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Ripple Effect - A family's story of adventure and faith

One of our wonderful supporters Shirley, wrote a book called Ripple Effect. It is about her grandparents, Archie and Grace McMillan, who were missionaries in India back in 1900s.



The front cover is a colourised photo of Shirley's grandfather on Pindari Glacier, Himalayas.


Archie and Grace built a mission station, including the clinic in Gopiganj in the Varanasi district in 1909. People with leprosy would come to Archie’s clinic for help, but there was no cure back in the early 1900s. Archie and Grace longed to do more to relieve the suffering.   


In the1960s, Archie retired and living in New Zealand, visited several Leprosy Mission Hospitals in India and Nepal.


He and Grace supported the Leprosy Mission financially, and by letters of encouragement, for years. Grace knitted many scarves and other items, sending them to the hospitals for the patients in the colder climates.


Always impressed by the Mission’s dedicated work of healing comfort and sharing the gospel, Archie and Grace supported TLM wherever they could.


The ripple effect that God creates forms an interconnecting pattern throughout the story of their lives. Their priority is to serve God whatever happens, and they know they can trust him. 


Below are four excerpts from the book Ripple Effect. We hope you enjoy reading it! 



The price for the book is $26.95 including postage in NZ. For each copy sold, $15 will be donated to the Leprosy Mission NZ.


Please contact Shirley at shirley.jamieson.nz@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing this book. 

Ripple Effect - A family's story of adventure and faith

  • Archie visits TLM Allahabad, India 1964

    Archie visits TLM Allahabad, India 1964

    An excerpt from Shirley Jamieson's book - Ripple Effect
  • Archie visits TLM Anandaban, Nepal 1964

    Archie visits TLM Anandaban, Nepal 1964

    An excerpt from Shirley Jamieson's book - Ripple Effect
  • Archie visits TLM Almora, North India 1964

    Archie visits TLM Almora, North India 1964

    An excerpt from Shirley Jamieson's book - Ripple Effect
  • Archie visits the Schieffelin Institute South India 1964

    Archie visits the Schieffelin Institute South India 1964

    An excerpt from Shirley Jamieson's book - Ripple Effect