Home Page Credits:

1. Mizoram scenery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52680036@N07/4950550913/

2. The inauguration of the new Mission Veng Kohhran Biak In Pui, the mother church of Mizoram, with a choir of 700

singing Handel’s ‘Hallelujah Chorus’, on 6th April 2011. Photo Courtesy Mizoram Synod.


Introduction. A link has been added that tells the story of the birth of this website.

Page 1. The terrifying tribesmen of the Mizo Hills. | The Mizos. | The ‘Alexandrapur Incident’. Mizos kidnap Mary Winchester ‘Zoluti’. | The consequences of the ‘Alexandrapur Incident’. | Pu Rosema remembers some of the past. | Mizo ancestral beliefs or ‘Ramhuai Bia’. | Tea for ‘Zu’.

Page 2. William Williams visits the Mizo Hills. | The first missionary to visit Mizoram. | The journey. | Williams arrives in Aizawl.

Page 3. Lorrain ‘Pu Buanga’ and Savidge ‘Sap Upa’. | Lorrain ‘Pu Buanga’ and Savidge ‘Sap Upa’ pick up the torch. | Foundations for the future. | Learning the language. | Education and mission work. | Mr. Arthington becomes restless.

Page 4. David Evan Jones ‘Zosaphluia’. | Fort Aijal. | Evangelising in Aizawl’s ‘zawlbûk’. | Tentative outreach. | The arrival of Edwin Rowlands ‘Sapthara’. | Peace spreads. | The response of young people.

Page 5. Khuma, the first Mizo to be baptised. | The Khasi and Mizo churches join. | The early growth of Christianity in Mizoram. | The first printed Gospel.

Page 6. Evangelical tours and Darphawka’s Vision. | In the autumn of 1900 Mizos began courageous and unaided evangelical tours. | Dharphawka’s Vision.

Page 7. A Mizo passion for education. | Expansion to Chhingchhip. | Learning from the more established Khasi Church. | Government recognition brings funding.

Page 8. Mizos, a mixture of many tribal groups. | Tribal groups in modern Mizoram. | The division of the Church between North and South Lushai. | Some Christians persecuted in the South. | Rowlands ‘Sapthara’ visits the South for three months.

Page 9. Lorrain and Savidge return with the Baptist Missionary Society. | The Baptist Missionary Society enters South Lushai. | The return of Lorrain ‘Pu Buanga’ and Savidge ‘Sap Upa’. | Unanimity and loyalty develops between Presbyterians and Baptists. | Communications between North and South.

Page 10. An inhospitable and inaccessible land. | A natural Mizo church structure develops. | Translation and printing. | David Evan Jones ‘Zosaphluia’ marries. | Mizos used to be wife-hunters rather than headhunters.

Page 11. The end of the first period. | Warmth of fellowship. | Strict Sunday observance. | Celebrating the Lord’s Supper. | Difficulties for private prayer. | Thoughts of the past. | Abstinence meant more food. | Joy and pride in memorising the Scriptures. | The ‘Awakening’.

Page 12. 1904, the ‘Welsh Revival’. | A change of tempo. | The early days in Wales. | The early 20th century ‘Welsh Revival’.

Page 13. 1905, The ‘Khasi Revival’. | The effect of the ‘Welsh Revival’ on the Khasis. | Mizoram sends delegates to Mairang. | Mizos experience Revival for the first time. | A mighty chorus of prayer. | The long journey home.

Page 14. 1906, the first ‘Mizo Revival’. | Initial disappointment. | The dawn of the ‘Great Awakening’.

Page 15. A reaction against Christians. | Khandaih. | Harassment of Christians spreads. | The ‘bawite’ or serf system.

Page 16. The position of Mizo women. | The period 1906 to 1908. | ‘Puma Zai’. | The ‘Biakin’.

Page 17. The arrival of many ‘zosahibs’. | The beginnings of Aizawl Theological College. | Chhuahkhama, a key conversion. | Families attend Sunday Schools together. | The election and ordination of church elders. | Dr. Fraser’s activities as a medical missionary. | Watkin Roberts.

Page 18. Literacy. | Christian missions at the forefront of the fight for literacy. | Primary Schools.

Page 19. Bible translation and the printed word. | Bible translation. | Hymns. | The power of the printed word. | The Loch Press. | The Bookroom. | Literate Christianity. | Mary Jones and her Bible.

Page 20. Mission Veng and Christian worship. | Mission Veng. | Building a Church at Mission Veng. | The importance of the village schoolteacher. | Christian marriage. | Some unique characteristics of Mizo worship. | A simple message.

Page 21. Mautam disaster. | The Mautam of 1911/12. | Christians share food. | The scourge of cholera.

CONCLUSION: 1. 1910-1922; 2. 1923-1944; 3. 1945-1986. A chronological summary of the remaining period covered by the book.

MIZO MOVIES. B.M.S. colour film ‘THE LAND OF THE LUSHAIS.’  made in 1945. Part 1. Part 2. | Mizo Bible Reading ‘The Nativity.’ Luke, Chapter 2, Verses 1-20.



Left: The Gospel Melodious Choir in 2008 (just over 100,000 views in February 2019).

‘Kalvari Thing Chungah Chuan’.

Right: Melody for Christ in 2017 (just under 2,000,000 views in February 2019).

‘Amen ka pe ta’.


or... paste ‘Pastor Bial Zaipawl’ (Pastorate Choir) into YouTube ‘Search’

and discover all the amazing Mizo Gospel Choirs that will appear.



Dawrpui Vengthar troupe dancing the Cheraw at Chapchar Kut, 2010.


Mission Veng Kohhran Biak In Pui, Aizawl.

Photo courtesy Tria Hmar.

The time in

Mizoram is:

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Mizoram Synod Choir.

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