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Isua Krista Kohhran Lairam
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Lairam Church of Jesus Christ
Headquaters Office
Lawngtlai, Misoram 796 891
India (Asia)
Telephone: +91 3835 32161, 32219
Fax: +91 3835 32219
Email: likbk@yahoo.com
Address-No.: 1311 / 4053

The Church of Christ (Isua Krista) has its roots among the tribes of the Lais in the Chhimtuipui District, Mizoram. The origins of the church are closely related to the history of the churches of Mizoram (cf. no. 3) and Maraland (cf. no. 4). The Lais were evangelized by two missionary agencies — the Baptist Mission and the Lakher Pioneer Mission. In 1958 a Lai elder, Mr. F. Hniarkunga, started a movement for an independent Church of the Lais in India. In 1964, a meeting of delegates representing both missions agreed to the project. After protracted negotiations the church was inaugurated on May 23, 1970. Headquarters were established in Balpui (NG). For some time the new church was not recognized by the neighboring churches, and it was prevented from joining the North East Indian Council of Churches. Eventually the obstacles were overcome; the church is now a member of the Council. Faithful to its Bapt origins, the church practices believer’s baptism. The worship services are conducted by the church elders, who are elected by the local church community once every month. Challenges to the church include mission to Myanmar and Bangladesh.
 

Note: We did not manage to contact this church. Therefore, we cannot exclude that its address has changed or that the church does not exist any more.
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Statistic data of church

Members
total: 12800
Parishes
(conventionally): 57
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 10
 
womenīs ordination
Elders/Presbyters
total: 0
Deacons
total: 0
  deacons available
Missionaries
total: 0
 
missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
believer´s baptism
Godparents
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 12
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

 
Number: 1

Schools providing general education
other schools
Founded in
1970
Organizational structures
Congregation, area church, General Assembly
Traditional type
  • baptist
Official languages
  • English
  • Mara
  • Mizo
  • Lai
Confessions
  • Apostles´ Creed
Association

International assiciations

 

last update: 08.02.2006
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