Kohima, November 10: A two days 50 years jubilee celebration of the Youth Ministry of Chakhesang Baptist Church Kohima (CBCK) got underway here today at CBCK under the theme “Amaze.” The celebration started with unveiling of jubilee plaque by CBCK senior pastor Rev. Khrotso Mero.
Tremendous changes have taken place within this 50 years span of time, stated jubilee organizing committee convenor Khriehuzo Lohe.
The youth ministry started as a fellowship with only a few people who came to Kohima to pursue higher education. It was in the year 1968 that the Christian Youth Endeavour (CYE) was officially formed, Lohe stated.
He stated that the Youth Ministry of CBCK has become a major department contributing not only in the church, but also representing Chakhesang tribe at various state level programmes.
Weto Losou, secretary, souvenir committee stated that MV Chakhesang, a man of strong conviction put the CYE in its formal ecclesiological shape in 1968 and he (MV Chakhesang) became the first chairman. MV Chakhesang is the retired Additional Director General of Police, Nagaland.
In today’s evening worship service, MV Chakhesang released the 50 year jubilee souvenir while greetings was be shared by Rev. Dr. Vevo Phesao, senior pastor Chakhesang Baptist Church Ministers Hill Kohima and president Kohima Baptist Pastors Fellowship.
Rev. Khrotso Mero spoke on the topic “Marvelous is the God of Ages.”
Earlier, Rev. Vezopa Rhakho and Khriehuzo Lohe led the jubilee plaque unveiling ceremony and worship service respectively while welcome address was delivered by Dr. Vetso Koza.
Meanwhile, the speakers for November 11 services will include Rev. Dr. Vesekhoyi Tetseo, general secretary Asian Pacific Baptist Federation (APBF) and Rev. Dr. Zelhou Keyho, general secretary Nagaland Baptist Church Council.
(Page News Service)