The NCMTC Kohima 2019 held at Genesis Retreat Centre Nagaland from 25th June to 10th July 2019 was a life changing experience for the 33 students coming from 9 different states (West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Meghalaya and Rajasthan). The students were smart, enthusiastic and very eager to learn. Some of their expectations from the CMTC were to be thoroughly equipped in topics like IBS, Doctrines and Ministerial sessions.
The core team members were Lithronglasangtam, Jacob Varghese, John Jebaraj, Joy Esther James, Dr. DipeshKhundu, James Debbarma and Thangyem L.Every resource person came well prepared and tried their best to do justice to their assigned topic. It was also very encouraging to see them spend enough time with the students getting to know them personally and praying for them. 2/2 fellowships were a time of sharing prayer requests and encouraging one another. Every morning we woke up excited to hear the students reciting memory verses with creativity; they learned 13 memory verses in all.
Devotions were a time of deep soul searching and rededicating moments. Many of the students were struggling with family problems, backsliding and hidden sin issues which thankfully could be helped with prayer and personal counseling. On the last day we dispersed with a special commitment prayer rededicating our leadership and calling.
All in all it was a wonderful experience to witness God’s grace and strength throughout the CMTC. It was also exciting to see the students open up and change even within those 15 days. We are confident that most of them are going to be people who will definitely make an impact in their units. CMTC definitely is a life changing moment.
Lithrongla Sangtam, Director, NCMTC Kohima