January 20, 2014

Bhawanipatna, Orissa, India

Report from Subodh Kumar Jena following the January 2-4 Elijah Challenge Training 
Today I received this very encouraging report from a believer who attended our Elijah Challenge Training in Bhawanipatna.
“I am from a remote village near Ramnaguda, district of Rayagada, around 80 kms from the district headquarters. I was a Hindu a few years back. I went to the state of  Rajasthan to work as a laborer.  We were working near a church, and I accepted the Lord Jesus as my personal Saviour. I returned home from there and stayed with my family in a village, attending a nearby church service on Sunday.
My Pastor was supposed to attend the Elijah Challenge Training but he asked me to attend instead. I listened carefully at all the sessions and returned to home. I explained briefly to pastor regarding the  seminar. Yesterday my neighbour’s son had swelling in the eye. When I saw him I remembered the teaching and thought to apply it.
I went to the boy, and even though I had some hesitation in my mind I still ministered to him. Twice I ministered but did not see any result. I continued for five more times (as I was taught) and saw that swelling had gone down instantly. The boy was healed. Praise God.
Would you please come to my village and teach this for our small congregation? I can also invite a few pastors and evangelists who are working in this area.”
I am really touched hearing this. I know there may be thousands of villages like this where trained believers can reach the Hindus with power and authority.