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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Chp 105. Pics: KTP Bial Conference

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For the sake of my dear non-Mizo visitors, let me explain the concept of “Bial KTP Conference” again.

KTP stands for “Kristian Thalai Pawl” which literally means “Christian Youth Group”. Every Presbyterian Kohhran (Church) has a KTP. A Bial (circle) consists of a couple of Kohhrans headed by a designated Pastor. Hence a KTP Conference is an occasion (3 days) when all the KTP members of different Kohhrans belonging to the same Bial interact with each other by going to the same Church, having discussions, fellowship programs etc.

As mentioned in my previous post, Chaltlang Bial consists of Chaltlang Branch (1954), Laipuitlang Branch (1986), Lily Veng Branch (1988) and Chaltlang South Branch (2002). It was indeed a great experience for me, considering the fact that this was my first KTP Conference since I’m never in Mizoram during this particular time of the year.

Some of the photos I took are displayed below.

Girls will be girls. I spent most of the morning waiting for them to get ready.

L-R : Mawizuala, Terema, Thangvunga, Pianpuia, Mary, Madina, Mahlimi & Me.

Ushers of Lily Veng Branch (the host branch for this year).

[ Variety Program – Saturday Afternoon ]

L-R: Marly, Mawizuala, Hriatpuia, Engkimi, Maruata & Hriatpuia.

Laipuitlang Branch dancers!

L-R: Rintluangi, Marly, Ma-i, Mami.

Chaltlang South Branch Quartet Band.

The DOXOLOGY gospel rock band, Chaltlang Branch.

Item numbers from renowned gospel artists.

Gospel rock band SARABANDE from Laipuitlang Branch.

Our (Chaltlang South Branch) very own gospel band – The ALTARS.

Laipuitlang Branch KTP members performing a worship dance.

On our way home -> “The ALTARS” unplugged.

[ Sunday 28.01.07 ]

Sunday Afternoon Church Service, again at Lily Veng (the host Branch).

A close friend of my close friend -> Lal Hmai, Chaltlang Branch.

Laipuitlang Branch Choir.

Chaltlang South Branch Choir. The conductor is Madina.

Blessing the offerings given during the service.

Narzhoc, a regular misual.commer.

Dancing in His praise.

Sunday night service: Bial Choir in action (the best from all Branches)

A view of Lily Veng Church from the balcony.

After Church -> fellowship program. Note the time. And it just started!

Chaltlang Branch members performing a devotional worship dance.

Various gospel artists from different Branches.

On our way home, around mid-night. Streets are completely deserted.


My cousin posing, and me in front of “Almost Unreal’s” house .

One of my friends said that “Bial Inkhawmpui” is also a perfect time for single guys and girls to keep a lookout for a probable partner! No wonder whenever I was introduced to a girl, the first thing the people who introduced us always mention was, “nula fel a ni” (She’s a good girl). Lolz.

One thing I have noticed is that, many people regard anyone who regularly participate in KTP activities to be “good”. Evangelist Zairemmawia gave a very good sermon on this topic too. We need to change our mind-set regarding this notion. Ofcourse taking part in such activities is a noble deed when it comes to devotion, but there are a few individuals who do nothing in life, don’t help out with the house chores, waste their time the whole day, and when it is time for the KTP service, they are the first ones to reach the Church! All they care about is their public image. Being a good Christian is not just about the Church service alone! That’s just the icing. Duty to family and parents are also a part of duty to God.

Ah oh, I met a couple of KTP members from different Branches who came up to me and asked me if I am Sandman! Lolz. I just grinned and cautiously asked them why first Anyway, I did get quite a number of handshakes that night, from people I’ve never met before who read my articles online. Here’s to all of you out there -> lots of love and prayers. Hoping to meet you all again on next year’s KTP Bial Conference. God bless.


myself said...

hehhe....great pics!!! Hma-i chaltlang nula fel...oink!!! she'll be glad to hear this.

And thats the kinda sermons i would love to hear.....and that is exactly why i don't want a man who is too KTP.*huge grin*

illusionaire said...

hehe... but i want a woman who is a bit KTP.. u know.. espcially one who participate in bial zaipawl etc *huger grin*

Anonymous said...

sonam: kima..u look good..the ladies look fine....

illusionaire said...

Sonam bro!!!!!! Geee its good to know u still visit my blog now and then inspite of the change... thanx bro. Hope all's well with you.

virgochhas said...

so how many 'nula fel's' hand haf u shaken


too bad am not a member of BZP


myself said...

hey,Kim.....i'm not one of those "nula fel"..BUT.. used to participate in bial zaipawl,does that count??? *wink wink*

illusionaire said...

hehe virgo... not many. I didnt shake that many hands... just a "handful" only :-D

@ myself: well, lemme check out our BZP and if they are fel, then I guess you are also fel :-) Did you also wear uniforms like our BZP?

myself said...

hehe...yep,i used to hate the uniforms though....anywayz,if u like only nula fel,then i guess i have to withdraw myself *sniff sniff*

illusionaire said...

"Fel" is too vague a word to describe anybody. Fel can be somebody who is honest, homely, caring, or somebody who doesnt drink, smoke or consume sahdah. And at the same time, somebody who take sahdah but help others can be fel again... hence, let us not keep "fel" as an important criterion here :-)

Can ya send me pics of u in BZP uniform?

myself said...

Forget it!!! m not gonna send u my BZP pics.I drink,smoke,etc occationally(which means not fel).Now i'm outtie.Ciao...

Sundancer said...

Lung a va han leng em leh! Hmelhriat hlir hmelhriat hlir -
I taught Jacinta Science for a while in high school....the guy with the white gloves, I used to teach him Math when he was in cl X, in fact, I see quite a few ppl I've taught! Kan si ta kan si taaaa! LOL
Ka U thlalak khi enge a awm ve nachhan a ka U tih I hria nge hmelthra I tih vang hrim2 in I la? :P
Biteii te in kawtah khian I van in pose nalh :)

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Sundancer said...

and Thanks Kim! Truly beautiful pictures, somehow brings us closer to home. Muchos appreciated!

illusionaire said...

Ur welcome Sundancer. And hey, who's ur sis/bro? Seriously I don't know her/him.

virgochhas said...

me see ur bro too...sundancer...

wearin brown jacket....rite?

Almost Unreal said...

lunglet thlak kher mai..hmelhriat an tam..lungleng..grt pic

Jerushai 'chilh rep rep' poh hei a lang chiang tha khop mai..khi batch te a dah bik a..a awfisial ni ngei ang.

kan in..thx :)..hei aia nasa in pose tur lom. n give by regards to hmai

illusionaire said...

Biteii and Rami, Jerusha u bialnu khi kan veng a nula chhelo pawl a nih khi. A hmu luck thei bik khawp mai.

myself, chu rawn let leh seee... ka blog pawn a ngai :-) where are u "myself"?

myself said...

ok here i am...wondering back into the dark world,i blog hi a thim eee,very very dark ..tanto :P

illusionaire said...

tanto tanto... ti amo tanto :-)

a eng vur chuan ka dah duh lo aaaa hehehe... hmuh a nuam ka ti zawk ti hian.

myself said...

a hring treng dah la :P

by the way "wa ai ni"

illusionaire said...

wa ai ni to u too :-)

a pink theme in ka siam mai tur a nia rawn complain rawn complain suh :-D

myself said... chu i inhmeh reuh ngot ang

hutuk bang luik

illusionaire said...

ok then pink it is! :-)

now help me select animations and pictures of flowers I can put on the side too :-P

myself said...

ok fine.... pink flowers...preferably daisies...hahaah just tell me which ones,i'm at ur service.master spy.

illusionaire said...

mistres spy. :-)

i like roses. hahaha. ok lets not get carried away with this. lolz. I like black, I like it dark, and yeah I like it every way. But I like your pink blog. :-)

myself said...

hehhe..ok roses..done!!! but u have to tell me the colours..heyyy!! i blog kha i lo ti pink ve nge awwww..ka style chu copy lo la.

Anonymous said...

dude..u have to translate some of the intvs u've conducted (at me..its sounds interesting...heheh

Anonymous said...

Lung a ti leng hle mai, your pics are great.

puia said...

Ka lo hmu ve chiah a. A lunglen thlak hle mai. A changkang ka ti bawk ani. A ngaihna hria chuan thil tharlam deuh pawh han ti zel teh u. C.Puia Lily veng