Equipping servants of God at Isaiah 58 House
The Training was hosted by Joseph White and Isaiah 58 House Director Chris Faraguna. A small group of disciples gathered at Isaiah 58 House all day on a Saturday to be trained with The Elijah Challenge. In the evening the poor came to receive food and clothing, and there were six testimonies of God physically touching or healing them as the disciples laid hands on them.
Afterwards the servants of God applied what they had learned in the Basic Training. See below for some of the amazing testimonies.
Testimonies in the aftermath of the Training
From Chris Faraguna on Haiti Mission Trip
“I just want to tell you how important it was for you to come here when you did. Not only did your visit impact the Chinese community in Flushing and John Slionski’s Army for God [see below], but it affected our Haiti mission trip tremendously. We saw over 80 people healed and over 100 people saved. One healing was tremendous—we commanded a mute spirit out of a boy and commanded his tongue to be loosed and he spoke. He had not spoken to anyone for over 10 years; now he is communicating with others. We have this on video. We also had two major deliverances in the meetings. We commanded the evil spirits out of two girls and then they accepted Jesus. It was something out of the Book of Acts. We then trained about 12 pastors on the kingly anointing.”
From Pastor Mel Melato on Haiti Mission Trip
“I applied your teaching for the first time in Haiti following your guidelines with more than a dozen pastors and the result was amazing when I called two pastors to volunteer and demonstrate what they had learned through the teaching.
A six-months pregnant woman came forward requesting healing. She had thought that there was no life in her womb because there had been no movement in her womb. The two volunteer pastors commanded the spirit of death to go. Then something in her womb started to move. Hallelujah! Everyone praised God.
There were three young people and one older person delivered from evil, dumb, and deaf mute spirits. 140 more were healed of various sicknesses, diseases and infirmities.”
Other testimonies from Pastor Mel Melato
“My wife and my daughter are continually blessed from the teaching that you brought forth in our midst and everytime we bring “Christ Healing to all Nations” to churches around New York, the glory of God’s healing and deliverance will come upon the people.
We have been to Salvation Army church, to Evangelical Italian Christian Church, once more to Jesus Spanish Church, to Christ All Nations Mission Church and to Open Bible Filipino Church….the effect of your teaching is the same….the miracle healing power of God would just descend upon the people.”
From New York host Joseph White
“I will be sending you all the testimonies of what has been going on here since you left New York….
I will share one quick testimony….last week I ministered to a woman named Maloney who was diagnosed with a tumor the size of a orange on her ovaries …she was scheduled to have surgery the following week. I had her friend Sandy lay her hand on the area where the tumor was swelling out of her abdomen. I commanded it to dissolve in the mighty name of Jesus …one week later she had her final MRI before the surgery. The doctors reported that it was gone completely and they sent her home! Maloney then went about calling all her friends and family reporting of the miracle…
Then three days later I was asked to share my testimony at a leaders meeting for the Army for God youth group gathering. A sixteen year old girl named Jasmine came to me after she was telling me of overwhelming fears she suffered from…as she was talking the Lord showed me what to do ..I asked her to trust the lord to deliver her from all rejection and fear. When we went into a private room to pray, I laid my hand on her and commanded the demons of fear to go and then rejection from the womb to go….!! Well, she hit the floor and thrashed about for a moment knocking the kitchen garbage pail over ..she screamed and cried…then a miracle happened she was delivered! Peace and love filled her to overflowing!! She was just newly introduced to the Lord a week earlier.
Now Jonny and Heidi, founders on the Army for God, asked me if I would share the Elijah Challenge with the 50 or so young people that have been coming to the meetings next week. These meetings are in a two bedroom apartment and these kids have been cramming the place to capacity. So we offered to have them all come to the Isaiah 58 House venue on Long Island to do the trainings. So next week over 50 youth will be coming to the Isaiah 58 House mission to hear what the Lord has to say about the Elijah Challenge!”
At the time of this report (April 29, 2009), Joseph was planning to teach the Elijah Challenge Basic Training to a ministry in New York called ARMY FOR GOD, founded by John Slionski and Heidi Ova. Below is what Joseph wrote us:
“I told you last week about what the Lord was doing with John Slionski and Heidi Ova, founders of the ARMY FOR GOD ministry here in Long Island, New York. I hadn’t even started the Basic Training for them yet. All I did was to exhort John a bit about the authority to heal in Jesus’ name. Just imagine what will happen when the fifty youth John is leading get a hold of this Hidden Manna!!
Here is the testimony I just received from John and Heidi:
Tonight we were training for pro-wrestling…getting in a great workout when one of our wrestlers’ knee’s popped out of the socket. I called for an ice pack but one of my friends Rodrigo said to me that we should lay hands on it. So in front of about 15 unbelievers we laid hands on Him and by the authority that Jesus gave us we commanded that knee to return to it’s original form. And to the shock of everyone watching… IT DID! He got up in amazement and just praised Jesus.
It wasn’t even a second later when another wrestler went down with a pinched nerve. So immediately we commanded that nerve to open up and for Satan to be bound up. Instantaneously He was healed. He was able to bend, turn and squat. We were all singing God’s glory. The rest of the school was just in amazement. So one guy was is pretty much an atheist was so stunned but said to me that he still didn’t believe in those kinds of things. So I said to him, ”you just watched Jesus heal two people right in front of you.” I noticed that he had a limp. So I asked do you want to believe in Christ tonight? He didn’t have an answer so then I asked him if He wanted Jesus to heal him tonight. He said yes!
So he stood up and we commanded by the authority of our God to heal this man’s back. The only thing that was going through my mind was to demonstrate God’s power so everyone believes. I asked him to bend over and he did and when he stood back up his face was bright red! He was in total amazement. He couldn’t believe it! He said all he felt was heat running through his back.
Everyone was amazed. He asked me how and why. All I said was that Jesus had healed Him because He wants a relationship with him. I commanded him to jump. He said to me that he couldn’t because of the three slipped disks in his back. So I shouted to him that he was healed and to jump…SO HE DID. So we all started praising Jesus. Atheists and agnostics…PRAISING GOD! He just kept telling everyone that he felt heat and that Jesus had healed him.
What a testimony tonight to display God’s amazing power. Two believers praising God’s power in front of people who never believed…until tonight!'”