Dimapur, October 1: The Quasqui-Centennial Jubilee celebration of Yikhum Baptist Church commenced on September 30 and will conclude on October 2.
On the first day of the celebration, Rev John Ovung, Former executive secretary LBCA unveiled and dedicated the Jubilee monolith and the Jubilee Convention hall was inaugurated by Rev. Achumo Kithan, Pastor Tchuphyangza Baptist Ekhumko on the first day of the jubilee.
On the second day of Quasqui-Centennial Jubilee celebration, theme speaker Rev. Dr. Mar Pongener, on behalf of Ao Arogo Mundang (ABAM) greeted the people of Yikhum Village and thanked Yikhum Baptist Church for inviting them to speak and sing (by ABAM Choir). He also extended his heartfelt congratulations to Yikhum Baptist Church for completion of 125 years Quasqui- Centennial Jubilee after its establishment in the year 1923.
He reminded the gathering that it was through God’s grace that ABAM managed to extend the little bit of support towards the establishment of Lotha Baptist Churches Association way back in 1923 and through all this historical events and realities that happened strongly serves to witness the relationship between ABAM and Yikhum Church.
Sharing the story of Yikhum Baptist Church which began in year 1898, he shared the story of two persons from Yikhum Village who brought Christianity in the village.
Nkhao Jungi, the first convert Christian received baptism at Impur on October 2, 1898 and Shanjamo Jungi (Younger brother of Nkhao Jungi) baptized and studied at Impur and became the second convert Christian from Yikhum Village. Both of them married Ao ladies, Nukshila and Nuksangla from the same village (Longpa).
Acknowledging the presence of God, the speaker believed that this jubilee celebration will be a blessed one for Yikhum village and the Lotha community in days to come.
Earlier, ABAM choirs enthralled the gathering with beautiful gospel numbers.
R. Zanbemo Kithan, Pastor Yikhum BC, acknowledged the ABAM delegates with mementos and other gifts.
The programme was chaired by Chenirao Jungi, Invocation prayer by Atul Gogoi, Missionary, Dhemaji, Assam and Benediction by Roland Ngullie, Pastor Senjum Yan Baptist Ekhumkho.
(Page News Service)