Dimapur, January 13: The 3-day 11th Annual Conference of Association of the Gorkha Baptist Churches of Nagaland, AGBCN on the theme “New life, New vision” hosted by Nepali Baptist Church Phek at Christian Mission Higher Secondary School, Phek concluded on Sunday.
Deputy Commissioner of Phek, Orenthung Lotha who exhorted the Nepali community today called upon them to think of making contribution in the places they stay. He also encouraged them to uphold the tradition of hardworking and humbleness.
Pastor of Phek Town Baptist Church Thepuchuyi Khesoh as the main speaker of the conference dwelled on the conference theme from Isaiah 44: 18-19 in the devotional service and also touched on the topics “God’s vision for you” in the inaugural service on January 11 and “New vision for missions” in the closing service held Sunday evening.
AGBCN Women Secretary, Shanti Pradhan as the speaker of Saturday vespers service shared on “Your future lay within you” from Jeremiah 29:11.
Pastor Surjay B Sapkota, NBC Kohima and Pastor Dawa Lama NBC Zunheboto conducted the morning Bible studies.
Business session with planeries for the welfare and mission works of the Council on Saturday, wherein reports for the year 2018 of various departments including the Church & Mission, Women, Youth, Resource & Development and Pastors’ Fellowship were presented by respective secretaries and chairman.
Special music cultural presentations by member churches and Phek Town Baptist Church choir were also the attractions of the conference.
Pastor of Bible Hill Baptist Church Phek Rev Nuvosai Vese, Vice Chairman of Oriental College Kohima, Gopal Basnet, Associate Pastor of PTBC Vesatolu Chuzho, AGBCN chairman Tek Gurung and Pastor of Ao Baptist Church Phek Rev. T Alem also exhorted the congregation during the three day services.
Besides the devotion and prayer services, the conference was marked by bidding farewell to outgoing Women Secretary Shanti Pradhan, who served for two terms and also installation of new Women Secretary Beena Thapa by AGBCN Executive Secretary Santabir Rai.
Meanwhile, the AGBCN Executive Council lauded the efforts of NBC Phek in hosting the conference which commenced on January 11 had around 250 delegates from 31 affiliated Nepali and Gorkha Baptist churches and fellowships across the State. (Page News Service)