Dr. E.G. Phillips and Dr. T.J. Keith reached Rajasimla on Thursday afternoon, February 1876. They also proposed to remain until Monday, but Dr. Keith began to feel fever symptoms on Friday, and they started on Saturday for home again. However, on Friday was accomplished, which will be a great help to the Christians of Rajasimla, and is the beginning of a needed step forward in the Garo mission. That day itself, they organized a regular church. Previously there have been no distinct organizations unless the giving of a report at the annual meeting by the pandits or preachers could be called an organization.
On this occasion, the Rajasimla Christians, numbering a little more than one hundred, including out-stations nearby, after having made a separate church-roll, adopted a covenant and elected two deacons, a clerk, and a treasurer. They already have an ordained pastor (Gungram or Gongaram) with them. [E.G. Phillips, Missionary Correspondence, 1876, p142]