Missionary Profile: Katie and Taku Longkumer

Revs. Taku and Rev. Katie Longkumer are country co-coordinators for India, providing mission organization for International Ministries personnel and partners in the country.  They are also advisors and consultants to the Baptist Churches Council in Eastern India and to the Council of Baptist Churches in North East India (CBCNEI).  Taku works to strengthen mission training, supervision, caring, and support; while Katie’s focus is promoting worship and providing counseling training.  Katie and Taku also serve with the India Mission Coordination Committee, which strengthens network and mission cooperation of Baptist churches in India.

Current projects in India:

Northeast Christian University Construction – The Council of Baptist Churches of North East India plans to establish a liberal arts university near Dimapur, Nagaland, Christian in character and practical in its approach.  North East Christian University will integrate faith and knowledge, character and service, to transform and empower students for leadership in challenging times.

Kids for Mission – This project seeks to provide young goats to needy families to provide a self-sustaining source of nourishment.  Each family that receives a goat commits to pass on the first female offspring to another family to multiply the blessings and improve the quality of life in the broader community.

Church Planting – Northeast India is populated by hundreds of indigenous tribal groups.  Braving the dangers and discomfort of rainforest heat and humidity, the hazards of travel and often opposition to their message, church planters venture to share the news of Jesus’ love and life-giving sacrifice.

House Churches – The purpose of this project is to enable Neighborhood Ministries to establish house churches on the borders with Bangladesh and Bhutan, provide Bibles to new believers, and train volunteer leaders.  Assam in Northeast India borders Bangladesh and Bhutan, two nations unreached for Christ.  There are 80 house churches along those borders.

Lydia McKee