Friday, December 2, 2022

Molungyimsen SQC celebrations concludes

The three-day sesquicentennial celebrations (SQC) under the aegis of Molungyimsen Baptist Arogo to mark 150 years of Christianity in Ao region concluded here on Sunday.
The concluding witnessed speakers from various background, who addressed the gathering which were divided into three sessions– morning, afternoon and evening.
Preaching on the theme “A New Vision” regional consultant for economic development and community transformation India, Nepal and Sri Lanka Rev Taku Longkumer appealed to listeners that God was calling people to fulfil His vision and people should commit themselves to it.
He said there would always be excitement when someone with utmost faith felt God’s vision, adding that that was when the transformation began.
Exhorting the congregation, Raya Sabha member Phangnon Konyak reminded all that in order to receive God’s blessings, they should be ready to accept and start working on it.
She also shared her own political journey, which she claimed was through God’s glory. She also appealed to the congregation that God’s blessing always followed everyone when they had faith in God and asked His help sincerely.
Speaking on the occasion, NDPP legislator from Tuli constituency Amenba Yaden mentioned that Ao people should be thankful and take the advantage of receiving Christianity because of God’s grace. “We are eating the fruits planted by Dr Clark,” he remarked, while encouraging all the listeners to walk in unity and faith to fulfil the purpose of God.
Ao Senden Literature Board secretary Temjen Tzudir said ‘Remso O’ Dr EW Clark’s mission to Molungyimsen was not ordinary, but to uplift the people in all sectors despite all odds.
He also encouraged the Sensosanger of Molungyimsen to walk in Dr Clark’s footsteps to seek God wholeheartedly, accept salvation and carry on the legacy of Clark, stressing that only then the people would be able to eat ‘Remso’.
In his greetings, retired senior IPS officer J Bendang acknowledged the organisers and the gathering for successful celebration of the sesquicentennial. He said a person with wisdom and intelligence was not enough as he or she realised God’s plan, adding that only then he or she would be able to live in peace and progress in life
He mentioned that the bridge built between God and Molungyimsen by Dr Clark was aimed at witnessing the glory of God and therefore sought mass participation and sheer commitment.
Temsula Lemtor of ‘Mezüng Nagatsür Ola Mission’ spoke on the topic ‘Tenzükba mapa nung arok shilem’. He expressed gratitude to all organisations from Molungyimsen for contributing towards successfully organising the jubilee. She also encouraged all women to be equal contributors of the society. Encouraging all Sensosanger to unite, she called urged them to walk with God for more progress and to pursue bigger vision through the generations.
On the occasion, convenor of sesquicentennial resolution committee, I Anungba Sanglir presented a four-point resolution, which was accepted by the congregation.
Other who spoke during the three sessions– include Merangkong Baptist Arogo pastor, I Nukshi; Wameken Baptist Arogo pastor, Sentichuba; representative of Mopungchuket Village Council; Prof. M. Alemla of SASRD (NU); Molungyimsen Putu and others while convenor, SQC Planning committee M. Imkongwati Ao gave a brief report about the celebrations.
Old Timer’s a band of 1970 entertained the gatherings with a numbers of songs. Dimapur Molungyimsen Fellowship, Luyong Baptist Arogo Choir and Molungyimsen Arogo Choir also presented songs.
The celebration ended with a play by Youth Ministry, Luyong Baptist Arogo followed by fireworks display and band party carols.
Corrigendum: Apropos the news item published on November 5, the fifth para should be read as exhortation by Anungba Sanglir and not as published.

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