Class of 2018: Prokhen Phangcho

ARI Nickname: Khen India Amri Karbi Baptist Association, AKBA Pastor “I know that my community has capabilities within themselves, so I want them to bring up together and work and to live by themselves not depending on any other.” Born in the same village he now serves as pastor of, Prokhen has lived his whole life among the people he now serves. As a spiritual leader, it is Prokhen’s calling to tell the word of God, pay visitation to the sick, and offer support to the needy and disenfranchised members of his community. Prokhen is a devoted Baptist, and at the same time very respectful of the local animist traditions. … Read more…

Class of 2018: Gabriel Gonmei

ARI Nickname: Gab India Rongmei Baptist Association Subject Specialist “I always have my heart for rural people as I have also come from a rural place. Now I am  involved in nurturing rural poor and leaders in accumulating new strategies and approaches in transforming agricultural practices and development.” Gabriel was born in Dimapur, Nagaland, India. Coming from a rural area, and with the influences of his grandparents who are farmers, Gabriel has been interested in rural agriculture and development from a young age. Currently, he works as a Subject Specialist for the Rongmei Baptist Association in Nagaland to help the people of the Peren district. The Peren district is composed … Read more…

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