Morung Express News
Kohima | June 1
“You are the answers of so many prayers of those who have gone by and those who are still living. So many prayers have gone into the making of what you are today,” said Rev. Dr. Vevo Phesao, Senior Pastor, Chakesang Baptist Church (MH) during the Graduation Day of the Kohima Bible College, Class of 2015. Phesao was addressing to the 57 graduates of Master of Divinity and Bachelor of Theology.
While lauding the faculty for the ‘passionate and noble calling’ to equip the youngsters, Phesao also exhorted the graduates to work with a positive attitude despite the many ugly pictures depicted by society. “There is no greater joy in life than winning souls. Ministry is not much of technical dealing but of spiritual dealings,” stated Phesao. Quoting William Booth, Phesao also pointed out the dangers that Naga theologians confront today such as studying theology without God, ‘calling themselves theologians without an iota of God in their lives,’ ‘disciples without following the real master.’ “It is not your degree which will make you powerful. It is the power that comes from the word of God, meditating and consuming the word of God,” he added.
Rev. Zotuo Kiewhuo in his presentation encouraged the graduates that their dedication should be proven not just in their academic performances but in their ministry. It should be proven not just in the sight of God, but in the sight of men too, added Kiewhuo.
The program was chaired by H. Athew, Asst. Professor with a bible reading by Meriyani Kinghen, Asst. Professor. ‘Greetings’ from the graduating class was shared by Rhovi, Bachelor of Theology, while the presentation of the 2015 awards was given away by Abeiü Neihulie, President, Kohima Bible College. Special numbers were presented by the graduating class of 2015 and Meno Phira. The graduation address was delivered by Rev. Dr. Vevo Phesao. The closing remarks were given by Pete Z Krose.
Among the graduating students, the Rev Neihulie Memorial Award was bagged by Rhovi and Khrükütülü Shijo, Rev David Nunn Memorial Award by Moses Ramai and Idizeung. Rev CB Anderson Memorial Award was bagged by Thejasetuo Kapfo and Sarah T, The President’s Award bagged by Khrükütülü Shijo and Rhovi and The Principal’s Award was awarded to Leechon Vashum and Tiajungla Tzüdir.