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It should be understood that the congregation then, was relatively small than it today. The church hall comfortably accommodated all its members as there were altogether only around 200 families (till 1975), enough empty rows of pew for temporary resident Believers, and for the occasional visiting worshiper to join in. Much has changed since then. Through the passage of time, and by the Grace of Our Almighty Father, families have grown and many new brothers and sisters have taken membership and today there is not enough room to accommodate the whole congregation. More than often, several latecomers can be seen on benches outside the hall during the general worship service at 11:00 a.m. And of course, there has been no need for bilingual sermons anymore since everyone seated inside are of the local congregation.
New Millennium Revival
New Millennium Revival
Following Miss Ritchie's retirement and her departure from Gangtok, our Sunday English Worship was under the care of senior church member, Mr. S.K. Pandey for some time and in 2003, Mr. Padma Jung Pradhan dedicated close to seven years in ensuring its continuity. Mr. Pradhan, more affectionately known as 'PJ Mama,' comes from a family with strong Christian traditions, his mother being the niece of the great pioneering preacher and early Nepali language translator of the Bible, Reverend Ganga Prasad Pradhan. With a career that included several years as a great performer of popular Western music in some of Calcutta's top entertainment centers back in the mid 1960's, PJ Mama's noteworthy talent now channelized to the service of God, has indeed been immense in bringing great worship songs and hymns into our congregation.
"Our Heavenly Father takes care and looks into the need of whatever good is being done for the Glory of His Almighty Name."
Glory of His Almighty Name
When PJ Mama had to leave Gangtok in 2009 to take care of his ailing elder brother in Siliguri, The Almighty Lord had graciously implanted seeds of inspiration into the minds of several of the regular adult congregational members to ensure the continuity of this ministry.
The Great Wisdom of Our Lord
Furthermore, The Great Wisdom of Our Lord was imparted to us via the thoughts of our church Moderator, Rev. P.S. Tingbo in that our church service in English is not solely for the benefit our own spiritual renewal every week but that it also has a more and important parallel role - being a ministry platform where God has privileged us to share The Gospel of Our Saviour, Lord Jesus Christ among the 150 children who join us every Sunday.