Dzülhami Church celebrates 75th anniversary
Dimapur, Dec. 22: Seventy five years commemoration of Dzülhami Baptist Church (DBC) which began on December 17 on the theme “We will serve the lord “came to a fruitful conclusion on December 19 with lighting of candles by members of Sunday School Children Choir who also sang ‘Go light the world’ at Dzülhami Baptist Church.
Pastor DBC, Punusho Naroh, in his message, told that in the year 1941, late Rev. Duporü Vasa, late Besüsho Ringa, late Satso Vasa, late Molhüyi Shijo accepted Jesus Christ and continued to be steadfast in their faith and spread the good news. On May 20, 1989, the whole populace of Dzülhami village made a declaration to embrace Christianity.
On Sunday morning service, executive secretary of Chakhesang Baptist Church Council, Rev. Dr. Vezopa Tetseo preached the gospel on the topic “God’s faithfulness.” In his message, he said jubilee is a time of retrospection to evaluate our life and ministry as individuals and church to plan for future course of action for soul saving ministry.
In the evening service, president of Chakhesang Baptist Church Council, Rev. Khrütsoyi Lürüo said the early Christians were persecuted, despised, rejected from family, ex-communicated from social life and even driven away from village boundaries. In the midst of such trials, early believers loved and cared for each other which convinced the non-believers that they are worshipping the true and living God.
“What we are today is only because of the patience and perseverance of the early Christians which we must reflect upon now,” said Rev. Luruo.
Executive secretary of SABAK, Pughoboto, Rev. P Hotokhu Zhimomi and chairman of Chozuba Area Baptist Church Council, Vekusa Lohe greeted the congregation.
The programme concludes with invoking of God’s blessings followed by jubilee feast.
Dzülha is the last Chakhesang village along the Zunheboto state highway. The village has a panoramic view of various mountain ranges and also boasts a view of 290 plus villages.