Mizo-Chin Christian Fellowship Service Held in USA
27 September 2011: The 6th combined worship service of the Mizo-Chin Christian Fellowship was held at Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington DC, USA last Sunday.
The once-a-year fellowship service hosted by Sizang Burmese Mission Church (SBMC) had attendance from 15 churches based in the vicinity of Washington DC, USA.
One of the key speakers, Rev. Dr. Chin Do Kham, General Secretary of the Global Zomi Alliance (GZA) told the congregation: “I feel privileged and honoured to be here tonight at the 6th annual Mizo-Chin Christian Fellowship Worship Service. When we think of the title itself ‘Mizo-Chin Christian Fellowship’, I really like the fact that ‘Christian’ is in the center.”
“The very thing that has put us together tonight is not our ethnicity but it is the cross of Jesus Christ. Christ has brought the Mizo and Chin together to have fellowship in the name of the Lord,” added the Christian pastor-cum-professor who recently came back from a trip to Burma and Mizoram State, India.
The evening sing-song worship programme included a series of sharing and participation such as church choirs and action songs performed by youths from different Mizo-Chin churches.
The 5th Annual Mizo-Chin Christian Fellowship hosted by Falam Baptist Church took place at the same venue last year.
In a Youtube interview, one of the Sizang leaders said: “The purpose of this fellowship is to be united in Christ, which is our motto. And we are brothers and sisters not only in Christ, but also historically and dialectically. We, Mizo and Chin, are brothers and sisters as in what they call sungkhat kual.”
Executive Minister of Chin Baptist Fellowship of America (CBFA), Rev. Dr. C. Duh Kam also highlighted in the interview the fact that they are of the same blood and nation even though they are divided by the international boundaries into three different countries such as Burma, India and Bangladesh.