Preparations for the big day began early this year with youth members of the Bangalore Hmar Christian Fellowship organising carols in and around Lingaraj Puram area. And, on Christmas eve they flocked together again at HSA president Tv Randolf Amos’ resident singing glory to God as they waited for the new-born King until mid-night.
Elsewhere, for those who could not join the ‘lengkhawm’ programme the festive mood was very much alive. Most of the people stayed late into the night to worship and praise the King of kings with family members and friends.
The D-day was marked by religious fervor as over 100 BHCF members came to worship their Saviour. While, (Tv) Rev Lalsandam Songate spoke much on the love of God, Pu Robert L Sungte gave a short message on why Christmas should be observed as a day to glorify Christ. In addition to these, choir, guitar show and other special items marked the main service.
After the church service, a ‘festival of songs’ (lengkhawm) was held outside the church. Heartfelt testimonies and messages were told. A Bible Quiz was also organised to refresh memories of those present. The service went on till 8.00 pm after which the Christmas feast was served.
Here are some photos from Bangalore Hmar Christian Fellowship Christmas 2009. (Krismas urlawk zan to Krismas ruoi thre chen)