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Bible study award ceremony held

(4th from left) Rev. Dr. Hans de Wit of Free University along with awardees at Aloino Centre on Saturday. (NP)
Staff Reporter, DIMAPUR, October 18:
Published on 19 Oct. 2008 12:18 AM IST
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Aloino Centre – a centre of Christian ministry – on Saturday conducted an awarding ceremony of a ten week long ‘Aloino women’s bible study’ here at 3rd mile, Chekiye village with Rev. Dr. Hans de Wit of Free University, Amsterdam awarding certificates to the participants of the bible study fellowship and Dr. Adela Mero, resource executive of Resource Centre as guest speaker. Exhorting the function Dr. Adela Mero maintained that bible (Gods’ voice) was the “most powerful force” and that one should receive God’s word personally. Referring to a survey and cross referring it to Naga society, where majority of “Americans” was reported to spend at least two hours daily watching television, Dr. Mero said if one could spend that “two hour” on Bible study, it would make a difference in life. She added that “as a Christian state we need to go in-depth into the bible study”. Dr. Mero, also lamented that “there was no zeal and enthusiasm to drink the word of God in us.” She, however, said that it was important to revive bible study and make it a part of life style. “It is important to feed upon the word of God every day,” Dr. Mero Added. Rev.Dr. Hans de Wit of Free University, Amsterdam and an important personality in the filed of Christian ministry world over, while speaking at the certificate awarding ceremony said that Bible was the “book of life stories” and that Bible was the only adequate book which connects to any life. Sharing his thoughts on a brief visit to the state Rev. Dr. Hans, a Bible researcher and a specialist in Old Testament, observed that corruption and tribalism was one factor that was causing differences in the society. With regard to it he said that Catalyst of biblical studies can overcome all differences. “The text of the Bible can be a catalyst in becoming more of a human,” he opined. Aloino centre, which conducts Bible study to all “God’s people”, Saturday awarded certificates to ten women from various fields. The other activities of the centre includes prayer ministry, counseling unit, publications of various Christian literatures, and also conducts vocational training through its ‘Aloino women’s unit’.

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