Rev. Dr. J.M. Ngul Khan Pau, the General Secretary of the Council of Baptist Churches in North East India (CBCNEI), sent us an urgent prayer request for a very difficult situation regarding their headquarters compound.

The compound is located at the prime land of Guwahati, Assam, and has been used for Baptist mission since the mid-1800s. Currently the land is used for CBCNEI offices, guest house and the Worship Research Center. The Guwahati Baptist Church, the Priscilla Center, and a number of NGOs also have their operation in the compound.

The Assam Government has requested CBCNEI to hand over the entire compound for their use. CBCNEI rejected similar requests in the past.

Dr. Pau has appealed to the Assam Government to withdraw the demand under a legal procedure. He has also asked for the intervention of friends in the political circle. While Dr. Pau is still waiting for a reply, he has asked for the prayer support of the global Christian family.

CBCNEI has been a close partner of the International Ministries for more than 50 years. The Council is a fellowship of six Baptist conventions (Arunachal, Assam, Garo, Karbi Anglong, Manipur, and Nagaland) that represents 250 of the 500 tribes in Northeast India. Their total membership has exceeded 900,000. (Go to www.eacinet.org/cbcnei.php to read more information of the Council.)