A pre-Christmas prayer and friendship dinner organized by the Nay Pyi Taw Council of Churches was held at the Myanmar Baptists Convention in Shwechi Ward, Pyinmana Town, Nay Pyi Taw Council area yesterday evening.
The event was attended by Nay Pyi Taw Council of Churches Chairman and Reverends, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than and wife Daw Nant Kyin Kyi, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat’s wife Daw Yin May, Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko, departmental officials and Nay Pyi Taw Council of Churches members.
As per the schedule Rev. U Yun Mhone delivered an opening prayer and Nay Pyi Taw Council of Churches Chairman Rev. Dr. U Tin Maung Aye delivered Christmas greetings.
Next, AmyothaHluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than and Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko addressed the event.
Afterwards Rev. U Cham Khaw of the Kachin Baptist Convention and Rev. Timothy Pa Hrang of theChin Baptist Convention (Nay Pyi Taw) delivered a sermon and prayer.
Next, Nay Pyi Taw Council of Churches secretary Rev. U Saw Hsa Mae La delivered a message of thanks.
Following the speeches, sermons and prayers, pre-Christmas hymns were sung and Nay Pyi Taw Council of Churches members, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker and attendees exchanged Christmas gifts and posed for commemorative group photos.
Later, the Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker and wife attended the friendship dinner held at the Myanmar Baptist Convention Maykha Hall.
(Translated by Zaw Min)