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Godhula’s Church in Assam to attain 125 yrs
Published on 14 Jun. 2011 1:19 AM IST
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Namsissu Baptist Church located near Teok in Jorhat District founded by late Godhula Brown in 1889 would be observing quasqui centenary in 2014.
On goodwill visit to Namsissu Baptist Church, the Assam Valley Baptist Mission members on Sunday headed by its President Er. Temsu Wathi met all members and took stock of their preparation for quasqui centenary celebration.
On behalf of Namsissu Baptist Church, the Assam Valley Baptist Mission has appealed to individuals, churches and associations to extend logistics for uplifting the Church and help celebrating the 125 years event meaningfully.
It may be mentioned that late Godhula Brown, a trusted lieutenant of Dr E.W. Clark was the path finder for spreading the Gospel to the Naga Hills during late 1860s from Sibsagar in Assam. Late Godhula is a household name in most of the Churches in Mokokchung district specifically Molungkimong where the first seed of Gospel was sown and Church established in the late 1870s.
Later Dr E.W. Clark with the active assistance rendered by Godhula and Naga Mission team took control and spread the Gospel throughout Naga Hills. Later this led to the foundation of Ao Baptist Arogo Mungdang (ABAM).
It is said that late Godhula Brown (original name Gendhela Barua) who was an ardent Hindu converted into Christianity was not liked by many from his native at that point of time and therefore he had chosen to settle down at Namsissu area after his retirement from Naga Mission. He had toiled hard by spreading the Gospel in this new location and finally the Namsissu Church got started in the year 1889. Today the Church is blessed with 67 families.
Godhula died at Namsissu and in honour of this noble man, Molungkimong Church has erected an epitaph at Namsissu near Teok in Jorhat district.

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