John 15:16.

Pastor of Bible Hill Baptist Church Phek, Rev Nuvosai Vese and vice chairman of Oriental College Kohima, Gopal Basnet, also exhorted the gathering.

AGBCN executive secretary Santabir Rai made the introductions and also led in adoption of the conference program.

Besides devotion and prayer services, the conference will include a business session on Saturday and morning Bible studies.

The conference, to conclude on January 13 evening, has more than 250 delegates from affiliated Nepali and Gorkha Baptist Churches across the State.

PBKK Conference & Songfest underway: The Pesocha Baptist Khriesarüü Krotho (PBKK) Houzha mu Tsalinyi Va-43 (43rd convention and song festival), under the theme “Called and chosen” (2 Peter 1: 3-15) started on January 11 at Chüziema ground hosted by Chüziema Baptist Church (CBC). 

A press release from the PBKK organisers stated that the conference & songfest is held every four years, with all youths from 32 Northern Angami Baptist Churches and one fellowship. The registration desk recorded 1026 delegates including Church leaders, organisers and other individuals.

The service was led by Kethovilie Sachü, vice president PBKK, and Dziesevituo Zatsu and Keneinuo were the cantor and pianist. Scripture was read by Vilakuo Mezhier, Rüsoma BKK. Special praises were presented by Thejaneinuo Kiewhuo, Chedema BKK, Botsa BKK, Tuophema BKK, Chiecha Basa BKK and word recitation by Ziezou BKK. Greetings was delivered by Rüguolie Haralu, president PBKK.

Later in the second session, a choir and solo singing competition was conducted. The judges for this were Khrietuolie Sorhie, music secretary PBKK, Rheizetuoü Sorhie, assistant music secretary PBKK, Kenongol Tase, music secretary Japfüphiki BKK Khriephreo Vimerha, music secretary, CBKK and Sedevikho Gwirie, music secretary, NBKK. It was compered by Keneihekhonuo Sachü and Ruokuoneituo Zhale.

The speakers for the three-day program are Rev. Tseibu Rutsa, president, Leaders for Christ International, Dr. Kethoser Kevichüsa, speaker RZIM, Kehovi Tase, JBCC and Ruokuoleü Seyie, associate pastor, Peraciezie Baptist Church.

The praise and worship was led by Koinonia Baptist Church youth praise team.

On Saturday, Kehovi Tase, travelling pastor & field secretary, Japfüphiki Baptist Church Council was the speaker in the morning service on the theme “Where can I go from your Spirit” (Psalms139: 7). The event will culminate on Sunday after worship service.

LMRSU holds general conference: Lotha Middle Range Students’ Union (LMRSU) held its 13th General Conference under the theme “Wisdom is more important than knowledge” from January 9 to 11 at Akuk Village. 

A press release from LMRSU stated that Nagaland conservator of forests, Y.M. Jami, graced the evening session of the second day as special guest. In his speech, he emboldened the students to look beyond government jobs and explore other opportunities in which they can excel. He also highlighted the pattern of landholding in Nagaland where only 11 % of the forest area is controlled by the government and the remaining area is owned by the community. 

Jami also stated that natural resources could be utilized not only to earn a livelihood but also to create opportunities for others as well. He added that this however should be done remembering to make sure it is a sustainable practice in order to conserve and protect the resources and wildlife of the region.

The release also stated that EAC Sanis, James Renpi Kikon also give a presentation on career guidance for competitive exams.

Advisor for Horticulture, Mhathung Yanthan graced the conference as special guest, and Y. L Jami, spoke on the theme “Wisdom is more important than knowledge.”

Pastor, Meshangpen Village Baptist Church, Emithung Lotha prayed and blessed the new team of LMRSU.

32nd SAYU conference commences: The 32nd Southern Angami Youth Union (SAYU) conference hosted by Viswema Christian Revival Church (VCRC) commenced on January 11. It will culminate on January 13.

A press release from SAYU information and publicity committee convener, Neiketou Theyo stated that on the first day, Rev. Dr. N. Paphino, president NCRC inaugurated the conference hall and invoked God’s blessings. 

Rev. N. Paphino and Rev. Razouvizo Tetso, NCRC evangelist were the speakers while Viswema Christian Youth presented a special number followed by lightning of 32 candles symbolizing the 32nd session. More than 500 delegates from 14 Southern Angami Christian Revival Churches (CRCs) are attending the conference.

ACU leaders meet and convention: Angami Catholic Union (ACU) is holding its 2nd Leaders Meet and 11th Convention under the theme, “Rooted and Build up in Christ”, at the campus of St. Clare Higher Secondary School (SCHSS) at Phevima (Kacharigoan) in Dimapur from January 11.

A press release from ACU publicity committee member, Max Marius Khieya stated that Vikepelhou Lucas Meyase and R. Rocus Chasie were the resource persons on Saturday. R. Rocus Chasie spoke on the topic, “Catholic Social Teaching”. Speaking in the second session, Chasie also talked about “Christian life”. The speaker stressed on integrating one’s faith in the workplace while speaking on the topic “Exemplary Catholic in Workplace”. Chasie asked the gathering to make “work” a “prayer”.

Earlier, during the first session, Vikepelhou Lucas Meyase spoke on the theme, “Family - The Miniature Church”.

In the third session, Angami priests and nuns and five ACU regions - Chakhro Angami Catholic Union (CACU), Northern Angami Catholic Union (NACU) , Kohima Town Angami Catholic Union (KTACYA), Western Angami Catholic Union (WACU) and Southern Angami Union (SACU) presented songs as part of a talent showcase.

Participants attended Eucharist in the morning where Rev. Fr. P.J Thomas, parish priest, Holy Cross Dimapur officiated and Angami Catholic Women Association choir led the songs. Later in the evening, participants took part in “adoration & healing” service led by Tabor Ministry.

Chosel Joseph and Thekrunei Edward invoked God’s blessings; Vizohenuo Victoria and Rovikono Roselyn read from the Bible; Kikruneilie Clement and Viketo Linus pronounced benediction during different programs.

About 500 delegates from all Angami inhabited areas of Kohima and Dimapur are attending the ACU leaders meet and convention. The three-day ACU meet hosted by St. Leo Church, Phevima will culminate on Sunday.

LKM conference concludes: The Langpangkong Kaketshir Mongdang (LKM) conference 2019 held in Akhoya under the theme “Pokchi Yonrak”, concluded with advisor for Industries & Commerce, NIDC, Imnatiba as the guest of honour. 

Imnatiba, in his speech emphasized on the importance of a “sports vision” for a player, choosing their interest wisely and finding a game they fit in. He added that commitment was the basis of excelling in any field, even up to the national and international levels. Imnatiba suggested that it will be good if sponsor’s scheme for sports are promoted with a view to support and encourage talent and create a pool of sportspersons. He said that life had many options and it was the need of the hour to create a new generation of globally conscious youth passionate about bringing lasting change. 

Imlimeren Jamir, director Rural Development exhorted the student community based on the topic “Know your potential.” He spoke on the importance of planning a career and knowing the self and asked the students where they stood in the present ever changing competitive world.

The program was chaired by outgoing official of LKM, Amenla. Akhoya Baptist Church associate pastor invoked God’s presence for the program followed by a brief flashback of the whole event by the media & publicity committee.

Mapulila Imsong presented a song and Oshilu Jamir, secretary for local planning committee Akhoya and I Chubasenba Lkr, convenor LKM planning committee thanked all those who helped organize and conduct the conference.

Meanwhile, the 32nd LKM general conference nominated a new set of office-bearers to lead the 33rd LKM for the tenure 2019-2023 on January 11 at the Akhoya Students’ Library & Conference Hall. The team is led by Washimong (Wameken) as president, Tiakumzuk (Chuchuyimlang) as vice president, and Temjentoshi (Changtongya) as general secretary, with five others.

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