Dimapur, June 16: The Asia Pacific Baptist Youth Conference was held at the Philippines Baptist Theological Seminary in the city of Baguio from May 21 to 24 on the theme “Making and multiplying disciples” 2 Timothy 2:2. The highlights of the conference included worships, workshops, plenary sessions, devotions, praise & worship, ministry Expo, family groups, cultural presentations, Baguio city tour and youth stage. The conference was attended by 712 young people from 20 countries in Asia Pacific.
Among the conventions, NBCC was the largest number of delegates represented having 70 young people attending the conference in Baguio. A cantamus choir comprised of different tribal Churches in Dimapur & Kohima represented NBCC and performed both in devotionals as well as in cultural programme.
Resource persons and programme participants from Nagaland included Asha Sanchu; Aroko Nagi; Tiakumzuk; Imnatoshi Longkumer; Rev. Vikuo Rhi and Mhaseve Tetseo in praise & worship.
The NBCC team comprising of 22 members visited Manila on May 25&26, and returned to Nagaland on May 28.
The NBCCYD has meanwhile congratulated the newly elected team of APBY leadership led by (Steve Dixon, from Baptist Convention of Australia as chair, Jacob Cobtea of Baptist Church of Mizoram as vice chair; Ireina Ruth, Union of Indonesian Baptist Churches; Lakna Premawardane, Baptist Churches of Sri Lanka; Za Uk Sang, Myanmar Baptist Convention and Franco Ferrer, Luzon Convention Southern Baptist Churches.
The next APBY conference shall be hosted by the Malaysia Baptist Convention in 2024, informed Rev. Vikup Rhi, youth secretary, NBCC, in a release.
(Page News Service)