The Legacy: A Brief Mission History
Early American missionaries in India adopted a small, orphaned Hindu boy named Samuel. Samuel grew up as a Christian, took the last name “Lall,”married, and had a family.
In the late 1960s Samuel’s sons, Vijay and Stanley, along with his daughter Ramola’s husband, Jay Henry, founded Mid India Christian Mission in Damoh, India. The ministry began with a one-room school and evangelistic ministry. Carried forward by the next generation the work has grown to include many additional outreaches, including a Bible college and other preacher training centers, the Christian Media Production and Training Center, an eye hospital, the Nav Jagariti K-12 day school, a ministry to persecution orphans, a school disabled children, and benevolence/relief work (such as in response to the Asian Tsunami, plagues, earthquakes, and floods).
Each leader involved with the Mission has resolved to use his and her individual talents and interests to enhance the Gospel in India. Each of these native leaders oversees their own particular outreach. Each one works in cooperation with a separate board and supporting churches in the United States.
Vivek Lall is the elder son of Stanley Lall, and the grandson of Samuel, the Hindu orphan adopted by American missionaries. Like his father, Vivek came to the US for training. He attended St. Louis Christian College, later transferring to Kentucky Christian College (University) from which he graduated and where he met his wife Angela who is from West Virginia. Vivek and Angela returned to India to join the Mission in 1993. Vivek later completed a master’s degree there.
The Lalls are blessed to have three awesome and talented teens, Levi, Anna, and Mary.
Vivek and Angela’s outreach includes evangelism, the School for Disabled Children (with HIS Children sponsorship program), the Lighthouse Publication Center, the Jabulpur Women’s Skill Center, as well as disaster relief work.