The 6th consultation of Himalayan region Naga Missionary Fellowship (NMF) was held at Clark Theological College (CTC) from March 8-10.
The consultation was hosted by CTC where altogether 40 missionaries attended the meeting. Participants were from Ethnos Asia, Bangkok, the Naga Mission Movement (NMM) and Clark.
Initiated in 2001 by Naga missionaries themselves at Kathmandu, the fellowship meets after a gap of every two years at Siliguri, Dimapur and Kathmandu.
According to NMF, its main concern and objectives is to exist as a platform to bring about better coordination through partnership and networking among missionaries and mission agencies for dynamic results in the mission fields.
The forum also aims to exchange views and learn from the experiences of different missionaries, mission fields and their contexts and to motivate, inspire and stir up home churches for mission.
Dwelling on the theme “Crucial roles and responsibilities of sponsor bodies and missionaries to the harvest force”, Rev. Sonny Largado emphasized on the need of a shared vision and understanding of the missionary task amongst the sponsoring bodies and the missionaries, without which, he said the harvest force will not be strong enough to meet the challenges.
Rev. Wati Longkumer, NMM director while speaking on the need of partnership and coordination between sponsoring bodies and mission fields, observed that the involvement of churches in mission fields has become a necessity for successful missionary enterprise.
Other participants of the consultation were Dr. Murry, Rev. Joe Zeyak and Rev. Dr. Takatemjen.
The NMF has meanwhile resolved to conduct consultations as an annual event from next year.