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Bible released after 40 years pending



Rev. Dr. VK Nuh, General Secretary, CNBC releasing the Bible translated for Somra tribe of Nagas in Myanmar.
 
Dimapur, February 10 (MExN): It has been now 64 years since Christianity first reached Somra tribe of Nagas in Myanmar, having 27 villages. The gospel initially reached the people of Myanmar in the year 1812 through a dedicated and an ardent first American Missionary named Adoniram Judson and his wife. They are now going to celebrate 200 years of Christianity arrived in their country. Even so, Myanmar Nagas were left untouched of the Bible till up 1935.
A young man named Theibung came to Ukhrul and got baptized. That was first converted from entire Myanmar Naga. And he translated the whole book of Bible and died. Therefore, kept 40 years pending.
“…we thought we will never see the scripture in our own dialect before we leave this earth, we feel reaching land of Canaan after 40 years of toil.”The Council of Naga Baptist Churches (CNBA) has approached several societies and organizations in the hope of helping propagate the word of God by way of printing the Bible for Myanmar Nagas. In the process, the CNBA had setbacks with frontal and apex organizations with even Bible Society of India (BSI) refusing to print the Bible for them. The reason is only they are from Burma. After years of prayers, and through the providence of God, Neipfupe Venuh financed for printing the Bible for the Somra Nagas in Myanmar.
On February 4, 2012 a team comprising of about 45 from Nagaland led by CNBA proceeded to Myanmar to release the Bible for the people of Myanmar at Somra Village. It was indeed heartening to see and hear few elders with tears exclaiming “we thought we will never see the scripture in our own dialect before we leave this earth, we feel reaching land of Canaan after 40 years of toil.”
Yes, indeed, today Somra Naga people are the fortunate ones to worship the Lord with their own tongues; they have now Scripture in their hand. CNBA will continue its mission concentration in these areas in the coming years. It is indeed a joy to see spread the word of God without sense of barriers and boundaries for His glory. CNBA endeavours sense of brotherhood and sisterhood, a feeling of oneness and fellowship through Christ, “we believe Nagas will begin to stand in their own feet and spread the Good News to distant land soon.”

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