Message from the President

India’s children are amongst the poorest and most deprived on earth and Danny Boyle’s brilliant Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire vividly captures the hardship and misery suffered by so many in India’s cities.

The orphaned and abandoned children on India’s streets are trapped in urban poverty and crushed by India’s caste system. Many endure intolerable conditions working in sweat-shops and survive by scavenging and living on city streets.

Rural children fare no better, food insecurity is such that India tops the United Nations World Hunger Chart with malnutrition accounting for nearly 50% of all child deaths.

The Indian Christian Mission Center (ICMC) was founded by the Rev. Jayaraj Krishnan and his wife Christy. Since Jayaraj and his wife opened their gates to give sanctuary and minister to the widows and orphans of Salem, some 200 miles south of Chennai.

On behalf of Jayaraj and Christy along with their children David, Neva and Bright I would like to thank every one of you who has given much needed support to ICMC, the Indian Christian Mission Center, founded by them 25 years ago in August 1988.

Over the years this remarkable family have looked after thousands of orphans and semi- orphans and the generosity and love you have shown has helped the mission through economically straightened times. No child is ever turned away from the gates of the Promised Land and currently more than 800 unbelievably poor children are cared for by ICMC.

My own children Olivia, Dolly and Jody chanced upon the orphanage more than ten years ago and as a family, we are passionately committed to supporting and fund-raising for a better future for these children.

Children with sponsors feel blessed to receive such wonderful support from faithful donors around the world who are touched by their plight.

During the past year more and more of you are sponsoring orphans and the children feel so blessed to receive such wonderful support from so many faithful donors around the world who are touched by their plight.

With the benefit of regular donations, sponsored events and some quite outstanding acts of individual generosity, we have been able to care for the children, educate them and also finance major projects for the mission.

Thank you so very much for your compassion and generosity of spirit towards them.

With my very best wishes

Nicholas Wainwright – President

About Us

The India Christian Mission Center (ICMC) exists to serve India's orphans, widows and the unreached irrespective of caste, creed, community and religion through the love of Jesus.

Three Pillars of ICMC

Mark 9:23- "All things are possible to him who believes

Mark 10:27- "All things are possible with God"

Phil 4:13- "I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me"