IMPHAL- The Evangilical Church of India ( ECI ), Langching, Chandel District, Manipur celebrated the Golden Jubilee on 5th January 2022 with the theme Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generation (Psalm :90:1).
The church was established in the year 1971 as part of erstwhile Lonpi Area Kuki Baptist Association (LAKBA) which over a period of time was affiliated to ECI. Rev Onkhothong Haokip, Area Superintendent unveiled the Jubilee stone erected as part of the celebration.
Along with the Church, the Women Department and the Evagilical Youth Department also celebrated the 50th Year of its raising. Separate memorial stone were also erected. The event was preceeded by the traditional beating of the gong followed by one minute silence in rememberance of the past leaders who have gone by.
Mr Yangkholun Khongsai, one of the founding member vehemently recollects the past history when the church was newly established and recalls the torments that they went through during the initial days. All the founding members who are alive were duly felicitated on the occasion.
The event was attended by many reknown persons of the locality which was followed by traditional feast on the event. The celebration culminated with the night long Gospel Concert where in reknown Singers enthrall the congregation. It may be recall that Langching is kuki village situated in Chandel District of Manipur having a household of more than 100 houses having common Christian religion.