Reported by Joshua Gowda, TEC Training Centre Director in New Delhi

“Our Elijah Challenge Feeding Event for the month of June was conducted on 18 June 2010 at the village Masuda Ajmer Rajasthan. Throughout Rajasthan we see small ancient palaces. The art and religious symbols seen on their walls reflect both the Hinduism and Islam which are found in Rajasthani culture.

In Masuda village the people’s religious beliefs are a blend of the Hindu and the Muslim faiths. They are known as the Merth and the Kattat tribes which are found in 200 villages in the district of Ajmer.

Our Elijah Challenge-trained pastor, Samuel Massey, invited 360 people to the Feeding Event. Simon Haqq shared the gospel, and approximately 355 people responded and gave their hearts to the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord!

In Rajasthan the harvest is plenty, but the laborers are few. Seeing the needs, I need to train as many laborers as possible and send full time workers to reach the unreached villages in Rajasthan.”


Joshua Gowda (left) and Simon Haqq (right)

Joshua sightseeing

Local Rajasthani men


Preaching the gospel to the Rajasthani people

Above & below: Rajasthani people attending the meeting

Below & above: Rajasthani people accepting Christ



Healing the sick as commanded by Jesus in Luke 10:9



Testimony of healing

Initially she had a tumor on her neck

Disciple lays hands on her in Jesus’ name

She testifies the tumor is shrinking


Feeding the villagers

Below & above: the villagers are fed 

The national bird—the peacock 

Luke 10:9 “Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you.’”