“Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support for the ministry here. We had our two-day monthly meeting with our Elijah Challenge workers. It was so good to hear how the Lord is using them to reach unreached villages with the gospel through compelling miraculous healings.
Our workers are now reaching unreached regions very effectively. In each reached village there will be 20 families, 30 families, or even 40 families turning to the Lord. In this way there are now thousands of new believers within a short period of time.
In a few villages there is opposition, but overall the ministry is going on very rapidly.
An elderly man named Samal had been suffering from heart disease for a long time. He had to take medicine regularly. Twice he was admitted to the hospital and had been given oxygen. But Almighty God used our workers to minister to him powerfully, and he was healed. He can now walk fast and run without any problem. He testified that Jesus healed him. He wants to go around sharing his testimony how he had suffered and how the Lord Jesus healed him.
Shakti Singh had a stone in his stomach. He had been to the hospital and was under medication. The doctor advised him to go to a private hospital in the state capital of Bhubaneswar for an operation. He was in the process of getting together some money for that purpose.
But our Elijah Challenge workers stopped by at his home one evening during their outreach to his village. They ministered to him by laying their hands on his stomach in Jesus’ name. Instantly he felt something like vibration in his body, and the pain in his stomach immediately vanished. The following morning there was no stone; it had disappeared. His family and his brother’s family accepted Christ.
A young man named Raju had drunk poison following a quarrel with family. His condition was very serious. The village medical practitioner gave him some medicine, but he did not vomit up the poison.
It was wonderful that our Elijah Challenge workers were on their way to their harvest field when they heard about Raju from the villagers. They ministered to him in Jesus’ name. Right there he vomited out what he had eaten. Afterwards he felt alright. Raju’s parents were so thankful to our workers. They thought that if they had come an hour later, their son might not have survived. Many of the village people believed and accepted Christ.
Dungdung was possessed by a demon. Day and night he was tormented by the spirit. It caused much trouble for him and his family. The village sorcerer came and did some kind of magic, but the demon did not leave. Then a well-known priest was called to drive out the demon. Still the demon wouldn’t leave, continuing to torture Dungdung mercilessly. After failing to find help from various sources, they looked elsewhere and came to hear about our workers.
One of Dungdung’s relatives went and visited our Elijah Challenge worker, asking him to come to their home. Our worker went and ministered to him. The demon threw him down to the ground, and left him. The family accepted Christ and is now coming to our Sunday fellowship.
Ratika had arthritis in her leg for two years, experiencing much difficulty walking. Our Elijah Challenge workers ministered to her, and instantly she was able to walk straight and normally without feeling any pain.
More reports will be forthcoming. Praise the Lord…all the glory to God!”
Elijah Challenge Co-Worker in India
The Elijah Challenge equips harvest workers to reach resistant people groups effectively and fruitfully by training them to heal the sick miraculously as Jesus did (John 14:11-12)—as irrefutable and compelling evidence that Jesus is the Messiah and the only way to the One True God who created the heavens and the earth.