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Our History

Driven out of a great burden and with the God-given vision to share the True Light with some personal involvements to those who never heard or experienced the eternal love of God, the ministry of “Sonshine India” was established in Trichy, Tamilnadu, India in 1992.

 

Since then with the guidance and with the Grace of God, Sonshine has shared the True Light to many thousands who were in darkness and brought many into this New Life.   
 
Sonshine Missions International is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the IRS and it exists to:
 
      Evangelize...the Unevangelized
      Educate...the Uneducated
      Equip...the Unequipped
      Empower...the powerless with tools and talents and
      Establish...the "Sonshine" upon the sin darkened souls.
 

The Norman family obeyed the Lord’s calling and returned to India in 1997, to train up Indian nationals who have the call of God in their lives, as leaders for the growing work of the Lord. Now, men and women who were educated and equipped in the Sonshine School of ministry are taking the Gospel to their own people. Knowing the languages, castes systems, culture and customs of the people making them more able and easy to reach and plant "Light Houses" in the rural areas of India with thousands of people who have been brought out of darkness into the Marvelous Light for His glory.

 

As a result of Elizabeth Norman’s obedience to the voice of the Lord, Sonshine Orphanage was born in 1998 with 5 orphans. Now, there are 53 children growing in a loving and caring atmosphere. Among Sonshine’s children, 4 of them who graduated from high school are now in the School of ministry, getting equipped to serve as leaders and ministers with a deep sense of God’s calling on their lives to expand His Kingdom.

 

Rev. Jeyahar T. Norman is the founder of Sonshine Missions International, Inc., and the General Overseer of Sonshine India. He is an ordained minister with IFCA, formerly known as CCNA. Four generations ago, his family had the privilege of hearing the Gospel through some European missionaries and obeyed by turning from spiritisms and superstitions to the Savior of the world.

Because someone cared enough to bring the Gospel, his forefathers were connected with the True Light and became servants of the Living God.
 
Now, under the dedicated leadership of Pastor JT and Elizabeth Norman, Sonshine is on the move to finish the task, which Jesus began. JT and his wife Elizabeth have two daughters, Priscilla [age21] and Joanna [age 18]. They also take vital part in the ministry with their God-given musical, singing and leadership gifts for God’s glory.
 
 

 

“… for God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts to give the Light…”  2 Corinthians 4: 5 & 6