Missionary Profile: Taku and Katie Longkumer

Taku Katie Longkumer

They are living in one of the most unique regions of the world!  Sadly, some of the wonderful attributes contributing to that uniqueness are also sources of ongoing conflict in the region.  Again this summer, Assam experienced eruptions of violent protests with loss of life and property.

On a happier note, this summer they launched the project “Kids For Missions,” feeling it would be a great opportunity for VBS and Sunday School groups to realize that each one of us, even kids, can make a difference in peoples’ lives with even just a one-time gift of $50.  That amount is enough to purchase a “kid,” a young goat that will provide milk for a family.  As it matures and reproduces, the first new “kid” will be passed on to another family to bring the nutritional and economic benefits of its milk and sale of future offspring to others in the community.  They have been surprised with the promising results of that venture.  Anyone wishing to contribute to this project is encouraged to do so.

Please pray that peace will prevail and for the church leaders of these peoples to be a voice of peace and healing in the midst of the conflict; that all parties would seek resolution through non-violent dialogue rather than through destructive demonstrations.  Please also pray for the “Kids for Missions” project.  Thanks!