Online Evangelism – What a Thought!

Ever thought about going out into the world and be testament to the Gospel?  Perhaps you don’t have to literally “go out” any more, because the world has come to you.

Of course, I’m talking about the internet and that perhaps, online evangelism is something we should seriously consider when talking about evangelism.

Did you know that an online evangelism ministry in 2010 reached almost 1 million people in just one single day?  Yes, you can read about it here on the Christian Post.  Is your Sunday sermon ever heard by a thousand people?

I’ve also just written an article positing that any online presence is your first step towards online evangelism!

Please feel free to share your opinions and thoughts on online evangelism and the use of internet by Christians.

Tate Laisim Lunggulhna Bang Ci Piak Ding

Zomite Laisim Minam Bangci Suah Ding

Nu-le-pate’n tate i piaktheih tuamtuamte lak ah a manphapen khat in: laisim lungulhna (reading habit) ahihi.  Bangmah dang ka pia zo kei zong in, lai/laisim lunggulhna pen ka tate ka piak sawm den khat ahihi.

Ke’n zong laisim lunggulhna ka nei hak hi. Laisim lunggulhna ka neih ciang in kum 13 bang ka pha manta hi. Bangalore ka om lai uh ahihi. Khatvei ka sanginn uh a, library period/class laitak in ka library card (mi khat in card 3 hiam ki nei tek hi – card khat in laibu khat la thei) khempeuh zatkhit teitei ding ka lungsim ah hong lut mawk hi.

Tua ni a kipan in kal khat in laibu 4/5 bang ka sim tawntung hi. Sum ka neih ciang in laibu lui leina ding in ka khawl hi. Book sale omna lamlam ka delh koikoi hi. Bangalore pan Lamka ka ciah ciang un, ke’n zong laibu 200/300 ka nei man hi! Tuate Lamka buai ciang in library hong nuam khat kiang ah ka zuak hi.

Khatvei leuleu, UTC Library ah ka pa tawh summer holiday sung laibu sim ding deih ka hih man in ka va zui hi. Laibu 15 kiim kei simnop (tua lai in fiction vive ka sim him) ka teel leh a librarian-pa in hong phallo leuleu mawk hi. (Holiday sung sawtlua, a deih dang tam ding cihna tawh hong phallo ahihi).

Laisim Lunggulhna i Manphatna

Laisim lunggulhna in a tangpi in pilna leh ciimna tawh hong kinaih sak zaw hi. US leh UK, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, etc gam tuamtuamte ka phak ngeiloh hang in a gam mite nuntakzia (culture & life) ka ngaihsun thei hi.

Laisim lunggulhna in sanginn laisimna zong hong lunglut sak mahmah hi. Lai lunggulhna in thukanna(curiousity) zong hong pia in laisim kisawlsawl kisamlo hi. Ka sangkah sung laisim hong ki sawl ngakngak lam ka thei ngei kei hi.

I laisimte pan in sunmang (dreams and imagination) ki nei thei hi. Sunmang pen khangno lai mah in ki hangsan in ki nei ngam bek hi! Na khangno lai na sunmang tawh kituak in na picing zawh ciang na nunta ding hi. Hih dreams and imagination zong khangno khat i creative process ah a kisam mahmah khat in ka ngaihsun hi. Sunmang picing nei a, a zui ngamte mi thupi leh lian hong suak ding uh hi. Na sunmang ciacia/zahzah in na lawhcing ding hi.

Lunggulhna leh zongsatna dangdangte sang in kiman/mantawm zaw hi. Laibu pen kemsiam peuh leng kum tampi ki kem thei in mi tampi in sim kik, sim kik thei hi.

Tua ahihman in naupang khat i khantohna ding in laisim pen a kisam leh poimawh mahmah khat in ka tuat hi.

Tate Laisim Lungulhna Bang Ci Piak Ding

Na tate muh ding in laisim in: I tate’n i hih khat, i sep khat peuhpeuh thei (notice) pahpah uhi. Amau muhna ah laisim zelzel leteh, na laibu hong khoihsak in, hong laksak ut pah ding uhi. I pa’n laibu deih hi cih mu pah uhi.

Laibu zahtak ding sinsak in: Laibu khat peuhpeuh zahtak sak pah ding ahihi. Amau muh in laibu khat peuh leilak khong denna kei in, nang mah in zahtak bawl lecin hong zui pah ding uhi. I tate’n i lungsim thei baih mahmah uhi. Na innveng pa ka hua, na cih ma in na hopih dan pan in na tate in zong tua pan na hua khin kha ding uhi. Tua mah bang in laibu zong nang na zahtak takpi masak kisam hi.

Laibu sim pih in: Na lup ding ciang un, laibu khat tawi in tangthu ahizong a laibu sung a thute sim pih zel in, tua in laibu deihna, lunggulhna pia ding hi.

Laibu tawh umcih in: Na innsung ah laibu mah thupi bawl in room khempeuh ah laibu leh lai tam om sak in. Na tate omna peuhpeuh ah laibu om sak in. Amau deih ding nam laibute a bat ding un koih in. Ekbuk nangawn ah laibu ahikei phial zong, bang beek ah lai suan nei in.

Laibu a deihte uh gen pih zel in: Na tate’n laibu khat a dangte sang in hong deih zaw ding uhi. Hih a deih diak laibu nang zong na sim in la, hun lem na ngah ciang in tua laibu thu genpih, holimpih zel in. Amau zong gen ding nei hamtang uhi.

Laibuli (library)/laibu zuakna ah tawnpih in: Na tate tawh laibuli leh laibu zuakna munte ah vak khawm zel un. Midang laisim lunggulh leh lai deihte mu ding uh a, tha ngah in thanuam ding uhi. Naupang deih ding laibu zong tam ding a, khat beek lei sak tei ve!

Zomite laisim minam (reading nation) suah na ding in a kisam ahihi. I innsung tek pan pan ni!

Pa Pan Tapa

Ka ta aw,

A sawtlo in tangval pah ding na hita hi. Na neulaiin ‘ka liat ciang’ na cihcih hun a sawtloin hong tung ding hi. Tua hi a, hih lai ah na liat ciang na zat ding, kei zong ka khangno laiin hih bang thute hong kihilh hileh, ka cihcih teng kong hawm nuam hi. Limtak na ngai in la; na lungngai dide in.

Tuni in Lai Siangtho in khangno hun bang hi a, bang ci zatding a cihte hong gen kik sawm ka hi kei hi. Tuni in kong gennop thute pen keima nuntakna sungpan ka sin thute leh ka khangualte tungpah ka sin leh ka theihte vive hi ding hi.

Pilna masa sak in. Bangbang na lunglut zong in pilna hong masa sak in. Leitung ah i neih i lam i mangsak zong in i pilna i theihna pen a mang theilo khat hi bilbel hi. I pilna pen i neihsun leh ei a, kei a i cih theih sun zong hipah hi. Bang hiam hiam cih leh nate leh vante in sawtto loin, i nuntakna ah manphatna tam neilo uhi. Pilna in khuapite lam in puah a; pilna leh thutheihna in na nuntakna baihsak ding hi. Na khangno hun pen a tamzaw pilna sinna hun ahihi. Nidang ciang na hun kicing nawnlo ding a, na manlah ding hi. Hih hun sung in na school laibute bek hilo in laibu tuamtuam sim in; a tam thei pen sim in. Hihte ka gen ciang in laibu sung bek ah pilna om hi a ci ka hi kei hi.

Pilna leh theihna i nuntak sung a ding a manpha thute pen i kiim i kiang pan zong tampi muh ding leh theih ding om hi. Na lawm na gualte, na innkuanpihte (kei bang, a gentehna in), na siate, thugen mite, nasem mite, lokho singpua mite, zum nasemte, sumbuuk bawlte, summeet bawlte, van zuakte, cih bang in midang khat peuh tung pan in sin ding thuhoih om teitei hi. Tua man in kuamah deidan leh simmawh leh thupit bawl tuam nei kei in. Amaute tungpan bang sin ding, theih ding nei ka hiam ci’n zong zaw in. Mite nuntakna na kin a, na kan ciang in; mite’n nang zong hong kin ding uh a, lawm na hau ding hi.

Pilna leh theihna na zong ciang in a manpha ding leh a kisam dingte limtak ciamteh in. Thu leh la nang a ding a hampha bek hiloin na veng na paamte a ding in a manpha hiam, amau a ding in siatna hiam cih kantel in. Na innvengpa siatna ding leh supna ding thu peuhma in nang zong hong susia ding hi. Pilna maanlo; hauhna maanlo in bangmah thupi go (legacy) nusia lo ding hi.

Itna nei in. Zomite pen Christian kici napiin zi ding pasal ding a zong uh ciang in a itpen leh ngaihpente sang un, a kilawm leh a kituak ding in kizong uhi. Jesu in a kituahpih ding a kilawmpih dingte bek hong teel leh bang i suak zen tam!  Nang tua bang khialna na bawlloh na ding in, thu khualna leh thumuhna tawh itna zong in. Nungak hong ngai khempeuh in hong it kimlo ding uhi; a kisam zaw in, nang na it ding khat theitel zaw in. Na it ding nungak zong teel masa thei hi teh. Lunglut bangmah a neilo nungakte peel in; sinnop theihnop a neilote naih vet ken! Women without any kind of hobbies are also often without any hope! Pasal neih ding bek a thupi sak numei in kiteenna a man ciang in a zo khin kisa in, bang mah dang a nuntak sung in sep ding bawl ding ngaihsun nawn vetlo a, a nuntakna ama a ding bek in zang hithiat in bangmah manphatna neilo hi.  Na it nungak in nang hong it leh mi hampha na hi a, na pilna, theihna leh siamna tengteng tawh tua na ki-itna uh khosak in keem in. Itna sang in manpha zaw omlo hi. Na pilna tawh itna zong in.

Na itna pilna tawh zang in. Na pilna, siamna leh hamphatnate nang a ding kia in na zang theih hi. Ahizongin tua bang nuntakna in manphatna neilo hi. Nang mah leh na innkuanpihte nopsak nading leh hauh na ding bek in na pilna siamna na zat leh angsungthei mi na hi lel ding hi. A taktakin tua bang nuntakna in a to a kho ding nuntakna hilo. Khangkhat, khangnih kaan lo ding hi. Na innveng na innpaamte in na hoihna, na hauhna, na pilna, na siamna hong hamphatpih theih keileh na neihloh hoihzaw ding hi. Itna tawh zong in, itna tawh a piakhia mi in mi hampha ahihi.

In short, keep away from promiscuous women, drugs and alcohol, bad literature and bad company, then you’ll be fine. Listen to your heart, when in doubt.

Hong it,

Na Pa

Na Go Manpha Pen – II

Hih pen Na Go Manpha Pen Part I zopna ahihi.

I go manphapen in i sepna (job) hi a, tua sepna a manphazaw leh a thupizaw a zat ding dan i kikum khin uhi.

Khatveivei, i sepna ah haksatna tampi kituak thei hi. Lawh (khasum) a khan ding bang a khanglo; hihna (position) i deih bang in khanglo ahih-kei-leh office sung a i seppihte tawh kituaklohna hang leh i makaite (management) in i deih bang hong kinloh ciang in bangzahta in thanuam in i hahkat hang in phattuamlo thei hi.

Tua hun ciang in i sepna company/organisation laih lo buang kilungkim thei nawnlo hi.

Sepna zong kik ding kithawikholhna

Amasapen in i sepna khawl pah tawp pah ding hilo hi. I lungkimlohnate i theihsak zawh ciang nangawn a hong thudon kei uh zong in, limtak in sep tohtoh lai ding ahihi.  Bang hang hiam cih leh, i khasum kisam veve lai hang a, i company pan i tawp ciang experience/recommendation certificate i sepna thak ah kisam thei hi. Lungkim tak leh piciang tak a kikhawl ding ahihi.  Tua ciang India context ah, company khat ah kum nga (5) val na sep peuhmah leh gratuity om thei hi.  Tua ciang PF ahizong sum na ngah ding omlai ding hi.

Tawp i sawm ni kipan in i resume/biodate ahizong puah ding in, company i deih zawk a omte kiang ah lak in, interview va pai in, sepna thak sem khawm mah in zon ding ahihi.  Na muhpahloh hang sepna khat neilai lel na hihman in kinawh zon kisam hi.

Pilvang tak leh mailam saupi etna tawh sepna thak zon ding ahihi.  I sepna ah i tuahkhak nuamlo i sakte i tuah kiklohna ding in ngentel leh pilvang tak in i company etna sittel ding ahihi.

Sepna bangci zon ding

I company/organisation lui sang a hoihzaw: Sepna thak i zon ciang in  i sepna lui sang in a hoihzaw kizon hamtang ding ahihi. Company ‘brand’ minthang zaw leh management kician zaw deihhuai hi. I sepna company in zong a thupi hileh mite’n zong thupi sim in, tua sang a manphazaw lai, ei-le-ei kithupi simna, lungkimna leh kimuanna hong pia thei hi.  Kilian sak ding cihna hilo in, self-respect (ei-le-ei kizahtakna) i neih theih ding thupi zaw hi.

I hihna sang sangzaw/hoihzaw: I sepna i laih ciang in i hihna lui sang in a sangzaw zon hamtang dingahihi.  Company a lian zaw leh brand lianzaw bek hilo in nangmah mimal hihna (position/rank) hoih zaw omna zong in.  Tua bang in khangtohna leh picinna hong pia hi.

Lawh/khasum leh benefits hoihzaw: Company khempeuh ah benefits kibanglo hi.  Company pawlkhat in a nasemte uh thupi simlo uh a, pawlkhat in a nasemte manphatna tel cian mahmah uhi.  Best employer of the …..cih bang minphatna a ngah company-te ah sepna zong in.  Tuate na hoihzaw hamtang ding uh a, a nasemte khantoh na ding leh siamna (skills) sinna zong sum tampi bei mah in hong pantah ding uh a, tua in nang siamna leh manphatna hong khangsak ding hi.

A tungate sang a kisam zawlai khat: A tunga i gente sepna khat pan lungkim (nawn)lo a sepna thak na zong ciang a kisam mahmah vive ahihi.  Ahizong in tua teng thum sangin nangma lungkimna leh lunggulhna thupi zaw lai hi. Nang lunglut lam nasepna, nang siamna lam nasepna ngah peuh leteh a dang thumte bangmah hilo zaw hi.

Eimah tawh kituak nasepna muh ding leh neih ding a thupi khat in ka tuat hi. Bang hang hiam cih leh, i sepna mun ah ni khat nai 12 sung bang hun kibeisak a, i nuntakna tamzaw hun i sepna a bei hi.  I sepna ah tuabang in hun ki bei napiin, sum tamman leh za hoih man bek tawh lungkimlo leh lunglutlo pi in va sem lehang ei a ding in (lung)gimna leh thangpaihna hong tun veve ding hi.

Na sepna, na go manphapen ahi takpi mah hiam, lawm?

Na Go Manpha Pen – I

Sum-le-pai thu i kikupna ah a kihello theilo pen go (asset) leh bat (liabilities) ahihi. Asset pen ZoDictionary in “(n) van neih, neih leh lam zuak theih inn, huan, logamte” ci hi. A tom in sum suah theih i gote ahihi.

I gensa bang in i innsung leh mimal sum-le-pai zeekna ah a kicing zaw leh a nuam zaw nuntakna i lunggulh leh i septheih nam nih om hi – i sum zatzah khiam ding, ahih kei leh, i sum muhna khangsak ding.  Tuni in i sum muhna khan zia ding khat kikum ni.

Tu laitak na go manphapen leh lianpen in i sepna (job) ahihi.

Bang hang in i sepna i go manpha pen hiam, cih en ni.

Nasepna Manphatna Nam 5

  • Na sepna in, na hihna ahihi: Na sepna in nang hihna (identity) hong pia hi.  Na ut in na ut kei zong in,  mite in na nasepna in hong ciamteh ding uhi.  Sazuakpa, mehzuakpa, Sangsiapa, Doctorpa, Siapa, ci-in i sepna hang in min hong kipia a, tuate i hihna hong suak hi.
  • Na sepna in na nuntakna dinmun lak hi: Nasep pawlkhat ah sum tamlo a, sum tamna nasep zong om veve hi.  Tua man in, na sepna in na nuntakna dinmun (living standard) hong lak hi. Kumpi nasem na hih leh na ngawl kei ding a, na hau kei ding hi. Nangma mimal na sem na hih leh na hau mahmah thei a, zong na ngawl thei ding hi.
  • Na nuntakzia lak hi: Na nasep pen laigelh hiam, lai tawh kisai khat peuh ahih leh, sabuai tawh a ki gamla ngei mello khat na hi ding hi.  Thu ngaihsunsun mi khat zong na hi ding hi. Galkap khat na hih leh sabuai cih thadah, innsung ah zong na om man kei ding hi. Ngaihsutna sang in sepkhiatna na ki-vazaw ding hi.  Na sepna hang in khualzin kisam den hiam, ahih kei leh, khua khat sung ah om den ding khat na hi hiam, cih pen na sepna in sai hi.
  • Na innkuan vakna sum naak hi: Na nasep in na sum naak hi a, tualo in sum na nei kei ding hi.  Tua man in, manpha mahmah hi. Na summuhte tawh ne in na dawn a, silh-le-ten, inn-le-lo hong pia hi.  Tua bek hilo in na innkuanpihte na vaak a, na tate mailam nuntak nading leh pilna-siamna neih na ding in saang na kahsak hi. Na sepna hang bek ahihi.
  • Na mailam nuntakna ding hi: I sepna tawh kituak in i mailam nuntakna zia ding nangawn genkholh theih hi. Na nasepna ah na khantohna (prospects) a tam/om hiam? Na sepna organisation/company a liat le neu in zong sai ding hi. Sumbuuk ngak khat na hih leh manager ciang na khangto thei kha ding a, tua tung ah a sumbuuk neite hi kha ding hi.

I sepna in i nuntakna ah thu tampi leh i nuntakzia nangawn sai mahmah hi.  Tua man in nasepna khat peuhpeuh pen saupi muhna leh ngimna tawh a zong lai ding te in zon ding ahihi. I mimal lunglutna leh siamna i neihte tawh zong a kituak hiam cih pen ettel mahmah kisam hi.  Tulaitak i nuntakna leh i mailam nuntakna nangawn pen i sepna ah kinga mahmah hi.  Tua man in i sepna bang ci leh a manphapen a zang ding cih leh i sepna bang ci manphatzaw sak lai ding cih zong ngaihsut ding a thupi khat i ka tuat hi.

Mangkam in, actively manage your career cih khat om hi. I sepna pen nisim va kuan ding a, a kha cin ciang sum la cih bek tawh hi theilo hi. Na nasepna ah khantohna (promotion/increment) na sepzah tawh kituak na ngah ding pen a kilawm leh a hoih khat ahihi.  Tua ding in nang mah in tupna leh ngimna na neih ding ahihi.  Na nasepna na kep ding leh na puah ding ahihi.

I sepna a manphatzawk nading in lampi nam nih om hi:

  • Promotion – ZoDictionary in, kahtohna, khantohsakna, za khanna ci-in gelh hi.
  • Increment ZoDictionary in, sum ngahzah khanna, khasum khanna ci leuleu hi.

A tangpi in za khanna leh khasum khanna pen kizui zel hi.  Ahizong in, kizui teitei ding cihna hi tuanlo hi. Za i cih pen sum a tamzawk man bek in a kideih hilo a, a tung a i nasepna manphatzia nam 5 i gente hang zong ahihi. Khasum khanna in za khanna a zui kei zong in lungkimna leh hihna lianzaw, thupizaw hong pia thei hi.

Za Khanna leh Khasum Khanna Bang Ci Ngah Ding

Tup-le-ngim kician nei in: Midangte tawh kiteh ding hilo a, ei-le-ei kiteh ding ahihi. Tu’n sepna nei na hih leh na maban bang hi ding a, koi ciang kalsuan ding na hiam cih ngimna leh tupna nei in.  Sepna nei ta’ng ci’n kilungmuang sak, kilungkim bawl kei in.  Na tupna leh ngimna zahzah in na za khang in, na khasum leh na nuntakna khangto ding hi. Na managerte leh siate na ngimna, na lungulhna a kilawm leh kituak in theihsak in.  Amau zong mi muanhuai leh makai ding a zong tawntung uh ahihi.  Na company neite in mi gina leh muanhuai kisam uhi.

Na sep ding val sem in: Na sep ding (tavuan) zo mahmah in.  A val in zong sem lel in.  Manager na lunggulh leh manager khat i nasep zah sem in, siam sawm in. Hih kei sep ding hi kei cih nei kei in.  Za khanna ding leh khasum khanna ding in na za tawh kituaklo liang in na nasep kisam hi.  Na tungsiahte in hong mu in hong pakta ding uh a, za khanna hong pia ding uhi.

Na tungsiahte theisak in: A tung a i gente na tungsiahte na theihsak kei leh phatuamlo thei hi.  Na ngimna, na lunggulhna, na nasepna khempeuh (a diak in a hoih leh a val na sep peuhmah) na siate, na managerte lak in theihsak in.  Zomite pen a tangpi i hoihna lam gen ding haksa kisa hi.  I company makaite, a neite, leh managerte in i sepna khempeuh hong theilo uhi.  Tua man in eimah mah in i lak ding leh i theihsak kisam hi.  Na lawmte’n zong nang nasep hong gensaklo ding uhi.  Nangmah in na sepna ah za khanna leh khasum khanna ding tavuan na lak ding ahihi.  Na managerte vaihawm ding ngak kisam denlo hi!

Ngen in!: Na sep ding val sem in, na tungsiahte na theihsak khit nangawn ciang in za khanna leh khasum khanna na ngah kei lailai leh na nget ding ahihi.  Ngen in hong ki pia ding hi cih phawk in.  I managerte leh siate in i manphatna phawklo thei uhi.  Tua bang a na nget ciang in, na siate in bang hang na za khansak ding ka hiam hong ci kha ding hi.  Bang hang na khasum khang tuam ding hiam, na lawmte a zong khanglo pi, hong ci thei hi.  Tua ciang in nang na citna, na siamna, na septheihnate na lak ding hi.  Kam nem tak leh maitai tak in na gen ding hi.  Hehna in hehna leh thangpaihna bekmah piangsak hi.

Hong kipia kei leh e? Na za hong ki khansak kei a, na khasum hong kikhan sak pah kei leh, bangteng sem leng ka za khangthei ding hiam cih na siate dong lel in.  Za khan ding na deihna, lunggulhna kilang ding a, a sem ngap, a kithalawh ngap mahmah na hihna kilang ding hi.  Na siate’n hong gen pahloh hang uh, hong pakta giugiau khin ta ding uhi.  Na za khan ding leh khasum khan ding pen a hun bek in sam hi thei hi.

I leitung go manphapen i sepna, a manphazaw leh a thupizaw a i bawl ding, i zat ding pen Pasian deihna tawh zong kituak hi.  Talent hong kipiate a zah tampi a khangsak ding leh meetsak ding i tavuan ahihi.

Zomite Leh Change

Rigidity will break you, be flexible and adaptable like the water, take the shape of any kind of bottle life pours you into so you will be safe and saved. – Carey Suante

Tuhun leitungbup ah kammal minthang pen “change” ahihi. Mipil leh thumute’n leitung politics, economy, religion hi-in society hi leh hong kilamdang (change) mengmengta hi cih a mu uhi. Nidang in Darwin in survival of the fittest ci in theory na pulak hi. A cihnopna pen, leitung ah a hatpen, a pilpen leh a neipente bek nungta zo ding hi cih upna ahihi.

Ahihang in tuhun ciang in, tua sang in a hun zui a kibawlphat theihna, kikhen theihna i ci hiam (adaptability) kisam zaw hi cih ngaihsutna hong piangta hi. Thu ngaihsutzia, sum-le-pai zon zia hi in, nuntakzia hi leh anini in hong kikheng lamdang mengmeng ta ahihman in tua bang mah a a kikheng ziauziau theite, a kibawlpha mengmeng theite gualzo ding hi ci uhi.

Tua ahihmanin ei Zomite, adiak in Tedim kampaute mihing 500,000 zong a phazonailote, a ding in hamphathuai ka sa hi. Pilna, neih-le-lam leh thatanghatna tawh kuamah zolo dingte a ding in lametna hong pia hi.

Tawm/neu ihihmanin hamphatna tampi i nei hi.

  1. Tawm ihihmanin vaihawm baih ding hi. (decision-making/governance)
  2. Tawm ihihmanin i tenna gam zong neu a, kikawmna haklo, thu kizaksak, thu-le-la theihkim haklo ding hi. (transportation/communication)
  3. Tawm ihihmanin i vaihawmsa khel kik, ngaihsutnasa khel kik, nuntakzia omsa khel haksa lo ding hi. (flexibility/adaptability)

Hih a tung a thuthumte pen tawm/neu ihihmanin genloh a maan ding thute ahihi. A maan kei leh koilai hiam ah a minambup-in kikhial hi ding hi. Hih thuthumte lakpan in a thumna thupi pen a, zong tuhun diakdiak ciang in mipil-misiamte’n zong manpha leh deihhuai a sak penpen uh ahihi.

Company liante in sum-le-paai (resources) nei uh a, ahizong in company neute in flexibility/adaptability nei uhi. Tua man in tuhun leitung kilumlet vengvung laitak in company neute lawhcing nuam zaw hi ci uhi. Tua man mah in tuhun ciang in mitampi in company leh government nasepna sang in amau na (self-employment) semzaw uhi.

Zomite zong tuamah bang in i ngaihsutna, ngaihsutzia, nuntakzia leh khuamuhziate leitung hun a kikhen mah bang in i khentheih ding uh kisam hi. Zo minam tuamtuamte i san dan, Zogam i san dan, i nam minte i san dan, i Zopau i san dan, Zolai i gelhdan, i biakna pawlpite i san dan, Pasian i biak dan nangawn i khentheih a kisap hun hong tung haklo ding a, tua ding in mansa in om ni.

Na Lunglutna Tawh Nekzong In

Leitung ah a hampha penpente in a lunglutna uh tawh nekzongte ahi uhi.  Ahizongin, mi tampi in i lunglutnate tawh nek kizong khalo hi.

A diakin Zomite sungah nekzonna kithupi bawl mahmah in i lunglut leh lunggulhte ngaihsun manlo liang in nekzong kitam hi.  Tua mah bangin khangnote zong a lunglutna uh hi hiam hilo cih kan masa loin “laisiam” ding bek i thupi bawl uhi. A hi ding mah hiam?

Laisiam i cih zong bang hi hiam?  PhD leh doctorate tuamtuam ngahte laisiam hiam? Laisiamna leh pilna, ciimna, teina a kibang mah hiam?  Hih thute i ngaihsut uh kisam hi.  Laisiamna in nekzonna picing leh kingakna tak nasepna hong pia mah hiam?

Lunglutna leh siamna zong a kibang hiam? Siamna khempeuh nekzonna tak hi hiam?

Ke’n zong a dawnna sangin a dotna ka thei zaw hi.

Hong kum nuam na om uh leh hong kum un; mailam ah kikum toto lai ni.

How to Forget a Past (Bad) Relationship

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory – Rita Mae Brown

If you have had a bad relationship or two leaving you empty, angry and vengeful, you know how difficult it sometimes is to forgive… and to forget…and to love again.

It’s easy to point the finger of blame to the other party involved. Especially when you invested so much, and some more, in that doomed relationship. Ultimately, it robs you off your happiness.

To be happy again, one has to be strong enough to forgive and stubborn enough to even forget. And, most importantly, forgetful enough to be able to love again!

Therein lies the secret key to your happiness – to forget!

To Forget Is To Forgive.

How to forget

How does one forget all the good memories that one shared with an ex? How does one erase a part of his life? Is it even required so?

We have our own ways dealing with matters of the heart; for some it may be talking about and through it, and for some, it is to not to bring the matter up at all, ever.

Forgetting one’s past, good or bad, is not possible or even commendable. Forgetting simply means that we learn from our mistakes and try to remember the few things we have done right (or so we thought!), also. We do have the choice to focus on our good experiences rather than the bad.

We should learn to ignore the negative things said and done in a relationship to be civil again with one another. Accept the fact that you are, most certainly, partly to be blamed also, for the failed relationship. For, a relationship is a two-way street. You give and receive. Nobody’s perfect, including you. That’s how you will learn to be more forgiving of yourself and the ex.

However way we deal with such misadventures, it is important to forget and move on. Make yourself insanely happy then naturally you will forget your unpleasant past. And be able to forgive.

Good memories are hard to let go. And things can get complicated when the said relationship went on for some considerable time. You now have these extended relationships with others also. You were part of an entity that now no longer exists. You have to rebuild your own identity even.

However, people change and so do their hearts, unfortunately. If you are the one with the unchanged heart and your thoughts often stray to the good memories and times with that ex of yours, it’s time to let go…forget.

Learn to take a bird’s eye-view of your past.

Look at the big picture. In the scheme of things it may not be worth being hateful and depressed. You will only lose more if you dwell on the past. The future has so much more in store for you. That’s a promise.

Take an outsider’s view of your life

Especially the times that you keep coming back to. Listen again to all the naysayers who advised you not to get into that relationship in the first place. They may have been right, after all.

If you can successfully employ one of the above techniques you will definitely come up with a fresh perspective and see the truth. See things the way they really are. You have been charmed and blinded by your love. Now, its time to get real and face the world.

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” – 1 John 4:7

How to love again

Understandably, this is easier said than done.

Mostly people, including yours truly, need time to find ourselves again. It takes time to assess our goals and objectives, and our station in life.

Fortunately, time is the best healer of broken hearts and wounded prides!

Time allows one to revamp one’s life. Time allows us to be patient with ourselves. Time, slowly but surely, makes us whole again so that we can partake in this great adventure called love.

Re-design your life

Change your habits.  Maybe even change your activities.  If the relationship was that bad even change your circle of friends.

You have to move away from familiar faces and places and activities that remind you of your past relationship.

Physical change will enable a mental change.

Meet new people.  You will soon realize there are interesting people out there!  And that is important.

The demise of a relationship is the birth of a new one!

 

 

Zomi Kipawlnate Sep Dinga Hoih Pawlkhat

Leitung minam tampite lakah khat ahi Zomi akicite pen minam tawm leh minam niam mahmah khat kihi lai hi.

Minam lian leh thupite banglo in ei tangthu (history) nangawn a kan zolo, a puah zolo kihi lai hi.

Minam lian leh thupite banglo in ei tawh kisai thu kisam leh phamawh tampi a nei zolo, a kan zolo i hi lai hi.

Ei-le-ei a kitheilo, a kitello minam kihi lai hi.  Min kician nangawn a nei thei nailo, pau kician a nei nailo, kiukna kician a nei nailo minam kihi hi.

Ahizongin Zomi kipawlnate leh mimal a tei, a tangzang i om leh sep ding tampi, eima septheih tampi om veve hi.

Zomi kipawlna kician khat in hih thute ‘project’ i nei in hong sem leh deihhuai mahmah hi.  Tua thute en dih ni:

  • Mihing phazah – Zomite a phazah zong a kitheilo minam i hi lai tazen hi.  Zomi kipawlna kician leh tangzang mahmah khat in census (mi phazah) kumpi simsa ngaklo/zanglo in hong sim leh deih huai mahmah hi.  Khua khempeuh pan in mi phazah la khawm in sim theih dingin ka tuat hi.  Zomite tenna khuate beek bel a thei dingin kilamen pong leng maw.
  • Tua mah bangin sanginn om zah, sangnaupang zah, football field zah, cih bangin a tuamtuam kaikhawm zo lai leng deih huai mahmah hi.

Hih thute kaikhawm bek hilo in laibu suah in kihawm thei lai leh deihhuai hi.  Ei-le-ei i kithei nading; midangte hong theih nading in kisam mahmah hi.

Koi ciang ah om i hiam (dinmun) cih zong theihna hong suak ding a, mailam kalsuan zia ding zong hong lemzaw deuh dingin ka ngaihsun hi.

Banghang hiam cih leh, kipawlna tampi in Zomi khantoh nading na sem nuam mahmah se leh, bangzah sem leh a ‘khanto’ kisuak ding hiam cih a genthei om tuan lo hi.

Ka cih nopna ah; khantohna i cih nam tampi om a, tupna ngimna kician i kipawlnate in zong a neih ding thupi hi.  Music kipawlna i neih leh i suan mahmah ZOMUS in Zomite music lamah khantoh nading sem nuam mahmah hi.  Ahizongin, a ‘project-te’ uh Zomi sung music lam khangto sak taktak ding hiam theih hamsa hi.  Tua man in a teh thei na khat sep ding geelzaw leh bang aci tam ci ing.  Gentehna, Zomite’n music school bangzah nei a; mihing 1,000 ta a ding music school khat (1) om ding hanciam leng khantohna khat hilo ding hiam?  Tua bang haksa ding a hih leh zong, mihing 10,000 ta a ding music school khat e?

Lailam kipawlna khat in zong mihing 10,000 ta in laibuli (library) khat i neih zawh nading hanciam leng e?

Business lam kipawlna khat in kum khat in Zomi business 4/5 a thak a om det na ding hanciam leng e?

Sports lam kipawlna i neih leh tua teng zong a omsa football ground-te puah ding, ahih kei leh football ground behlap ding kisam hiam cihte kan in sem leng e?

Zomite khantoh na ding sem ding cih gemgam sangin Zomite a ding sanginn 2/3 behlap ding cih pen theih baih in, teh theih hi.  I lawhcin leh lawhsap kician takin kitel ding hi.

Tulaitak i pai dan pen “Zomite khantoh nading” nasepna ah lawhcing i hiam, lawhcinglo i hiam cih nangawn kitello hi.  Banghanghiam cih leh i ngim pen teh theihloh, muh theihloh a hih man hi.

A taktakin hih bang nate pen kumpi in hong sepsak ding, hong piak ding ahihi.  Ahizongin kumpi tung bek ah kinga theilo i hihna cian mahmah khinta (kum 40 val) i hihmanin ei mah in i sep ding thupi ding hi.

Tua bangte i sep ciangin ei-le-ei kithanuam sakin, i kumpite maizum sak ding i hihi.  Ei-le-ei kimuanna hong khang ding a, minam kipawlnate zahtakna leh thupi simna hong khang ding hi.  Tua bek zong hilo, minam i hihna zong ki thupi sim tektek ding a, minam thupi zong i suak takpi ding hi.

Zomite i haksatnate pan a taimangte i hih lawmlawm sangin i haksatnate a phungamte, haksatna pan a suakta zo minamte ci a midangte hong ciamteh ding kal ngaklah huai mahmah hi.

Hih thute keima ngaihsutna hi a, kuamah mimal leh kipawlna demna hilo hi.

 

Does the Church still care about you?

This is a re-post of an article I wrote years ago.

 

Does the Church still care about you? It’s a strange question to ask, and a question many may not be ready to ask, too.

In other words, do you think the Church is doing enough for you and me, the members of the Church, the society to justify its prominent position today?

The Church has gained and held its prominent position thanks to the popularity of Christianity among the Zo people from 1900s to date. A society which was animistic a mere century ago has now become 100% Christian.

When the first missionaries landed in Zo inhabited areas like the present Chin State and Mizoram, their first project was reducing the local dialects into written words. To this end, Roman script has been used. Schools were then set up and books and newspapers began to be published to further the education of the Zo people to ready the populace to accept Christ and become Christians, as in Christ-like.

It is noteworthy that though the missionaries’ main goal was to convert Zo people into Christians they did so by educating and spreading awareness about health (hygiene), the world, sciences, polity, etc. Improving the social conditions of the society was first and foremost in their own interest.

Come to think of it, they first developed the society, the social life of the people only then did they preach the Gospel.

However, a century later, the Church seems to lack that societal responsibility. The Church totally isolates itself from the social and political life of its members. There seems to be a certain wariness and a ‘holier than thou’ attitude on the part of the Church.

While all these may not be the fault of the Church itself, the Church nevertheless should right this wrong. One reason I see why the Church cannot have this pervasive presence is due largely to the presence of NGOs, and the powerful philanthropic organisations in the society. These philanthropic organisations does all that needs be done in the society so the Church is left virtually without anything else to do. With private schools gaining ground in the education system, there is hardly any chance to compete with them.

So, we now have the Church with nothing else to do but the weekly Sunday worship services and the lucrative missionary boards spreading the Message (and money, might I add!) to the ends of the world.

If this trend goes on for some more time, it won’t be long before we have empty churches like in the West.

Reasons why the Church should have a more active role in the society:

  • The Church, at least in principle, is the only moderate institution in the Zo society today. All or most other social institutions are communal in nature and lack the foresight and the ‘big heart’ factor to work for the good of all.

  • The Church is immune to political favouritism, again at least in principle. Hopefully the Church is not influenced by the political bigwigs always looking to gain some kind of stronghold even within the Church.

  • The Church is the most well-funded Zo social institution: Unlike all other social institutions the Church, at least in principle, receives 10% (tithe) of the members’ (gross/net?) income and therefore, no doubt, the most well-funded and richest institution. In spite of this, I don’t see the Church spending much for the welfare of the members in terms of education, healthcare, etc. Maybe, I’m expecting too much here but then it is evident that the Church spends A LOT on missions outside Zo society. And yes most of these monies are spent on education and healthcare facilities of the locals! As if we ourselves don’t need those!

In spite of all its failings, people still respect the Church: The Church should leverage this for its own sake and for the sake of the society. Its mightily evident there is no single social institution who command such respect as the Church. Therefore the Church is in a good position to change the society if needs be and/or maintain the status quo.

Because most other social institutions in our society are corrupt and people don’t have faith in them anymore. Therefore their last resort is the Church!

Why the Church Fails to Cater to Its Members

  • The Church fails to appreciate its pervasive responsibility: As I said before, the Church seems to fails to see its responsibility beyond spiritual guidance of the society. It totally disconnects itself from worldly matters, I guess! Our churches seem to have this morbid fixation with life-after-death; and life-before-death is irrelevant! They would be well-advised to study and learn again from their missionaries, past or present.

  • Due to the presence of big NGOs and well-established philanthropic organisations: All the rehabs and retreat centre being monopolised by foreign funded NGOs and ’social work’ being monopolised by philanthropic organisations there is hardly any room for the Church to participate.

  • Choking strangulation by local elders: One interesting facet of the Zo Church is its governing system itself. The pastor who is the spiritual guide and leader is in reality a puppet of the Church elders. And, the Church elders are members of the Church who are most often without any theological training. And somehow, the Church elders consist of men who could strong-arm the pastor and the Church itself.

Balancing Act

When I propose a more active role by the Church within the society I do not mean that they forsake all their ‘go unto the world and spread the Gospel’ projects. But there has to be a balance. After all, the source of inspiration and funding for the Church is from the society. And, it’s not as if we still don’t need education, orphanages, hostels, social projects like road-building, cultural events, sports, etc. Is there any Church who does all these?

Unless the Church learns to deal with today’s problems, problems and issues faced by the members, the Church could very well become irrelevant in the near future.

Please remember, this generation is fast-food, instant gratification, instant messages, instant connectivity generation. We have no patience. When we need answers and solutions for today’s issues and challenges, please don’t point us to the life-after-death solution. If Jesus cares enough to perform miracle for the crowd to eat, maybe there is a lesson there for the Church – meet the needs of the people even on earth!

Being Christ-like is also what is expected of the Church. Not only of the individual.

Maybe it’s time the Church shows us its humane side!

Carey Suante is a member of ZCF, Delhi. In his free time, which is rather limited with three active girls vying for his attention, he writes on Vaphual.net and other websites like www.TranscriptionPRO.net.