GCCF Leaders Met to Discuss Future Plans in Thailand
18 June 2011: Leaders of the Global Chin Christian Fellowship (GCCF) last week held a meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 5-7 June to make concrete plans for future activities and to lay the groundwork for its first General Assembly.
Eleven out of 17 Central Organising Committee members (COC) and one facilitator from seven different countries including Canada, Australia, India, Burma, UK, USA and Norway attended the three-day meeting.
Rev. Dr. Chum Awi, COC Secretary of GCCF, said: “We praised the Lord that the meeting went well and finished successfully under the leadership and chairmanship of Rev. Dr. Stephen Hre Kio.”
Among many items of the agenda discussed included issues on youths, women, education, rural health, food security and other development projects that will directly benefit local people in Burma, India and Bangladesh, pending further consultation and confirmation at the next conference.
One of the Christian leaders from inside Burma said: “It was great that each leader made enormous inputs during the discussions. Of course, we have got to work harder in cooperation with our brothers and sisters in Christ from inside and outside the country regardless of denominations.”
The next GCCF conference is to be held in April 2012, with details of the venue to be confirmed in August this year.
Collectively agreed with the name during the Chin Christian Leader’s Consultation held in February 2010 in Thailand, the Global Chin Christian Fellowship (GCCF) was established at its first conference held in Malaysia in November last year with more than 250 Chin Christian leaders across the globe in attendance.
Van Biak Thang