A Brief Mission Overview
Mid India Christian Mission is the result of early American evangelism in central India. In the late 1960s, decedents of the first converts, Vijay and Stanley Lall, along with their sister Ramola’s husband, Jay Henry, founded the work in Damoh. The ministry began with a one-room school. 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 residential program for 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 work 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 State, while working under the MICM umbrella in India.
Vivek and Angela Family and Ministry
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 and is currently completing his doctorate.
The Lalls are blessed to have three awesome and talented children, Levi (20 years) Anna (18), and Mary (16).
Vivek and Angela’s primary outreaches are HIS Children, a ministry to over 120 disabled children, many of whom are severely neglected by family, and HIS Sowers, a Gospel sharing and church growth work in a predominately Hindu and Muslim nation. Other ministries are the Light House translation work, Women’s Skill Center, and disaster relief (often with the assistance of IDES, International Disaster Emergency Services) in response to plague, earthquake, drought, and flood.