Worthemmi & Singmi Luikham

United States

Service Area: Specialized Ministries

Ministry Focus

Worthemmi was appointed by Missions Door in 2017 to serve Bhutanese Nepali refugees living in Denver, Colorado. While attending the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley, California, Luikham met refugees from Myanmar and, after hearing their stories, God began to grow compassion in his heart for them. The Luikham’s are moved by the many stories in the Bible of people in exile, and as God’s people, they feel called to offer hospitality to strangers. They have now been working with refugees for over three years.

Worthemmi and his wife Singmi evangelize door-to-door, organize Bible studies and disciple individuals. They organize activities to promote empowerment, help refugees find transportation and a place to live, and actively recruit volunteers. Their hope and prayer for ministry is to see Bhutanese Nepali refugees rebuild their lives and find faith in Christ.

Faith Story

Worthemmi was born and raised in a Christian home in Ukhrul, India, but it wasn’t until he was 21 that he accepted Jesus as his Savior. Worthemmi was a college drop-out and felt he had no future, but Christ quickly changed that. While singing in the church choir, he felt God calling him to ministry and he has been on that faith journey ever since. Singmi was also raised by godly parents and came to faith when she was young.

Family

Worthemmi and Singmi grew up in the same local church and have known each other since they were young. Their paths crossed later in the United States and they were married in 2010. They are loving parents to their son, Tazak.

Education

  • Bachelor in Theology from Peoples Baptist College and Seminary, Kerela, India
  • Master in Church Ministry from Baptist Seminary of South India, Bangalore
  • Master in Divinity from American Baptist Seminary of the West, Berkeley, California