ECS founder Chingmak was working as a pastor in a church in Tuensang, during this time his wife and co-founder Phutoli would keep nudging his conscience to quit his pastoral work and do something constructive for his own community.
An incident that happened around this time reinforced Phutoli's suggestions. A woman had nothing at home to feed her baby. She left the baby at home to get rice. She had no money, so she went to catch some fish and sell it to buy rice. However, by the time she bought the rice and came back home, her baby had taken her last breath. She couldn't accept the fact that her baby was no more. "How could you die when your mother had gone to get food for you?"...