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Book on ‘Journey of an evangelist’ released

By EMN Updated: Nov 21, 2022 10:03 pm

Dimapur, Nov. 21 (EMN): A book titled ‘Journey of an evangelist- ministry of J Onen Ao’, written by Rev. O Alem, was formally released on November 20 by Chubatemjen, associate pastor, Ao Baptist Church Padumpukhuri.

The book is the 64th publication of PenThrill, an update informed.

In the author’s introduction, Rev. O Alem appealed the readers to look at the book through the lens of an evangelist. “For Nagas, it is important to realise that an evangelist is someone who is willing to sacrifice his life for Christ. If I have to say about this book in one sentence, then it would be, ‘Stories of how God worked aptly with His people’”, he noted.

The book is based on the life story of late J Onenlepden Ao, father of the author, who took the gospel to the eastern Nagas tribes namely Sangtam, Chang, Yimkhiung, Phom and Khiamniungan.

The author also thanked Sentinaro Longkumer for translating the book and for helping him formulate the chapters and assisting him in the formation of the book. He further thanked his “daughter and son-in-law who took all the pain in editing the manuscript to make reading more comfortable and my beloved wife, whose constant encouragement kept me in the process of writing.”

The book carries a blurb by Rev. Dr. A. Temjen Jamir, Principal of Clark Theological College, who stated that “The journey of an evangelist in the person of Rev. J Onen Ao (Onenlepden) authored by Rev. O Alem is a priceless and unique contribution. This book will be a source of inspiration for all the believers in the church for their faith and ministry and especially for the committed young people who are interested in the Lord’s ministry in cross cultural contexts.”

The author Rev. O Alem Ao surrendered his life to Christ and committed to serve God in the year 1961. He was later ordained by ABAM (Ao Baptist Arogo Mungdang), Impur in 1979 and subsequently conferred Professor by Clark Theological College in 1984. He also served as Principal of Clark Theological College from 1981-2000, Executive Secretary of Ao Baptist Church Association from 2001-2011 and Principal of Discipleship Bible College, Mt. Miracle, Dimapur from 2014-2017.

Rev. O Alem Ao hails from Changki village under Mokokchung district and received his high school education from Guwahati University, it stated.

By EMN Updated: Nov 21, 2022 10:03:28 pm