Monday, January 18, 2021

AGBCN general conference concludes

Dimapur, January 12: The three-day 12th annual general conference of Association of Gorkha Baptist Churches Nagaland (AGBCN) concluded today at its mission centre in Singrijan, Dimapur.
The conference was held on the theme “Rooted and growing in Christ” – Colossions 2:7 with Pastor of Christian City Church, Macky City, Australia, Peter Loosemore as the main speaker. He encouraged the congregation to have the spiritual trust to know Jesus Christ from the core of one’s heart and receive the living water.
Saying that many people have God in their head but don’t accept him from within the heart, he said one needs the Holy Spirit to be guided towards the living God.
The speaker also conducted special prayers for healing and acceptance. Pastor of GBC Diphupar, Gideon Gurung and Pastor of GBC Khehokhu, Binod Lama conducted Bible study in the morning session.
On the last day today, proprietor of Model English School Mon, Raju Thapa and Pastor of Murise Baptist Church, Tsaose Sangtam shared greetings. Nepali Baptist Church Tuensang led in praise and worship while special music and cultural presentation were made by the different churches.
Marking the conference, affiliation of NBC Jessami, Manipur was accepted as associate member, taking the total affiliation to 50 churches under the association.
Special prayers were also held for the families of three Nepali/Gorkha reverends – Rev B Amos, Rev K Mero and Rev C P Sharma, who passed away last year.
The business session was held under the chairmanship of AGBCN chairman Tek Gurung wherein reports were presented by AGBCN executive secretary Santabir Rai, mission secretary Hari Magar, women secretary Beena Thapa, youth secretary Sishir Gurung, chairman Pastors’ Fellowship Pastor Surjay B Sapkota and resource & development committee Chupaman Rai.
Agendas brought forth for the welfare and uplift of the association by various churches were also deliberated.
The conference was hosted by seven Nepali/Gorkhali Baptist Churches comprising of Diphupar, Khehokhu, Padumpukhuri, Xukiye, Zaka, Nikiqhe and Khushiabill villages of Dimapur district.
Altogether 400 delegates and believers from 40 Nepali and Gorkha churches from different parts of the State and also Assam and Manipur attended the conference. (Page News Service)