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A call to ‘overcome evil with goodness’


A call to ‘overcome evil with goodness’

Kenei Kiso, pastor, Life Square Church leading the ‘7x7’ panel discussion during the Asia Harvest Alliance Conference 2020. The event was held at IMC Hall, Dimapur from January 29 to 31. (Photo Courtesy; AHA Media Team) 
 

Asia Harvest Alliance Conference 2020 concludes 

Dimapur, February 1 (MExN): The Asia Harvest Alliance Conference 2020 was conducted successfully under the theme “Alignment, Vision, Expansion” at IMC Hall, Dimapur from January 29 to 31. 


Around 380 registered delegates from Singapore, Bhutan, Nepal and various parts of India attended the conference. During the three-day event, the evening service was open for all. 


Panel discussions were a major highlight of the conference. During the ‘7x7’ panel discussion, seven ministers and pastors from Assam, China, Manipur, Mizoram, Nepal, Nagaland and New Delhi shared their experiences and challenges of serving in different given situations. 


Another panel discussion was led by Akumtila Kikon, pastor, Faith Harvest Church on ‘Issues faced by Millennial Churches’. 


Some of the issues discussed were Increase of depression; Growing reaction against faith; Audacity of loving money and loving oneself more than God; and LGBT as an 'in' thing. 


Separate sessions for men and women were also conducted on the topic ‘Pioneering Healthy Church’ and Women in Ministry’ respectively. 


At the session for men on Friday afternoon, Shan Kikon, senior pastor, Faith Harvest Church, Kohima, talked about the health and growth of a church. “The church is not an organization; it is a living organism. We should see beyond the organization of the church and bring out the dynamic spirit life of the church. The right culture, right environment, focusing more on health and not growth; because when there is health there is always life and growth,” Kikon stated.
In the session for women Merlyn Patta, pastor, The King’s Temple Church, Secunderabad encouraged all the women in God's service that God can make the ordinary into extraordinary. 


She encouraged the women to return all evil with love; to overcome evil with goodness and to rejoice and give thanks in all situations. She said that “when one has a strong identity in Christ, they should do everything for the glory of God, and not for the appreciation of men.”


During the conference, twelve pastors from different states of India and one from Singapore were licensed and ordained under the Asia Harvest Alliance on January 31. The licensing and ordination of the pastors was ministered by the international advisor, AHA and officiated and blessed by the governing council and ordained pastors of AHA.
The organizers also informed that Asia Harvest Alliance Conference 2021 will be held in Guwahati, Assam next February. 

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