Rev.Tom Elie, president, Oasis World Ministries, USA said Jesus was Lord over Nagaland and the Kohima Healing Festival (KHF) was a momentous occasion for the history of the church in Kohima, because of coming together of so many church pastors in Kohima irrespective of denomination.
Stating that as humans, people have a civil war going on about right and wrong in their heart, he said in confusion Christ was the answer. He opined Nagaland also worshipped the idols of consumerism, individualism, hero worship etc and urged the people not to ape the west but live by the Bible.
Dr. Shürhozelie Leizietsu, minister for urban development and higher education bringing greetings at the ‘Kohima Healing Festival,’ said there were killings among brothers because of reckless words, resulting in the loss of many precious lives and termed it as a ‘sin against man and God,’. He added the name of the festival was apt as in the emerging situation, as Nagaland needs healing in many ways.
Rev. Shan Kikon led the service, while pastor Hotokhu P.Zhimomi, Sumi Baptist Church read the scripture and pronounced God’s blessings. Pastor Narayanan of Bethel Church prayed for the offering and special songs were presented by Kohima Bible College, First Assembly of God church and Shalom Biblical Seminary choirs.
In the evening service marking the closing of the four day healing festival attended by thousands of people, Rev. Dr.Chen Rengma led the service while Rev. Dr. Visielie Angami, principal, Faith Theological Seminary, Kohima read the Bible and prayed for the congregation. Special songs were presented by Lotha Baptist Church and Ao Baptist Church choirs, Rev. Dr. Luozilie Sanchu, secretary, NCRC brought greetings while pastor Ongmang Chang offered offertory prayer and vote of thanks was pronounced by Rev. Rachulie Vihienuo.