Church celebrates silver jubilee
Source: The Sangai Express
Kangpokpi, January 19 2017:
Commemorating its 25 years of existence, Gopibung Baptist Church under Champhai Sub-Division in Kangpokpi district today celebrated its silver jubilee at the Church campus at Gopibung village, our correspondent reports.
Established on January 19, 1992, the Church celebrated its 25 years of existence based on Psalm 48:1(b) "Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise" with Pastor Lunkholal Haokip, KBC No 5 as the main speaker of the event.
Reverend S Singson, KBC founder, unveiled the monolith erected to commemorate the Church's silver jubilee while Reverend Helen Singsit, general secretary, FMPB NEI released the jubilee souvenir.
Lhunthang Kipgen, vice president of KBC hoisted the jubilee flag.
A condolence service was also conducted in honour of the late Church members.
Gopibung village chief Lammang Singsit narrated the brief history of the village and the Church and presented gifts to the dignitaries on the occasion.
Pastor Lhunkholal Kipgen, Hemang Singsit (on behalf of local MLA Nemcha Kipgen) and various other village chiefs and Church leaders spoke on the auspicious occasion.
A jubilee feast and display of cultural dance marked the occasion.