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MOKOKCHUNG : Molungyimsen

Molungyimsen is the First American Baptist Mission Centre in Naga Hills founded by Rev. Dr. E.W.Clark the pioneer Naga Christian on 24 October 1876. About the establishment, Mrs Clark Wrote, "the new village was formed without the accustomed heathen ceremonies to propitiate demons by great and expensive sacrificed offering. I was determined to abandon aggressive warfare and to be known as a peaceable Christian village, the first to have this appellation in this entire wild mountain region stretching from the valley of the Brahmaputra far away across the hills to the plains of Burma." Having established this station, various mission activities sprang into life such as baptism, school and literary works, church planting in other villages, social reforms, civil works etc ushering in a new era civilization in Nagaland. Besides Rev.Dr.& Mrs. E.W. Clark, other American Missionary families who dwelt at Molungyimsen were Rev.Dr. S.W. Rivenburg, Rev. S.A. Perrine and Dr. F.P. Haggard. In recognition of their contribution to the Nagas, the Govt. of Nagaland attributed Molungyimsen as the Naga Educational Heritage and Pilgrimage Village.

The Majestic Litchi Tree, mango and jackfruit at missionary compound and the suspension bridge at the Milak are the living legacy of E.W. Clark at Molungyimsen