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Kiphire church members trek to Saramati

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By EMN Updated: Oct 22, 2018 12:15 am
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Members of the KTBL “Solace Team” at Saramati.

Dimapur, Oct. 21 (EMN): A group of 18 church members forming the “Solace Team” from Kiphire Town Baptist Lithro trekked to Mount Saramati, on October 19.
A note from the Kiphire Town Baptist Lithro on Sunday informed that they trekked to the peak as part of a community activity themed “trekking for magnificent Creator.” The trekkers gave accounts of their journey to Saramati.
Saramati is a peak rising above the surrounding peaks at the mountainous border of Nagaland state, India and the Sagaing Region, Burma. It is located near Tuensang town, Tuensang district and Thanamir village in the Kiphire district of Nagaland.

The team was led by a home evangelist and a deacon. The trekkers said to have started from Kiphire on October 18 and reached Thanamir around 8:30 am. The church elders and the pastor of Thanamir Village welcomed the team, offered them hot tea and then had a fellowship together, the press release stated.

Along with two local guides and five labourers from Thanamir village, the team started off. The first group reached the base camp around 2:00 pm followed by the rest of the team the same day, the organisers informed.

‘We lodged at the base camp and early next morning on 19th October, the team started again around 1:15 am and after a trilling climb the first group reached the peak of Saramati around 4:50 am.

The rising of the Sun around 4:50-5:00 am was a glorious view from the top of Saramati. By 5:40 am all the members in the group reached the top,’ the updates explained.

“Standing on the border of Myanmar with a field of clouds on one side and a magnificent view on the other, the team had a fellowship and present one special song in praise of the wonderful creation of God.

Thereafter, the team laid one memorial stone in scripted the word of God from the book of psalms 30:7 and all the names of the trekking team.”
Calling the trek thrilling, and tiring yet refreshing, the team said to have returned from the peak around 7:30 am. They reached Thanamir at 2:30 pm, the organisers said.

The team expresses gratitude to Thanamir Baptist Church for the hospitality, and to a number of private citizens namely Yangkhumse, Lichumse, Ghoito and Taliba for providing vehicles to and from Kiphire to Thanamir.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 22, 2018 12:15:33 am