“All the glory to God for the great work the Lord is doing through our harvest workers to extend His kingdom in India. Thank you so much for your prayer and support. It’s really a joy and privilege to receive such encouraging reports from our workers as I visit our harvest fields.
A villager named Priya Rajan had been sick for forty days. He had a tumor in his stomach, but had no money for the operation advised by his doctor. When our Elijah Challenge workers went to his home and ministered to him, he physically felt the Lord’s powerful touch in his body. He could actually feel something happening in his body. Our workers kept on ministering to him for an hour…the tumor was shrinking. The next day again our brothers went back and ministered to him. He again experienced the supernatural healing power of Jesus Christ in his body. The tumor then vanished. His family and his brother’s family believed and accepted Christ.
Little Mahanti was demonized. She couldn’t recognise people, and from time to time she would lose consciousness. Her father and mother wept and cried out, “what can we do for our little girl?” Our Elijah Challenge workers went and ministered to her. Mahanti’s senses returned, and the demon left her.
Forty tribal families lived in the village of Laderi. There a man named Gopi had been demonized for 15 days. The unclean spirits were tormenting him horribly. He would not eat, but instead bite himself. When our Elijah Challenge workers began ministering to him, he started jumping and screaming. Four or five people couldn’t control him. But with a loud voice our brothers commanded it to leave. Many villagers were there watching the scene unfold. The demon threw Gopi to the ground, and came out of him. After that five other families called our workers to pray for their needs. Praise God the family accepted Christ.
In the village of Budahada a woman had been suffering from malaria for three days, and had a very high fever. Despite her being under medication, the fever persisted. When our Elijah Challenge workers ministered to her, the fever immediately subsided.
Basanti lived in the village of Malaguda. She was demonised. Her head would shake nearly nonstop. After a few days her mind stopped working and she began behaving like a madman. Her family took her to a hospital for treatment. But the tests showed that she was physically normal. So they called a sorcerer to help free her from the demon. He failed. Thank God that when our Elijah Challenge workers ministered to her, the demon came out of her and she was completely well.
Ghumuta Jagaranga, working as a day labourer for minimal wages, had been suffering from arthritis. He was bedridden for an entire month. He heard about our Elijah Challenge workers from a new believer who had been healed and then accepted Christ. He and his wife called for them. As they ministered to Ghumuta the Lord touched him. For the first time in a month, he got up from the bed. He described the supernatural touch he was feeling in his body. Both Ghumuta and his wife accepted Christ as their personal Savior.
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.