SILCHAR, Jan 13: The Hmar tribes of Manipur will celebrate the Gospel Centenary at Senvon village from January 20 to January 24 at Tipaimukh subdivision of Churachandpur district. The event has been organized by the Gideon Prayer Cell with the theme “I ram hunghung raw se” which means “Thy kingdom come.” After being flagged off by Rev L Liena with prayers in the morning on Monday, the prayer walk started from Jiribum to Senvon.
On the way the marchers will halt at seven villages along the root on the Jiri-Tipaimukh Road. The first halt will be at Tuisuolien from where it will move forward to Ankhasuo, Kangremgdor, Patpuihmun, Sartuimek, Sipuikawm, Lungthulien and finally reach the venue of centenary celebrations at Senvon.
The march was joined by around 500 youths. They will have prayer and church services at the villages on the way. Rev Watkin R Roberts, popularly known as Sap Tlangval which means white bachelor among the Mizos and Hmars, has been sent by the Methodist Foreign Mission to be the torch bearer to propagate the Gospel. The next phase of the centenary will be held at Sielmat Churachandpur from February 3 to 10. THE SENTINEL