Senapati, Feb 1: The Senapat Karong Area Baptist Union (SKABU) organised a one day fasting and prayer service, an annual event for 2023 class X matric candidates at Poumai Baptist Church, Senapati.
Attended by around 500 candidates, the program was held in the presence of different school principals, teachers, wardens of various hostels and parents/guardians of the candidates.
Ng. David Sha, pastor, Poumai Baptist Church, Senapati spoke on the theme, “The power of prayer,” Rev. Nethaniah Khayi, pastor, Katomei Baptist Church on “Well begin is half done,” Pfokrelo Matthew, pastor, Emesiiphro Baptist Church on “Don’t procrastinate” and D. Wipibou, pastor, Zeliangrong Baptist Church, Senapati on “Fruitfulness.”
Pastor Ng. David Sha stated that it is not only to pass the exam but dedicating one’s life to god that counts during this season. To be successful in one’s life is most important. When one prays, one gets closer to god. Prayer is the tool to get closer to god. The pastor asked all the candidates to commit their ways to god for god can do the impossible in one’s life.
Rev. Nethaniah Khayi in his speech stated that to have created in God’s image refers to the ability to think and distinguish between good and bad. The famous saying of Aristotle as “Well begin is half done” refers to well planning in one’s life. Many students ruined their lives when attracted to other interests and not confined to what one should. By realising one cannot do alone, one required to dedicate and submit to God to help them. Just as King Solomon began his career well with God, the pastor asked all candidates to begin their studies with the help of God by praying.
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Pastor Pfokrelo Matthew stated that procrastination turns God’s blessings to curse as procrastination means the act if wilfully delaying doing of something that should be done. The pastor also advised the young learners that one who always procrastinate their works would land one in poverty and miserable. When students procrastinate their studies, one cannot blame their parents or teachers for their failure because, studying for the exam is not only for HSLC exam but for the rest of their lives.
Pastor Wipibou stated that trusting God would never go in vain but would certainly bearuch fruits. Just as parents and teachers expect good results in the examination, God also expects a fruitful life from everyone.
Rev. K. Daniel, president, SKABU led special prayer and blessings for all the candidates who will be appearing the high school leaving certificate examinations, 2023 which is scheduled to begin from March 16 onwards.
Organisers mentioned that similar program will be organised for Class XII appearing candidates on February 3 at Rikhumai Tungjoy Baptist Church starting from 7:30 am.
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