Elijah Challenge-trained Subodh Jena Kumar is based in Orissa, India
Praise the Lord for an opportunity to preach the gospel in an unreached poor village Padanketa in the interior of Orissa. This village is around 200 kilometres from us. We had to walk some distance to reach that village. The tribal people as well as the Dalits live there.
The visitation of the Lord was very powerful, and we heard very powerful healing testimonies from the people.
There were approximately 350 people who gathered including many sick people. Around three hundred Hindus accepted the Christ.
Testimonies of miraculous healings
A gentleman named Madhusudan had lost his eyesight in one eye after treatment for jaundice, and he had spent lots of money for his treatment. After losing his vision he started drinking alcohol. He was seated in the last row, but something like electric power entered into his body and suddenly his eyesight was restored. He could not believe it. From the time he was healed until the end of the meeting he wept just like a child. What a marvelous miracle the Lord did for him.
A young girl named Pārbati was suffering from a burning sensation in her body. From time to time her entire body would burn, and her family thought that it was the work of a sorcerer. They had taken her to sorcerers for treatment, but without any relief. This young woman suffered like this for about a year. Praise the Lord that He extended His gracious hand to her, and she felt coolness in her body. She testified that she had felt and experienced supernatural power.
A boy of 8 years of age, Tuna, had a speech problem. He could hear clearly but when he wanted to talk he simply was unable to—he was just mute. But that day was the day of his deliverance, and the Lord healed him. He slowly explained to me how he used to speak and how his speech changed in a moment.
Rameswar came to the meeting with great expectation. He was suffering a from stomach disease which made it very hard, swollen, and painful. He wanted to go to the capital hospital as he had consulted with a local pharmacist and he had referred him to the hospital. He came to the meeting with the same condition. But the Lord healed him and he testified that his stomach was completely normal. We checked his stomach, and it did not feel hard at all.
A girl named Saraswati had been working in a government office, and she came to the meeting with her brother. She had been suffering from stomach pain for 3 to 4 months, but the Lord graciously touched her. After experiencing such a healing in her body she confessed that the Jesus is Lord. She is from a very typical Hindu family which practices many kinds of rituals. Since her parents were not there in the event, she is very ready to tell them that Jesus healed her.
A boy named Anam had competed in a school track event last month, and he had fallen in the sand. His neck and back were injured. He could not go to school for a few days. The school staff treated him, but still the pain was there. The doctor advised him that since the injury is internal it would take time to get well. But he felt the miraculous touch of the Lord and he was completely healed. Praise the Lord.
Rohit had chest pain and the Lord healed him instantly. The pain had disappeared.
The Almighty God also touched and healed many others as well from various diseases, but we do not have their photos. There were young men and women who were healed from joint pain, toothache, thyroid disease, and asthma.
Feeding the villagers
Thank you so much for your precious prayer and support for this wonderful work of the Lord.