For the second year running, hostellers at Divine Intervention School participated in the Global Hymn Sing organised by OMF International and Keith and Kristen Getty (composers of ‘In Christ Alone’). The song chosen for the 25th February was ‘Jesus shall reign where’er the sun’, with a contemporary new chorus. We sang the song in its Mizo translation (KHB 248), with the chorus in English. It was a very meaningful way to remind ourselves about the importance of mission and serving God wherever we go, especially since it was the last Sunday together of the academic session.
Every year, our hostellers look forward to the Christmas season, not just for the chance to go home but also for the precious memories that will be formed at the hostel. This year was no exception, and just before we reached December, the campus was already glowing with beautiful lights that only the hostellers get to enjoy after darkness falls each night.
On the 2nd December, we enjoyed our annual Advent programme at the hostel, which for the past few years has consisted of a candlelit variety show, a candlelit dinner and a bonfire. The kids worked very hard and everything was a great and memorable success. They were also excited to see former wardens Joe and Gabriel, who came to join in the fun.
A few videos from this occasion can be viewed on our school Youtube account:
The next day, the entire hostel along with the principal and his family attended the Advent ‘Christmas Carol’ programme organised by the Laymen’s Evangelical Fellowship (LEFI) at the YMA Hall in Khatla. We were thankful to Pastor Emmanuel for inviting us. The whole event was very enjoyable and we were especially proud of our hostellers for their two items, including a beautiful nativity play and a choir performance.
Class X hostellers remain a little longer than the others due to their exams. This gave them the chance to experience an entirely new worship context, thanks to the kind invitation of Pastor Emmanuel again. They attended a special multilingual and multicultural Christmas service at the compound of the Headquarters of the 23rd Sector of the Assam Rifles (Khatla) and once again presented a special item. Our teacher, Miss Manuni (C Lalnunpuii) also sang at both of Pastor Emmanuel’s events. It was a great honour to be invited to spend time with them.
The little church on the compound was started by Pastor Emmanuel himself and has grown over the past few years after he first started with an informal fellowship of about five Christians. It is a privilege to be part of his ministry and we are also thankful for the tokens of appreciation and expressions of hospitality through lunch that he extended to us on both occasions.
2017 has been a year to remember, and we sincerely wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
This Saturday and Sunday, the hostellers were visited by evangelist Pi Mahmingteii and several of her friends. They led a total of four worship sessions which involved a wide range of different kinds of preaching, singing and prayer. The children were inspired to sing by themselves long into the night!
Today we enjoyed the final of the DIS Solo Competition 2017. This has been organised by Sir LSa and both Miss Manunis. Miss Maliani and Miss Joanna served as additional judges and Maggie (Class X) did a great job as host. The winners will get a chance to sing in Vanapa Hall on the school Foundation Day celebration later this year.
- Vanlalhruaizeli (Class VII)
- Wendy Lalchhanhimi (Class VIII)
- Faith Vanlalhlimpuii (Class V)
- RK Ramdinpuia (Class IX A)
- Solomon Lalruatfela Khiangte (Class X)
- Gershom Laltanpuia (Class IX B)