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    (1 Samuel 22:1)

    NAGA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP BANGALORE

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    NAGA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP BANGALORE

    October ,

    (1 Samuel 22:1)

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    The Editorial Team

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    Here We Go

    B right city lights beckon, opportunities galore; one moment, you feel like you are on a pedestal,the next you hear your bones crackle. Everyone at one point of time or another goes throughtheir deep-dark valleys before they scale their mountaintops. Nonetheless, to him who trusts in theLord and walks each day in His light, situations and circumstances do not define the person. It isin those difficult moments, that the flicker of HOPE keeps us going and it is in those dark placesthat FAITH needs to burn the brightest.

    Just as Adullam provided refuge to David when he was on the run from King Saul (1 Samuel 22:1),metaphorically NCF Bangalore has been a refuge to many. It has come a long way starting withstories of humble beginnings, sacrifices made and challenges overcome. Today it continues tostrive to witness, nurture and train men and women to be true Disciples of Christ through prayer,fellowship, teaching and preaching of the Word of God.

    As we celebrate the 25thAnniversary of the inception of the Naga Christian Fellowship, Bangalore,we give all glory to God for the lives He has touched, the connections He has created, and the loveand joy He has spread.

    We remember as little ones sitting around the bonfire, that our proud grandparents would tell usstories. May that same thrill as we gasped in amazement; that similar surreal sense overcome us as

    we turn over the pages. We aim to make known, to delight, and to dare everybody who reads thisbook that it is Gods doing and it is marvellous.

    Heres to pleasures big and small, connections delicate and strong, love extended and received.Heres to finding your true purpose, His purpose for you.

    Mayang LongkumerTosangla Yimsung

    Anung TamlongMeren JamirNeite Kapfo

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    Rev. Zhabu Yimsung & Family

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    Incredible! A journey that began 25 years ago with 45 people on the 7thof October 1990

    has achieved another milestone. Words fail me to express how big hearted God has been

    to the Naga Christian Fellowship, Bangalore. Today the ministry of NCF Bangalore has grown

    in leaps and bounds for which, all glory belongs to God.

    I salute the pioneers of NCF Bangalore in its infant stage: the ones that are sti ll alive as well

    as those who have already gone ahead of us. What it is today, is the fruit of your dedication

    and perseverance. I want you to be proud of it today!

    It is indeed a time to reflect and rejoice. I quote the words of Apostle Paul in I Corinthians

    13:11, When I was a child, I talked like a child. I thought like a child. I reasoned like a child.

    When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Lets reflect on where we stand today

    in our relationship with God and aspire to move forward as matured Christians with a broader

    perspective and deeper understanding of our roles as responsible Christians.No doubt, hardships, sickness, and deaths were also part of our 25 years journey. Nevertheless,

    our breakthrough moments surpass them all. As I recollect those times of happiness,

    disappointments and challenges faced, I rejoice over it. For it was under such circumstances

    that we have been refined to what we are today. May our stories inspire hundreds more!

    Finally, as we celebrate our 25thAnniversary with tears of joy and victory, let us also remember

    that we have not already obtained fully or achieved everything with this celebration. As a

    church let us strive to grow deeper in the knowledge of Christ, and look forward to a fuller,

    meaningful and a vibrant life.

    God isnt finished with us yet!

    In His service,

    R. Z Y

    Pastor, NCF Bangalore September 10, 2015

    PastorsMessage

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    Ibring warm Christ ian greetings on behalf of the NBCC and its constituentassociations and churches to the NCF Bangalore on this historic celebration.Twenty five years anniversary is historic in itself. It is a celebration of Gods

    faithfulness and how NCFB has experienced many milestones in her existence.The leadership, past and present have kept the faith, stayed focused so that

    what you see today evolving into a celebration is a testimony of faith, resilience

    and commitment.

    The church in Nagaland has come of age. We take our faith for granted because

    we think being a Christian is a usual thing to do. But, this is not so; in a land far

    away from home it is a test of faith and commitment. The Diaspora community

    of the early church were people of faith who carried their faith hidden in their

    actions and lifestyle and kept the gospel burning and living in them away from

    their own soil. Likewise, NCFB has done that, you have kept the faith and thegospel alive for the past twenty five years away from home. You are part of the

    larger community, our representative to the world.

    Our prayers are with you and we wish you Gods blessings on this joyous

    celebration. Keep your faith alive and burning; you may rescue, you may save

    some poor wandering souls.

    July 17, 2015

    (R. D. Z K)

    General Secretary

    NAGALAND BAPTIST CHURCH COUNCIL(Central Organization of the Baptist Churches and Associations in Nagaland)

    Bayav Hill, Post Box - 71, Kohima - 797 001: NagalandPhone: (+91) 0370-2260080/2260159

    Email:

    Govt. Regd. No. RS 362 of 1969

    Greetings

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    It gives me immense joy to know that NCF Bangalore is completing 25 yearsof its existence and celebrating the 25thAnniversary on 11thOctober 2015.God in His own wisdom had put in the hearts of our earlier student leadersin different cities a desire to have Naga Christian Fellowship which has grown

    in size everywhere. Also, the Lord in His own working brought this ministry

    under the ministry of Nagaland Missions Movement/ Nagaland Baptist Church

    Council.

    Naga Christian Fellowship in different cities has been the driving force in

    bringing young people to Christ and discipleship. It is not just a fellowship of

    students but we have many working people/ families in the fellowship which

    can have the impact on others in the cities and at home.

    As we celebrate the 25 years of ministry, let us look ahead with a commitmentto reach out to the world with the Gospel.

    (R. A S)

    Director

    Nagaland Missions MovementMissions Department of Nagaland Baptist Church Council Regd. No. 1037 RS Act 1969

    316, Fellowship Colony, Post Box 39 Dimapur - 797112, Nagaland, IndiaEmail : nmmlink@yahoo.co.in Tel. +913862-248161

    Greetings

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    It is an honour for me to congratulate the NCF Bangalore on 25 faithful yearsof obeying the command of the Master.

    As I write this the first afternoon Sunday service comes to my mind, not

    knowing how, what and where to go. But with full assurance of His presence

    and faithfulness we obeyed Him. Looking back, I am able to say that God loves

    the Nagas. It is so true that His blessings are immense.

    May the Almighty do exceedingly and abundantly; much more than we ask or

    think according to the power that works in us.

    Our hearts and our prayers are with NCFB and wishing you Gods blessings asyou march forward to build His Kingdom.

    Shalom!

    A L

    Kalimpong, WB

    Greetings

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    OFFICE OF THEBRIGHT HOPE NAGALAND

    POST BOX-169, AOYIMKUM

    DIMAPUR-797112, NAGALAN D

    I rejoice with the members of the Naga Christian Fellowship Bangalore, aswe celebrate the faithfulness of God for the last 25 years. Jubilee is a timeto rejoice, introspect, reconcile, give, forgive and move forward with renewed

    mind and zeal. I pray that the members of NCFB will continue to walk with

    the Lord even more closer and receive abundant blessing even in time andgeneration to come.

    May God be the centre of all the plans and programs that NCFB undertake.

    With prayers and best wishes.

    R. N. S A

    Director

    Bright Hope Nagaland

    Greetings

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    T W E N T Y F I V E !Oh, to be twenty-five again! as some of us might wish. How wonderful itis to be twenty-five! It happens only once in a lifetime, because we dontgrow younger and time does not move backward. May your celebration of the

    twenty-fifth anniversary be memorable and blessed!

    As I reminisc