‘We Can’ ministry for differently-abled launched
Dimapur, August 4
Coinciding with the traditional Tsungremmomg festival, the Kohima Ao Baptist Youth has launched a new ministry called ‘We Can’, a ministry to work for the differently abled persons. After the formal launching of the programme in Kohima on August 3, director, Kohima Ao Baptist Youth Department, Tiatoshi Longkumer said the youth have been praying for a long time seeking God to give a clear vision to serve the people in a more effective and comprehensive way and added that God has given the wisdom and vision to serve the purpose.
Longkumer said the youth took the mission as a challenge to reach out to those who are being deprived by the society and sometimes even by the churches. “The youth department felt the need to go to those special people to share the love of God with them at their homes as they cannot come to the churches themselves,” he said.
He disclosed that the youth department started within the Ao community in Kohima as a humble beginning and expressed hope to move the ministry more comprehensively and inclusive of all tribes, within and outside Kohima.
Youth leaders representing all seven colonies of Kohima visited the identified houses on Saturday and gave away small tokens of gift with a prayer assuring the differently abled persons about God’s love and care for them.
They also informed the differently abled families about the assistance that are available and provided by the government and that they should avail all possible help. Quoting the scriptures in 1.Corinthians 12:22-23, the youth director said, everyone is a creation of God and that all are a part of the body of Christ and those who are weaker are more honourable and that everyone should treat them with special honour.