India – Kerala

Kerala is a tropical region along the south-west coastline of India. Kerala has a high level of social development (including almost universal literacy), but fairly low levels of economic growth leading to many men leaving to work elsewhere, sending remittances back home. Kerala has had a long exposure to Christianity, starting in the fourth century AD, and today it has the highest percentage of Christians in India (20%). In general Kerala is known for communal harmony, and has the largest non-Hindu population (45% Muslim and Christians combined) in India.


After the first three baptisms in the state of Karnataka in 1981, a mission presence was established in Bangalore with responsibility for the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. Preaching via correspondence courses resulted in the first baptism taking place in 1981. Visits by fieldworkers to many contacts in the state continued throughout the 1980s, with the first Kerala Bible School held in 1987, attended by brethren and contacts from the surrounding states. More baptisms continued to take place throughout the last three decades with the formation of around 10 ecclesias throughout the state.

In recent years the growth of the truth in the southern and tropical state of Kerala has been quite marked with two new ecclesias being formed recently. For several years the brethren have taken a stand with a seated discussion area at the annual International Book Fair in Ernakulum. The seed sown through this means has borne fruit in the past year – leading to two new ecclesias being formed, making twelve in the State.


Emakulum International Book Fair

Kerala Bible Week

SUN Nutrition Scheme


Recent Posts

Reports from Kerala (1981 – 2010)

29 August 2016

1981 We rejoice to report the baptism on Sept. 4 of Mr. P. D. Rajumon. May the Father bless him in his walk. Bro. Rajumon learned the Truth through the C.B.M. Bible Postal Course and is the first in the southern State of Kerala to respond to the call of […]

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Bible Schools in India

29 August 2016

Seven Bible Schools are held each year, one being in Kerala – through to Mussoorie in the far north, 1800 metres up in the foothills of the Himalayas. The main Schools with several hundred attending each are near Hyderabad and Bangalore with a third in coastal Andhra Pradesh where there are some […]

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SUN Nutrition Programme

6 November 2015

The SUN Nutrition Programme is not an ACBM project, but works in close cooperation. Website of the SUN Nutrition Programme About When Tim  Galbraith first visited India in 1976 he discussed child nutrition problems with a retired medical superintendent of Vellore Medical College Hospital. The doctor, who had befriended him, commented […]

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Steady growth in Kerala

1 April 2015

Kerala is that unique tropical state in the far south of India. Missionary work seems to have begun here as much as 1,900 years ago, as this was the ‘spice coast’ and there was a main Greek trade route here from 200 BC to AD 600, and forms of Christianity […]

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The Christadelphian Shunem Home for Children and the Elderly

22 February 2014

The Shunem home is independent of the ACBM. The committee for the Shunem Home is based in the United Kingdom. Shunem Home website  About The Christadelphian Shunem home is situated to the south west of Hyderabad, India and was established in 1999 by Tim and Sarah Galbraith as a home […]

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Telugu Literature List

28 August 2010

70m speakers in Andhra Pradesh, SE India.Telugu script is similar to Tamil. Bibles BIBLE : Telugu Standard Version (UBS Bangalore Hyderabad) some very old fashioned language BIBLE : Telugu New Version (IBS Madras) not much used AUDIO : Telugu Standard Version. New Testament 0083635NT1000 (UBS Bangalor) AUDIO : Telugu Genesis […]

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