Hello, my name is Mary Chang from Nagaland, India. I hail from the remotest part of our state but thankful to God for paving the way and also extremely grateful to Missionsakademie for the privileged given to be a part of this prestigious Akademie to learn and enhance my research. Presently I am in the 2nd year of my doctorate in Theology (D.Th) under the North India Institute of Post Graduate Theological Studies (NIIPGTS), Serampore College/University. The title of my research is “The Significance of Puṣhpâñjali in Hindu Religious Tradition: Its Appendage towards the Eco-philosophy”. The educational institutions I attended for my studies are; Bachelor of Theology: Trinity Theological College, Dimapur, Nagaland. (July 2000 – March 2004); Bachelor of Divinity: Bishop’s College, Kolkata. (July 2010 – March 2012); Master of Theology: NIIPGTS, Bishop’s College Kolkata (July 2012 – March 2014).
Regarding my work experience, I served 8 years in the pastoral ministry with women and youth group in the Chang Baptist Church Kohima, Nagaland alongside my involvement with various women and Theological organizations. Even in the future I look forward to serving God and God’s people in any way possible. Thankful again to the Missionsakademie for the opportunity.
Mussa Kilengi Mghwir
My name is Mussa Kilengi Mghwira. I’m 50 years old, born in 1969 November 23 in Singida region – Tanzania. I completed my diploma in theology in 2002 at Kiomboi Lutheran Institute, Singida, Tanzania. I was ordained in pastoral office in 2003 February 16. I’m married to Elizabeth Joseph in 1997 December 29 and we are blessed with 5 children. I’m currently doing my PhD on Practical Theology – “Pastoral counselling response to the Nyaturu Unwed Mothers as a Cultural and Theological Quest from Lutheran Perspective”