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REV. VIAL NANG’S  BAPTIZED DIAMOND JUBILEE (1908-1983)
Feb.2-6,1983   Tonzang
“ZEISU IN TOPA HI” Phil. 2:11
1893 : Tonzang khua ah suak a, a nu Zel Ngem, a pa Thual Neng (Ngaihte Nam), Hau Tual suan hi.
1906 : Tonzang khua a Rev. Po Ku’ phuat nitak sangah Kawllai sin hi.                                  1908 : Rev. Po Ku in Tonzang Kongpilui ah tuiphum hi.            1912-1914 : Rev. Joseph Herbert Cope in Tedim Kumpi sangah koih a, Kawllai tan 4 zo hi.   1915 : Mandalay ABM sangah Manglai sin hi.           1916-1918 : Insein Kawlpau Lai Siangtho sangah kum 3 ciang kah hi.           1919-1921 : Galpi Masa in Mesopotamia ah Mangkang  Kumpi galkapte mawtaw hawl hi. 1921 : Inn ah hong ciah in Pi Dah Za Cing tawh teeng hi. Tuiphumsia za kipia a         Khamtung Zomi lak ah Tuiphum Sia ngah masa pen hi.                 1922 : Tapidaw ahih manin a kilipkhap mahmah Kadaang cik ah kiteeng sak hi. A     tapa Neng Za Ko suak a, 1928 in si hi.                         1924 : Insein Lai Siangtho sangah zom kik in kum 4 na zo hi. Sia Po Ku’ maban teng         zom hi. A tapa Gin Za En suak a, 1930 in si hi.            1938 June 11 : Cope Topa sih pan Rev. Nelson hong tun’ 1939 dong Cope Topa’ maban zom   hi.             1942-43 : Japan galsung Tedim-Imphal mawtaw lam tawhna ah Lambu neu sem in                                                                   Kumpi huh hi. 1942-1946 : Gal taai a Nelson Topa te aciah sung teng, sangmangte’ maban teng zomin                     nitak sang khua 30 val ah phuan hi. [Hih sangte a nung ciangin kumpi sang suak hi.]                       1949-54 : Mipite’ deihna zui in Tonzang khua huasa a sep hangin Pasian nasep zong   ahih theih bangin huh den hi.             1955 Dec 26 : Pi Dah Za Cing si hi.                         1957 April 13 : Pi Don Khua Man tawh Rev. Kham Khaw Kai in kiteeng sak hi.            1957-58 : Gamngai Siakhawk pawlnih a suah teh TBA pawl pen kem hi.             1960 Apr.7-10 : A thungetna bangin ZBC-TBA in a bawl khop COPE JUBILEE leh COPE     PHAWKNA BIAKINN honna ah va pai in thupha pia hi.                          1960 April 13 : A it  a makaih den a behteng tawh Pa Kam Khan Thang te’ inn ah Lawm-an ne khawm hi. 1960 April26 : Bawlsiatna tampi thuak kawma A’ na a sepsak, Pa Pasian kiangah hong ciah   san in 30 April 1960 in Tonzang khua ah kivui hi. Kum 67 nungta a, nupa 109 teng sak in: Mi 2007 tuiphum hi.            1983 Feb. 2-5 : Tonzang Gambup Tuiphum Pawlpi in a kumcin kikhoppi a 8 veina leh   REV VIALNANG PHAWKNA TUI KIPHUM ZAWH DIAMOND JUBILEE,Tonzang                                                                            khua ah bawl in mual suang phut hi.
PASIAN  MIN THANG TA HEN
{Mulasuang a sum beiteng a tu atate in si in, Siklong (bell) Tonzang Siakhawk in si a, Ama tangthu Tonzang khua Pawlpi in gelh hi.}
REV. VIAL NANG DIAMOND JUBULEE 1908-1983
Luke 14:27; I Tim. 1:17; II Tim. 4:8
The Reverend Sia Vial Nang of Tonzang the first ordained native pastor in Zomi Land
Reverend Sia Vial Nang was born 1893 at Tonzang, the Royal City of Pu Kam Hau, the innpipa.
Innpipa Pu Hau Cin KHup invited Rev Po Ku’ a pioneer Baptist evangelist stationed at Tedim, to open a Burmese school at Tonzang in 1906. Young Vial Nang, son of mother Zel Ngem and father Thual Neng of the Hau Tual branch of the Ngaihte family, attended Po Ku’s night school, was converted, and baptized by Rev Po Ku at Kongpilui, Tonzang, in 1908.
The Rev Joseph Herbert Cope of the American Baptist Mission, Tedim, put Vial Nang through the Govt. Burmese Primary School, Tedim; the ABM English School, Mandalay; and the ABM Burmese Seminary, Insein, of which last he was a graduate.
Having served in Mesopotamia as a driver with the British armed forces of World War I, he returned home in 1921, married Pi Dah Za Cing, and was ordained to the Baptist ministry. He thus became the first ordained native pastor in Zomi Land.
Since Rev Po Ku went home to Tabaung, Bassein, sometime before November 21, 1923 [vide preface to Tedim La Bu III] and could not return, Vial Nang took over his duties, Likewise, Vial Nang, being the most Senior pastor, took over charge when Rev Dr. Cope died June 11, 1938, and also when Rev Franklin Owen Nelson went on war time home furlough, 1942-46.
He continued in fulltime Christian Service until 1949 when, by popular demand, he became headman of Tonzang, the city that in 1922 fordced him to sttle beside the Kadaang Swamp, dreaded at the time as deadly devils habitat.
Though retired from fulltime Christian service, he never really ceased to serve the Lord; when the Gamngai diocese split, 1957-58, he took care of the faction loyal to the T.B.A.
Pi Dah Za Cing, who bore him two sons, Neng Za Ko (1922-28) and Gin Za En (1923-30) died in 1955, and his second marriage with Pi Don Khaw Man of Tuitum, was performed by Rev Kham kHaw Kai on April 13, 1957.
April 7-10, 1960, his heart’s desire was fulfilled when he, in his farewell  public appearance, participated in the ZBC-BA joint celebration of the Cope Golden Jubilee and dedication of the Cope Memorial Church at Tedim and pronounced the benediction.
On April 26,1960 at his quiet Kadaang home, he peacefully breathed his last and passed on to his heavenly reward, and was laid to rest on April 30, 1960 at the Tonzang Baptist Cemetery.
THE TONZANG TOWHSHIP BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, established in 1975, at its eighth annual convention, Feb. 2-6,1983, Tonzang, celebrates the REV VIAL NANG DIAMOND JUBILEE, and erects amonument at Tonzang Baptist Church.
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
 


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