Although the activities of foreign missionaries occupy a very important place in the growth and history of Christianity, it was the local evangelists who carried forward the legacy of the missionaries. When we look deeper into the details of how Christianity was widely spread out, it has many stories of the efforts and contributions of the native evangelists folded within the stories of the great foreign missionaries. One will be impressed and challenged by the great principles of evangelism adopted by the local evangelists in the region even without being facilitated by the missionaries demonstrating great love towards their own people and beyond, reaching the unreached. The untold sufferings, selfless sacrifices, constant tears and prayers and an unreserved commitment to their faith are the living challenges.
This book is an attempt to re-discover the pioneering works of the local evangelists and the significant roles played during the formative years of the Zeliang churches whose contributions have magnanimously manifested a new society with an enlightened mind and a faith deeply rooted in Christ beckoning every individual to revive in embracing Christ and His teachings.
1. Historical Background of the Zeme Nagas
2. Advent of Christianity and the Growth of the Churches
3. Life Sketch of the Four Evangelists: A Biographical Study
4. Works and Contributions of the Evangelists
Mr. Ideuraibe Putlang hails from Nagaland, India. He began his theological journey by studying Bachelor of Divinity from Baptist Theological College, T. Chikri, Pfütsero, Nagaland. He completed Masters in the department of History of Christianity from Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, Assam. He also served as headmaster in Raptsa Mission School, Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh. At present he is serving as Pastor at Mission Centre Baptist Church, Mission Centre, Nagaland Police Baptist Churches Association, Chümoukedima, Dimapur, Nagaland, India.