Elijah Challenge-trained Subodh Jena Kumar is based in Orissa
“Greetings to you in Jesus precious name.
Thank you so much for your prayer for our Feeding events. We had a very fruitful gospel event on Tuesday.
These people are from the Kutia tribe. I myself came across such a people group for the very first time. They lived on top of a mountain, but the government of Orissa brought them down and settled them. In the past they worshipped the earth, but nowadays they worship idols, follow some Hindu rituals, and call themselves Hindus. The Kutia are very poor and like to live in hilly areas.
The Lord kept the rain from our Feeding Event
At that time almost every part of India was experiencing heavy rain, and while we were on the way to that village there was heavy rain. We were not sure if we could do the Feeding Event, but our brother who arranged the Event set aside a tarpaulin in case of rain. But the Lord did a wonderful miracle. All the villagers saw that while it was raining in many nearby villages, where we conducted the Feeding Event there was no rain.
Six months back we had The Elijah Challenge Training at Tumdiband. One brother was in attendance and helped us to arrange the Feeding event.
Testimonies of miraculous healing
A woman named Pratima was suffering from headache for the past month and her sight in both eyes was not clear. She was crying from the beginning of the event. And as both of her eyes became red, our Almighty God touched her and she was completely healed from headache and blindness.
Debendra was addicted to wine and cigarettes. Due to that he had symptoms of cancer in his stomach. His stomach was very hard and the local pharmacist told him to go for more tests in the district headquarters. But even after knowing this he did not stop drinking. He continued to smoke cigarettes several times a day. Because of his finances he did not go for treatment. At the Event he listened to the gospel and at the end he stood up with others. But within a few minutes he felt warmth in his body and felt very light as well. He checked and discovered that the hardness in his stomach was gone. He had an eight-month-old baby girl, and after feeling the symptoms of cancer he was thinking about her future. He believes that he is healed and he promised that he will not drink anymore. Praise the Lord for healing him and changing his life.
Kesari had a bone injured a year back and since then he would feel pain and as a result had difficulty doing any work. When he heard about the healing service he came with much expectation. At the meeting he felt something like electric power in his body. Suddenly the pain left. He checked again and again, and found that the pain was no more.
An elderly man named Hingu Mallik was suffering from asthma. During this current rainy season he would normally suffer terribly. He would perspire heavily without doing anything and would have much difficulty breathing. He had been suffering for five years, and was taking allopathic and also ayurvedic medicine. But his condition did not change. He came to our event with the same problem, but miraculously the Lord touched him and healed him. He could walk and take long breaths.
Gurbari had a very painful toothache. She would cry when the pain came. Someone told her to go to the dentist and have the teeth taken out so that she would have no more pain. But she did not go due to fear. She would brush her teeth after which she felt relief for a while. While I was ministering from the stage, I told the people to lay their hands on themselves where they felt the pain. She then placed her hand on her cheek. Praise God she was healed at a distance and the pain was gone.
Raja had chest pain and a dry cough. He felt constant pain and was thinking the pain was due to some gastric problem. However, the dry cough was also unbearable. Jesus touched him and healed him completely.
Trilochan had skin disease. He felt itching all over his body. He would apply some liquid on himself at night. But he was not healed. At the meeting he felt some power touch his body, and the Lord healed him.
Thank you so much for praying and helping us to reach this unreached people group with the gospel. In this Feeding Event over 180 Kutia tribespeople accepted the Christ. The states of Orissa and Manipur have the greatest number of tribes in India.”
Feeding the Villagers