Kohima, September 24: Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chakhesang Baptist Church Ministers’ Hill (CBCMH), Kohima has conducted ‘Revival on Wheels-a devotional worship service, on streets of the state capital Kohima on Thursday.
Rev. Dr Vevo Phesao, The senior pastor at CBCMH, Kohima, said that Nagaland, particularly Kohima have become a “very big mission field” and there is a need to share the love of God. People need to hear the voice of the church leaders to re-assure citizens that all is not lost yet, he said.
Through the programme, the church intended to reassure citizens of Kohima that God has not forsaken us. Therefore, the people do not really have to be panic about the pandemic, the senior pastor said.
While following the medical experts and the SOPs issued by the government, the church felt the need to do its part, which is, sharing the gospel that God is love, he added.
“We need to care for each other, we need to love one another, we need to protect one another and need to live in harmony”, he said.
Phesao, who is also the former president of Kohima Baptist Pastor Fellowship added that he felt the need to pray for the government of the day, frontline workers, medical experts, news fraternity etc.
“We also need a great wave of revival”. He said that God in his own time will visit the people. But we also need to pray more that a societal transformation will come through prayers, through conducting the worship services, and preaching the word of God to people who are in need for spiritual strength, he said.
So far, the church has conducted the outdoor worship services at various colonies and different pockets of Kohima including PWD, Para-medical, Old and New Ministers’ Hill. On Thursday, the services were at three locations including Old MLA hostel junction, PHQ Junction, and New Minister’s Hill near Cathedral.
‘Revival on wheels’ was started for quite some time and it will continue to go on from time to time, he added.
According to Phesao, the outdoor worship services making a “very positive impact”. They received messages from different people saying that this is the need of the hour. During the programmes, they have come various families including non-Nagas coming to receive the message of God.
While the doors of the churches are open to people who wants to come, we must also do our best to maintain SOPs and take all kinds of preventive measures in the churches as well, he said.
The senior pastor thanked the district administration, municipal council, traffic police, and citizens for allowing them to conduct the service smoothly.
The devotional service was conducted by observing social distancing and wearing of face mask. The entire service was also streamed live on the CBCMH’s social media handles. (Page News Service)