Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mission Sunday 3 Nov, 2013

Time: 11 AM
Venue: EBCC Delhi Church, Nasirpur

Save some by snatching them from the fire. Fearing God, have mercy on some, hating even the clothing contaminated by their sinful urges.
Jude 1:23

Chairman of the Tualsung Baptist Missions Committee N. Vumsuan delivered a welcome address.

Rev Khamkholun, Director (Missions) EBCC Headquarters, had addressed the gathering of all the departments of the two EBCC churches of Delhi on the occasion of the first joint Mission Motivational Meet on Saturday the 2ndNovember, 2013 at EBCC Delhi Church, Nasirpur.

When he stood in the pulpit on Sunday morning, he turned to the word of God as written in Saint John 4:35 –Don’t you have a saying, ‘Four more months and then it’s time for harvest’? Look, I tell you: open your eyes and notice that the fields are already ripe for the harvest; and to Saint Matthew 9:37-38 that says,Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.
As the director’s stay in Delhi coincides with the Mission Sunday observed on the first Sunday of every year throughout the various Churches of EBCC, he had planned to make use of the occation to best serve EBC's commitment and the duties of each Church toward the saving work as commissioned by the Bible.

Due to the broad based commitment of EBCC, even the assurance given to the FMPB mission in Batala had not been fully fulfilled till date. The shanties wherein missionaries and local converts hold worship services need up gradation, a number of ongoing construction works and land acquisition projects has to be completed with a bit of fund injected into the system.

Still photos showing the various missionary fields and the people there reminded the congregation of the achievements and tasks lying ahead of the Church hundred years after its establishment. The gospel has been taken to Karbi Anglong, Dhemaji, Tejpur and other administrative regions in the state of Assam. In West Bengal the gospel has been established in Bhutabari which is located at a walking distance from Bagdogra Airport. In Nepal, the word of God is making headways under the auspices of the second generation local workers. Remittance from Nepalese Diaspora pouring in, the mission is on the lookout for land for construction of building.  Manipur Mission has 35 workers with 22 Churches/fellowships. During the recent time Paite Veng, Imphal alongwith Nambol and Thoubal districts emerged as hotspots of the remarkable gospel movement in the state.

Himself a cruel duel amid the culture of streets fights of the late 1960s and early 70s, Khamkholun has advocated the case for aggressive approach to save the lost soul. He referred to Jude 1:23 stressing the urgency to save some by snatching them from the fire. Taking cue from Matthew 21:43 the Director warned that in the event of inaction or passive response, the privilege and commission entitled to a Christian in the Kingdom of God is liable to be forfeited.  A Christian has a responsibility of rescuing those who are being taken captive to death and to hold them back (Proverbs 24:11). Among the various modes of rendering missionary work, giving of offers is according to the reverend, the easiest way. It’s not quite as tortuous as sweating it out in prayer or braving the not-so-friendly strange authorities, insects, topography, climate and language to spread the gospel. It’s one thing to pool up about 4,30,000 INR through tithes (3,73,790), Faith Money (41,240), Mission Sunday Offering (12,560) and others from the ladies and fasting teams, but battling it out in prayer or literally living up to the commission is something else.

Blessing through benediction was administered by Upa H. Kamsuanthang.