March 2011

The Elijah Challenge Basic Training II was conducted at Praise Christian Church in Houston. In addition to Texans, there were also participants from Minnesota, Arizona, Louisiana, and California.

The Lord’s strength and grace were upon us to train and teach His people with authority. During the various demonstrations of healing, the Lord confirmed His word by ministering healing to various people.

On Sunday afternoon after lunch, the disciples divided up into seven teams and went from door to door in the community of our host, Praise Christian Church. They went forth to heal the sick and proclaim the
kingdom of God as Jesus commanded His disciples in Luke 10:9. And the Lord was with them. At 4 PM the teams returned to the church to share what they had witnessed.

Although not every home opened their doors to receive them, quite a few homes did. Some of the teams testified of the miraculous healings that took place in the homes which received them. One man who used hearing aids because of severe hearing loss could hear clearly after the trained disciples ministered to him. The team member who testified of this miracle described it with awe. Elsewhere, an elderly Hispanic woman suffering from pain due to a stroke was set free from the pain and all five people at the home accepted Jesus Christ. At another home as the disciples gathered around a man in a wheelchair to minister healing to him, others standing nearby in the room were healed! They testified with surprise and excitement. There were also other miraculous healings which the Lord did through the trained disciples that Sunday afternoon as well. The kingdom of God was proclaimed, and precious souls accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The miraculous healings confirmed the truth of the gospel.

All in all, it was a fruitful afternoon. The disciples witnessed the gospel of Jesus Christ in action. They will return home to continue the ministry of healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God to the lost. And they will train others. 

We are thankful to the Lord for Pastor Noel Manito and Praise Christian Church in Houston who opened their doors to host Basic Training II for us.