Thought for the day
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8
Chennai: The Department of Mission and Evangelism, Church of South India Synod and the Board for Mission and Evangelism, South Kerala Diocese have jointly organized a Hindi Regional Missionary Conference on 18th -19th December 2019 at St. Martin CNI Church, Church Lane Road, Delhi. The meeting was inaugurated by the Rt. Rev. Dharmaraj Rasalam, Bishop in South Kerala Diocese. “Christmas must be the life experience”, said Bishop Rasalam during the inaugural address. He further added that Christmas is a celebration by all and this celebration should bring out peace and justice to everywhere for everybody, he added.
Rev. Maxcin John, Synod Mission Director spoke about the missional engagement of Church of South India. He reminded the delegates that all are invited to participate in the mission of God. Our own life is the best medium to propagate the good news of Jesus Christ. We must be conscious about God who loves and cares all. In the midst of unrest situations, it’s our bounden duty to be a channel of peace, justice and harmony to all. We should participate in the Nazareth Manifesto (Luke 4: 18-19). Our Challenge is to build Christ Communities who are lost, least and last (Mathew 25). The great commission (Mathew 28:18-20) must be realized through the great commandment (Mathew 22: 37-40), he added.
Rev. C.P. Justin Jose, the Director for the board for Mission and Evangelism, South Kerala Diocese extended greetings and welcome to the dignitaries. Mr. Donald Lal, the Secretary for the Board of Mission and Evangelism, South Kerala Diocese also conveyed his greetings and spoke about the features of the place ‘Bethlehem’ during his session in the meeting followed by a missionary dedication led by the Bishop Dharmaraj Rasalam. The get-together was enriched by the Carols and cultural performances by the participants.
The Hindi Regional get-together was organized meaningfully by the leadership of Rev. Joseph Israel, Co-Ordinator, Hindi Region along with other missionaries. The meeting was well-participated by the missionaries of South Kerala Diocese and the East Kerala Diocese who are working in various states of North India. Rev. Leeson Joseph and Mr. Paul George have led the delegates from the East Kerala Mission Fields. There were two hundred participants (200) who have attended the get-together. It was the venue for fellowship, mutual empowerment, listening and learning.
Rev. Maxcin John,
Director for the Department of Mission and Evangelism,