The Elijah Challenge trains committed disciples, missionaries, and servants of God to proclaim the kingdom of God effectively to gospel-resistant people—especially Hindus, Buddhists, idol-worshippers, and followers of the predominant religion in the Middle East—by following closely the approach used by Jesus and his disciples in the gospels and Acts. The goal is the fulfillment of the Great Commission—making disciples of all nations and teaching them to obey everything Jesus commanded his disciples.
Over the last 14 years the Lord has made us very fruitful, training tens of thousands of disciples in over 40 countries around the world and counting. Many of these servants of God are now preaching the gospel and laboring very fruitfully in harvest fields around the world.
Our Quantum Leap This Year
By the Lord’s wonderful grace, we have witnessed this year a quantum leap in the effectiveness and fruitfulness of The Elijah Challenge… read more
Endorsement from Distinguished Pastor with D. Min. from conservative Westminster Theological Seminary
The [Elijah Challenge] Training you conducted at our Conference August 21-24th, 2014 was greatly appreciated and very beneficial. We had as you know, nearly 500 participants both from Colombo and from our Branch churches. Your teaching was soundly based on the Bible, very systematically presented and the clearest and most logically presented teaching I have encountered on the role of miraculous healing and deliverance in the preaching of the gospel to those who never heard and to the gospel-resistant…..read more
Who are we? We are missionaries who are sent by the Lord Jesus to proclaim the kingdom of God to the billions of Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, idol-worshipers, and followers of witchcraft around the world. They constitute the majority of the world’s population, and are generally resistant to the gospel which they consider a very foreign, white man’s religion imported from the West from where their former colonial masters came. Like the Jews of Jesus’ day, they demand miraculous signs....read more
HISTORIC EVENTS around the world with The Elijah Challenge
10,000 Egyptians accept Jesus Christ
According to local organizer Campus Crusade for Christ, our campaign in Upper Egypt was the most fruitful one in the history of the state of al Minia, if not in the history of the nation of Egypt. Mr. Ashraf Kamel Shehata, who heads Campus Crusade for Christ for Upper Egypt, declared that the meetings exceeded his expectations and imagination. Approximately twenty thousand people attend the evangelistic tent meetings, and according to nationally-known singer Maher Fayez who led the worship in the meetings up to thirty percent of these were Musl__ms. Although we are still waiting on the official Campus Crusade report of the number of people who stood up to receive Christ at the invitations, our initial estimate is that ten thousand souls responded. Not only the power of Christ was demonstrated during the campaign, but also His love and compassion. One thousand people were treated in the medical clinics over the four days. These clinics were arranged by Coordinator Brent Knapton, who heads the ministry Window of Opportunity, joint sponsor of the Egypt mission trip. Many people came to the gospel tent meetings because they were drawn by our medical clinics which offered basically free medical treatment. As early as 5:30 AM, the sick began to wait outside the gates of our compound hoping to gain entrance into the clinic which would not open until 1:00 PM after the morning tent meeting… see more
“A turning point in the history of Christianity in Vietnam”
…On the third day there was a large Evangelistic Crusade where non-believers were invited to come to hear the gospel and receive healing prayer. This was the very first mass meeting since the fall of this country to communism decades ago in which a foreigner was invited to speak. It turned out to be even more historic than that. Never before in the history of this country under communism had such a meeting been known to take place…
My wife and I were taken to a hall completely crammed with thousands of people who had been waiting an hour before the start of the meeting. There was no place to sit down even for us. People with various debilitating infirmities had been physically carried to the meeting; the area to the side of the speaker’s platform was filled with people in wheelchairs. One pastor said that never before had so many gathered for a gospel meeting in this country during communist rule. Never before here had so many infirm people come to be healed by Jesus Christ. There was an air of expectancy.… see more
Doctors at major hospital unable to treat woman with advanced cancer and sent her home where she died
…When the young woman arrived back home her condition was terminal, and she died at about 5 pm. The people then gathered in
the home to pray to Allah that the she would be received in their paradise.
In the meantime “Pastor Mark” heard the news that the girl who had once believed in Jesus but had backslidden had died. He then sought the Lord with all his heart.
After prayer “Pastor Mark” called a leader in the village and ordered him to go to the house where the dead woman was being prepared for burial—and to tell her to wake up, and to meet him at Emmanuel Hospital in the city two hours away where he was staying. The leader was taken aback, and told him that she had in fact already died.… see more
Pastor Simon Haqq of North India hosted The Elijah Challenge Training on various occasions beginning in the early 2000s. Since then he has witnessed very many miraculous healings as he preaches the gospel to Hindus in his Feeding Events and ministers to the sick as he was trained to do. Because of the powerful miraculous healings, news about his ministry has spread in India.
For that reason Simon was invited to preach the gospel and pray over the sick before a crowd of about 2,000,000 mostly Hindus in a sprawling tent spanning many acres of land, and to minister healing to the infirm in Jesus’ name. After he preached he invited the people to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Simon estimated that approximately 1,000,000 people responded to his call. That figure is based on the number people who stood close enough to the stage which he could see, with the assumption that the percentage of people responding remained fairly consistent all the way to the back of the tent which he could not see since it was so vast. …see more
From Servants of God & Disciples after they trained with The Elijah Challenge
Now the Lord uses Subodh very powerfully and effectively to heal the sick, cast out demons, preach the gospel, and to train other servants of God throughout his native state of Orissa.
I am very happy to identify with you; I feel good doing the work of God with the proof [of miracles]. The result—what I have not seen for the past 16 years I have seen it in less than a year. What you taught me I have communicated the same revelation to hundreds of ministers and believers. I am currently in high demand by churches. I give glory to God.”
Thank you very much for the impartation, blessing and release. Because of it my life has never been the same. This is the result of your precious seed in my life. Thank you for imparting the Elijah Challenge into my life.