The existing Seventh-day Adventist Church at Laitumkhrah, Shillong was dedicated for service on March/April 1941.  There were about 15 to 20 members present then. Today, over 67 years later, this church has on its roll, members of varied dialects and tongues.  Currently, the following vernacular groups are identified– Khasi, Garo, Mizo, Hindi and the English speaking group for those who feel more comfortable to read and study the Word of God, sing praises and offer prayers to Him, in other than the above four mentioned languages.

The Need for a new church building 

From the point of view of increased membership, this church building is incapable of comfortably seating all its members. 

            With the popularity of 3ABN TV Channel in the city of Shillong, a number of souls have since joined the Adventist movement and many other are enquiring about it.  Besides, the second and third generation Adventist children are growing up faster spiritually and physically, and sooner than later will become baptised members of this church. 

            A more spacious prayer house is a must! 

God faithfully answered the prayers of the members of the Shillong Church, when through the Northeast India Union (NEIU), a plot of the Mission land in the heart of the city has been allotted to the Khasi Jaiñtia Conference (KJC), for the construction of a new church building.  The site measures more or less ten thousand sq.ft.and the estimated cost is about Rs.2 crores. 

            A committee has since been formed and organised and named the New Church Building Implementation Committee (NCBIC).  An artist’s impression of the New House of Prayer has since been approved, and five views of it are reproduced here. 

            In spite of the high estimated cost of the structures, members are going ahead with the aim, prayerfully trusting God will deliver the means and make certain that a House of Worship will be a reality, for His honour and glory. 

            Individual members/family members of the Shillong Church are pledging their sacrificial offerings towards the Church Building Fund.  Friends, well-wishers and donors are also contributing liberally to this cause.