GCCF to Focus Mission on ‘unreached’ Chins
05 November 2012: Leaders of the Global Chin Christian Fellowship (GCCF) call for support and collaboration on mission works among the ‘unreached’ Chins as part of its long-term goals.
Rev. Dr. Hla Aung, Executive Secretary, and Pastor Salai Cung Cin, Executive Director, met with Chin churches and communities across Europe, Australia and New Zealand to work jointly on mission projects.
“We have outreach and home missions. The first one aims to work among the unreached such as Asho Chins living in regions outside of Chin State while the latter would focus on, for instance, students studying at different universities in the country,” said Rev. Dr. Hla Aung.
The Executive Secretary said GCCF would work to reach out to fellow Chins in Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh, southern parts of Chin State, and other regions of Burma, predominantly Buddhist.
GCCF’s mission includes building up network and cooperation among Chin Christians living in Bangladesh, India and Burma for strengthening fellowship and unity.
GCCF will also focus on the development of Chin State as a whole in areas such as health, agriculture, education and economy, according to Dr. Hla Aung.
In April this year, the second GCCF conference was held in Malaysia with over 120 delegates from 13 different countries, agreeing on constitutional and regulatory frameworks.
The conference statement said the non-denominational Chin Christian organization will work for both physical and spiritual development of Chin community, and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.
As parts of their awareness campaign programmes, GCCF leaders are scheduled to visit USA and Canada next year in a bid to forge communication and cooperation with Chin churches, communities and individuals.
Reporting by Thawng Zel Thang