• EFI Remembers Rev. H. Chungthang Thiek: A Legacy of Faith and Unity

    In memory of Rev. H. Chungthang Thiek, former Secretary of EFI Northeast region and a distinguished evangelist, our hearts are heavy with sorrow. Rev. Thiek devoted 27 years of his life to EFI, from 1988 to 2015, leaving an indelible mark on the organization and the Church at large.

    A graduate of the Union Biblical Seminary, Rev. Thiek’s influence reached far and wide. His tenure witnessed the establishment of invaluable relationships across Northeast India. Notably, he played a pivotal role in fostering reconciliation and peace during regional conflicts, particularly mediating between the Hmar and Dimasa tribes in the early 2000s.

    Renowned for his dynamic and humour-infused preaching and exceptional organizational skills, Rev. Thiek spearheaded numerous training programs, contributing significantly to EFI’s growth in the Northeast. A sought-after speaker for revival meetings and conferences, his impact reverberated deeply within the community.

    Rev. Thiek’s visionary leadership led to the acquisition of EFI’s current property in Guwahati, now known as the EFI Northeast Centre. His legacy continues to shape the ministry of EFI in the region.

    Reflecting on Rev. Thiek’s life, Rev. Vijayesh Lal, the General Secretary of EFI, shared, “Rev. Thiek was a revered Church leader across the Northeast, leaving a void that will be deeply felt. He completed his race with dignity and faithfulness. It was a privilege to minister alongside him and travel across the states in the region. He opened up the region for me and was a guide in every sense. His introduction of the ‘Standing Strong through the Storm’ seminars in the region impacted countless leaders. I remember his cheerful disposition, boundless energy, sensitive nature, and willingness to serve. Our shared trips particularly to Arunachal and Tripura remains etched in my memory. Though we were praying for his health, we also had the honour of briefly hosting him and his family at the EFI centre. I was looking forward to seeing him this new year, but now we will meet before our Master. As we reflect on his life, let’s remember a faithful and cheerful servant of God. Our prayers are with his family. May his memory inspire us to press on faithfully and until we meet again, may his legacy lives on in our hearts.”

    EFI kindly requests prayers for the family of Rev. Thiek. If you have messages of condolences, we would be grateful to pass them on to the family. You may write to us at mail@efionline.org.

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