International Ministries

India Nagaland Mission Team of FBC Bedford MA

November 29, 2009 Journal
     In October, Rev. Mar Imsong of FBC Bedford, MA led a team of four on a mission to Nagaland and Karbi Anglong for over two weeks.  Their primary focus was to conduct special needs awareness and assessment workshops for church leaders and school teachers with the support of local churches.   The team felt that God had already prepared the way for this mission as NGOs in that area have heard of the news of their mission and were excited to get the opportunity to share information and network with them. 

     The host churches were moved by this ministry for the physically challenged.   Team members who do not have the skills and training for special needs participated by preaching and witnessing.   

     It was physically demanding due to the heat, mosquitoes and bumpy roads to say the least.  However, it was refreshing to experience the simple life in Nagaland and the hospitality of the people.  Team members prayed about going on future mission trips to Nagaland.  

    Mar contacted church leaders in Nagaland well ahead of time to have this trip happen and got the team prepared for this trip no less than three months ahead of time meeting, praying, and sharing information. 

      Members plan to visit local churches and the mission board and regional mission team to share their experiences to mobilize people with special needs skills to volunteer in future mission trips.  The challenge in Nagaland is to get the churches to be actively involved in the special needs ministry as it is a new concept for many church leaders.