Thank you for visiting the New Life Christian Mission-India website.
Our goal is to please the One who gave us eternal life and who then commanded us to “Go into all the world and make disciples.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
NLCM was a “God Thing,” (To use a cliché)
In 1980 a couple from Jamestown, Indiana, Jim and Kitty MacKinnon, felt led by God to visit an orphanage in Southern India. From those initial contacts by the MacKinnons an evangelistic effort has resulted in 26 churches being established in India.
Jim and Kitty worked with Philip and Thampi Abraham who were the local administrators of the work. Since those early years Lyju Cherian (Philip’s Son-in-law) has been added to the leadership team. Lyju is a seminary graduate who uses his Bible education to train the Pastors of NLCM.
THE GOAL OF NLCM is to reach areas of India that are “unreached” by the Gospel. We have 16 churches in Kerala (7 own building and 9 house churches), 7 house churches in Orissa , 5 house churches in Bihar and 2 house churches in Andhra Pradesh.
TRAINING INSTITUTE We are making plans to start a residential program which is known as "Institute for Leadership and Theological Studies" (ILTS) to train Pastors and any one who who are interested to learn God's Word at our Cochin, Kerala (see map) headquarters. Since every state has its own language we will train potential leaders in English and then they will go back to their states and teach the Gospel in that state’s native language. At present we have two days complete residential program every month at Cochin.
NLCM also has a tailoring school for poor women to learn a trade (see “tailoring school” tab)
In Memory of:
Jim and Kitty MacKinnon
Jim MacKinnon, who labored so hard for India, passed away in April of 1989. Kitty courageously continued the work after Jim’s death. She continued to visit India to teach and encourage the workers there.
As Kitty’s health and strength began to wane, God brought Tom and Charlotte Franklin, also of Indiana, into the work. The Franklins continue to direct the work. Kitty MacKinnon passed away in November of 2009. (The MacKinnon family, Children and Grandchildren, continue to play a large role in the mission)