“Purnima Sabitri, who had recently been delivered from a legion of demons and accepted Jesus for only 18 to 20 days, called us to share about something most extraordinary.

A month ago a young man she knew had broken his lower back in an accident, and had been taken to the district hospital of the town of Bhawanipatna, but due to the severity of the injury was advised to go for more advanced treatment at the hospital in the city of Cuttack.

Following treatment there he was told to go home. He was to take prescription medication along with complete bed rest for three months. He was ordered not to stand up—or even sit up in bed.

One day our brand-new believer Purnima went to see him.

Without saying a word, she laid her hand on him and commanded healing in the name of Jesus Christ—just as she had seen us doing when ministering to the sick.

Astonishingly, within a few minutes the young man sat up in bed. His mother who was present rushed to him and scolded him for disobeying the doctor’s orders for complete bedrest—no sitting or standing. Purnima shared with her about how Jesus had delivered her from the legion of demons.

The young man said that while Purnima ministered to him he felt someone touch him and help him to sit up. Then he got up out of bed and began to walk around slowly.

Purnima had accepted Jesus only a few weeks ago and knew very little about the Lord. But God graciously used her. Soon she was sharing her testimony with many Hindus.

Glory to God!”

Received from our co-worker in India
February 11, 2021

Luke 10:9 “HEAL THE SICK who are there and tell them, ‘the kingdom of God has come near to you.’”

The Lord COMMANDS us to heal the sick when we proclaim the kingdom of God. Therefore it is God’s will for the sick to be healed when the kingdom of God is being proclaimed.


Purnima (at right) was later baptized in March 2021