Ao Baptist Arogo Mungdang

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Ao Baptist Arogo Mungdang(ABAM) ("Ao Baptist Church Association") is the largest Baptist Association affiliated to the Nagaland Baptist Church Council, with over 157 full-fledged churches and 10 fellowships. As of 2012, the convention has 98,724 baptized members.[1]

History[edit]

The Association was formed in 1897 with Impur (in Mokokchung district) of India as its headquarters so as to bind the Baptist Churches of the Ao tribe. The Aos, being the first Naga tribe to embrace Christianity in 1872, have played a pioneering role in every aspect of Naga life over the past century and half and so has the ABAM which was instrumental in spreading the Baptist faith to the rest of the Nagas with the result that 90% of present day Nagaland population is Christian with 80% professing the Baptist faith. The Revival fire that swept through the whole of Nagaland in the 1970s had its origin in Ao Baptist churches.

Present day ABAM[edit]

Ao Baptist Arogo Mundang, particularly its women's wing, were the most vociferous in their support of making Nagaland a dry state, which was successful in 1989. Today, ABAM boasts of having the largest of Nagaland's churches under its affiliation, of which the largest three are Mokokchung Town Ao Baptist Arogo(church), Kohima Ao Baptist Arogo, and Dimapur Ao Baptist Arogo. Rev. Mar Atsongchanger is the present Executive Secretary of the Association. The Association is a major sponsor of mission fields across South Asia with major emphasis on Karbi areas and Arunachal Pradesh. Mission fields have been set up in India, Nepal, Myanmar, and China.

List of Ao Baptist churches[edit]

Asetkong

Sl. No Arogo Tenüng 1. Impur 2. Mopungchuket 3. Süngratsü 4. Alongchen 5. Chami 6. Kobulong 7. Longpa 8. Longjang Compd. 9. Longjang 10 Khanimo


Ongpangkong

Sl. No Arogo Tenüng 1. Longmisa 2. Chuchuyimpang 3. Tzüsapang 4. Mokokchung 5. Mokokchung Compd. 6. Süngkomen 7. Alempang 8. MTBA 9. Kümlong 10. Artang 11. Ngati 12. Marepkong 13. Ungma 14. Settsü 15. Alichen 16. Küpza 17. Longkhüm 18. Mangmetong 19. Chubayimküm 20. Longsa 21. Meyilong 22. Moalenden 23. Ongpangkong Compd 24. Khensa 25. Meküli 26. Sabangya 27. Chungtia 28. Aliba 29. Kinunger 30. Longjongkong 31. Longtsüktep


   Langpangkong 
                                               

Sl. No Arogo Tenüng 1. Yisemyong 2. Longkong 3. Chakpa 4. Mongsenyimti Cmpd 5. Mongsenyimti 6. Chuchu Town 7. Chuchuyimlang 8. Salulamang 9. Unger 10. Akhoya 11. Tzümokkong 12. Longchara 13. Changtongya Town 14. Changtongya 15. Changtongyayimsen 16. Asangma 17. Kilengmen 18. Yaongyimsen 19. Y/Yimsen Compd. 20. Merangkong Town 21. Merangkong 22. Merangkong Compd 23. Tuli Lenden 24. Tuli Town 25. Aitlenden 26. Wameken 27. Kangtsüng 28. Anaki 29. Anakiyimsen 30. Anaki “C” 31. Tzüdikong Town 32. Kangtsüngyimsen 33. Aopenzü


Changkikong

Sl. No Arogo Tenüng 1. Changki 2. Changkiyimlang 3. Merakiyong 4. Nokon 5. Chungliyimsen 6. Mangkolemba 7. Khar 8. Mongchen 9. Dibuia 10. Dibuia Compd. 11. Alongkima 12. Waromung 13. Waromung Compd. 14. Yimjenkimong 15. Molungkimong 16. Molungyimsen 17. Luyong


Japukong

Sl. No Arogo Tenüng 1. Japu 2. Satsükba 3. Longtho 4. Longjemdang 5. Alongtaki 6. Lakhuni 7. Changdang 8. Nokpu 9. Longchem 10. Aonokpu 11. Lirmen 12. Yajang “A” 13. Yajang “B” 14. Yajang “C” 15. Saring 16. Akomen 17. Tsüremmen 18. Armongkong


Tzürangkong

Sl. No Arogo Tenüng 1. Moayimti 2. Chungtiayimsen 3. Watiyim 4. Medemyim 5. Longpayimsen 6. Aosenden 7. Aosüngküm 8. Morongial 9. Nakachari


Outside Ao Area

Sl. No Arogo Tenüng 1. Kohima (KABA) 2. Phek 3. Medziphema 4. Chumukedima 5. Sugar Mill 6. Diphupar 7. Diphupar “B” 8. Aoyimti 9. Jalukie 10. Peren 11. Dimapur (DABA) 12. East Dimapur 13. Aoyimküm 14. Aoyimsen 15. Padumpukhuri 16. Indisen 17. Jorhat 18. Borlingri 19. Wokha 20. Zunheboto 21. Tuensang 22. Kiphire 23. Longleng 24. Longkhim 25. Mon 26. Naginimora 27. Tizit 28. Shillong 29. Darogapathar 30. Naga United Ao 31. Sangtemtila 32. Rongpangmen 33. Delhi 34. Purana Bazzar’B’ 35. Dhansiripar 36. Khanakhürü 37. Guwahati 38. Mariani 39. Aoyim


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