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Dear Sanggam te,

Dear Zomi u leh naute

Gumpa Jesu Khris min tawh kong Mumbai panin kong hopih hi. Pasian hehpihna tawh 2009-2010 sungin Fuller Theological Seminary ah sabbatical ka zat sungun ka gelh Zomi in Diaspora cih laibu copy 1000 ka khensak hi. Tua lak panin bu 48 Sia Cin Do Thawng leh Sia Tualkim Suantakte kiangah kikhak khin zo hi.

Laibu khat ciangin $ 10 in kizuak ding a, post a khak man ding tawh a deih dingte'n na khak sawn un. Zomi gamdang peemna a kigelh a om hangin laibu tawh kibawl om nai lo hi. A kicing ahih loh hangin gam thum tung Zomite adingin leh mission leh evangelism lam lungngai kawmin a kigelh laibu hi. Dr. Cindy Perry in kohmasak thu hong gelhsak zong kong thunkhawm hi. A sawt loin ka laibu gelhsa Youth Culture leh Doctor of Missiology a ka dissertation When the World of Zomi Changed cih zong kong hawm khiat sawm hi. Topa min tawh tha nong piak ding uh kong lamen hi.

Rev. Cin Do Thawng cell numbat 240-315-1643
Tualkim cell nambat 301-524-4476

Paupu
J.M. Ngul Khan Pau

A5 Parijat Mansion. GMC No. 19
Amarawati Path, Christian Basti
Guwahati, Assam, India 781 005

(91) 801-100-1959 (Pau)
(91) 801-100-1949 (Lucy)


Forward

It’s been my privilege to get to know Dr JM Ngul Khan Pau and his wife Lucy, walk alongside them in ministry, and be welcomed into their family over the past 12 years. Their growing close friendship has been one of the delights of my time in India.

In this journey of friendship I have witnessed Dr Pau’s passion for his people – both sides of the border in India and Myanmar, and dispersed right around the world. So it was with great joy the news was received of his being accepted as a Research Scholar at Fuller to do research on the Zomi diaspora; later refined as his thesis for the DAI Masters in Organizational Leadership. And now it’s an honor to write this brief forward to this book, the fruits of his research – Zomi in Diaspora.

Diaspora missiology is one of the most important new disciplines needing to be addressed in this generation. With the increasing dispersion of peoples to and from countries big and small, from professionals to the wandering homeless refugees and laborers, the challenge to reach and embrace them with the love of Christ is growing exponentially. Broad-based research, creative methodology, hearts of compassion, and sacrificial lives are needed to meet this challenge.

The research and findings presented here by Dr Pau about the Zomi in diaspora is a very significant contribution to diaspora missiology. But perhaps more significantly, it has become the basis for broad-ranging and growing ministry to the practical and spiritual needs of Zomi people scattered around the globe – not least giving them a sense of identity, of being ‘known’, and empowering them for mission in all the places they have been planted.Dr Pau and Lucy are now following up the findings from the research, traveling and ministering among Zomi churches in many different countries as requests pour in. This is a clear indication of both the crying need for diaspora ministry, of their hearts of compassion towards them, and also their passion to see the Zomi people discover their calling more and more as a missionary people.

I heartily recommend this book to Zomi peoples both in their homelands and those globally dispersed, to diaspora missiologists and those seeking to understand the significance of diaspora mission, and to those in contact with Zomi people in the more than 35 countries where they have been scattered around the world.

Cindy L Perry, PhD
Senior Consultant for Himalayan Region
Development Associates International





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