The Elijah Challenge in North America
Nearly forty servants of God who came from different parts of the United States as well as from Canada and Bahamas gathered for the very first Elijah Challenge Advanced Trainingin North America. They were very excited and grateful to the Lord for what they received through His word and His Spirit during the over 15 hours of training. During the sessions the Lord graciously and quickly performed miracles of healing through His servants as they laid hands on one another. One brother’s bulging varicose veins in his legs flattened out and disappeared during the demonstration of healing-at-a-distance, after which about a dozen people testified.
At the culmination of the training—an outdoor evangelistic healing event for the homeless at James Bute Park in downtown Houston—all of the homeless men ministered to by the trained servants of God testified of being healed (in one case, partially healed) of their physical infirmities by the Lord. Two testified of their hearing being restored. The miraculous healings proved that Jesus Christ has authority to forgive sin according to Mark 2:1-12. Some of these homeless men put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The servants of God rejoiced and were very excited, ready to apply what they have learned at the Advanced Training in their own ministries. An apostle from Phoenix, Arizona indicated an interest in becoming the Elijah Challenge Coordinator for his city.
Postings received afterwards by Advanced Training participants:
“Hallelujah! Weren’t the last few days a blessing to us all? Rick and I believe that the training was exactly what we are going to see spread over the United States.
The Holy Spirit has shown us that as we ARISE AND GO, that God will increase His power through us to perform more miraculous healings of all kinds. Things we haven’t seen before. We are very excited because “The Kingdom of Heaven IS Near.”
Kris & Rick, Houston
The testimony of someone who attended the Advanced Elijah Challenge Training in February 2008:
“I am in [the mission field] teaching and evangelizing. Today, I was able to put into practice The Elijah Challenge. I chose to do so only after evangelism teaching and call. 180 women attending, mostly church members, 21 brand new professions…one a wife of a witchdoctor, another a mother of a member for whom everyone had prayed for a long time. Many of the rest were visitors, praise God. After lunch, more teaching and then healing. A crippled woman stands straight, a woman in great pain dancing down the aisle, a headache gone, a shoulder pain gone, a leg pain gone, a broken heart and fear removed.
I teach before healing that God uses healing to give people a ‘taste of the kingdom of God’—it is not salvation. They are to “go and sin no more.” God wants to give them hope. When time for testimonies came, no one spoke, then it began to pour so hard that one could barely think, much less hear. We stopped and sang until it stopped. This was used by God to give people time to see their own healing and testimonies began to come. As we were praising and hearing testimonies I had a sudden sharp pain in my palm that was so painful I couldn’t touch it. A black spot appeared. I immediately considered evil influence, but I was not afraid for I stand in the blood of Christ. Prayed with a friend, the pain went away and the black spot nearly gone now (a day later). It was a blessed day.”
A nameless servant of God
May 2, 2008
TEC Training in McAllen, Texas and Open-air Outreach in Progresso, Mexico held by Pastors Jerry Salmeron and Brian Burns on April 20, 2008. (click on the link to read the report)
“Last night, Friday, was the youth outreach from the TEC course training session I taught a few weeks ago. I was a little nervous as to the outcome as 2 of the churches decided not to participate and this would be my first actual outreach. I spent about 6 days fasting in preparation for this event wondering if there would be any healings and more importantly, salvation responses. A gal had shared her powerful testimony of how she had been healed at the youth leaders retreat. I shared from 1 Kings 18 and Mark 2 and talked about how radical healings are to prove that the God that heals is the same God that forgives our sins. I asked for those that had a need for healing to stand, and then I asked for the youth leaders that had been trained to go to those people and lay hands on them. We corporately prayed and again God was faithful to heal. There were 2 backs, 2 knees and 1 wrist that had been operated on a week ago. There was no range of motion in the wrist, but after prayer it moved fantastically. The 2 knees belonged to the youth pastor. He experienced a healing in one knee during the corporate time and came at the end of the meeting for the other knee. I had the 2 girls whose backs were healed lay their hands on top of my hands and a led them in authority to heal this knee. Again there was healing and these 2 girls did not even have training. Unfortunately the only non-christian did not come forward but I was able to spend some time with him and shared about how important he was To God.
The youth pastor shared about his little boy Ethan who had been suffering from nose bleeds for months. Everyday he woke up with blood on his pillow. About 6 weeks ago, in his office I prayed for his nose and for about the last 5 weeks there was no bleeding. [Ethan is 3 years old and was very much afraid of me praying for him as he really did not know me.] He woke up the other morning with the other nostril bleeding and immediately went to his daddy and asked him to pray. Praying in authority the bleeding immediately stopped and has continued to stop. Here is the fun part. Just before our meeting last night, Ethan’s mom called the church to tell us that Ethan had removed the band aids from his sore fingers because he had prayed thru Jesus to heal his fingers. No need for band aids because there was NO MORE PAIN! I am sharing this story to emphasis how important this youth generation is in fulfilling the Great Commission and the importance of them being able to walk in the ways of the Lord to present the ‘Same God that heals, forgives sin’!”
Jaimie Alonso, British Columbia
April 12, 2008
“Last Wednesday I was with one of the men who just recently received Jesus and the intent of the meeting was to impart some educational and practical aspects of the The Elijah Challenge (TEC) in a one-on-one setting. During our session, which we held at a nearby Coffee House a middle age man at sat one of the tables behind us on the outside patio. My goal at this point was to demonstrate TEC in this setting. So I told the new convert (Michael), watch this. So I approached he middle aged man (whose name was pronounced Heal More) So I began to share with him and he said that he was Bosnian, and that he was a Musl__m and that he doesn’t go to any religion anymore. So I remembered what you wrote in the recent article about London. I said to him that I am aware of individuals that are Musl__m who believe in Jesus for what he can do for them. So then I said, you can be healed in the name of Isa (the name of Jesus in Arabic). His eyes were fully attentive now. So he began to tell me where the pains in his body were. So I commanded him to be healed in the name of Isa. So Mr. Healmore got up and expressed to Michael privately how he had been touched and that he wanted the card from the church. Michael gave him a card and although Mr. Healmore didn’t receive Jesus this night he was healed of his ailing pains in the name of Isa. Michael also told him that just like your name is you will be ‘healed-more.'”
Stephen Gardner, Phoenix, Arizona
March 24, 2008
“I WANTED TO SHARE THAT ONE OF MY SONS IN THE LORD WHO IS ATTENDING WORLD HARVEST BIBLE SCHOOL IN COLUMBUS WAS AT AGAPE CONFERENCE THE FIRST OF THIS MONTH WHEN I TAUGHT THE [Elijah Challenge] BASIC COURSE…..HE HAS BEEN CALLING ME TELLING ME HOW HE AND HIS CLASSMATES HAVE BEEN SPEAKING HEALING TO CLASSMATES AS WELL AS TEACHERS AND ARE SEEING GOD MOVING. HE IS SO EXCITED ABOUT THE MOVE OF GOD. THANK YOU FOR FREELY GIVING UNTO THE BODY OF CHRIST. I BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE A GIFT TO US ALL.”
Pastor Beatrice Knowles, Bahamas
March 22, 2008
“A believer in my church that had been directed to me a while back and wanted me to share with her my knowledge about healing and I had shared with her what I had been taught at that time and told her to follow the example of Jesus and the apostles. Four Sundays ago I was sharing some principles of The Elijah Challenge with this same woman and her husband not long after our Advanced Training in Houston. After going over just a few of the principles taught I had explained that the main purpose in this authority we have been given were in the name of evangelism and she replied that she didn’t feel called to be an evangelist. I told her that she might not be called to be an evangelist but God has commanded “all believers to go and make disciples.“ This was taking place at the front lobby of the church after service was let out and at that time she asked if I would pray for her and I asked what was wrong for I had no idea she had any medical problems. She replied that she had herniated (or bulging) discs and that she could hardly stand there talking to me. I told her and her husband to open their eyes and not to pray but to take authority and we started pushing that mountain into the sea. After the first time we commanded healing she still had pain, then the 2nd time she had relief but not all pain was gone, then the 3rd time all pain was totally gone. I had her walking doing knee bends, touching her toes, moving side to side and no pain existed. After that I don’t know why but I asked her if she had any pain in her knees and she said she took cortisone shots often for them due to degenerated something, I forgot the medical term. I had her husband and her together with us all taking authority in Jesus’ name and her knees were totally pain-free. During all this many people in the church witnessed this. There was also a new members luncheon that had just let out and while they were being given a tour of the church they also witnessed this. We all gave glory to Jesus, a few weeks later the woman spoke to me in the lobby and testified that she was still free from pain.
Last Sunday my wife and I went to the home of a couple who sponsored a life impact group. I got to witness to a new brother that just started coming to the church… There were people praying for some who were not present who had infirmities and after everyone was finished I asked if there was anyone who had any infirmities. One man was a diabetic; his pancreas was dead. Another woman said her doctors told her she needed a knee replacement. I had the group open their eyes and lay hands on the man and we commanded a new pancreas; we are waiting for the report from the doctor. [Then I turned to the woman who had the bad knee.] I instructed that if she had any unforgiveness or bitterness in her heart, she should get that out of the way first. She admitted that she had had some problems with a coworker and that she had taken care of that. After that we laid hands on the woman’s knee and commanded healing, I took her hand [and walked her around]. She said she didn’t have a limp anymore so I had her squat; she felt pain in her knee. We laid hands on her again with authority and I took her hand and had her exercising her knee as she had not been able to before. She got on her knees and cried before everyone and exclaimed that she had wanted to go to the altar to pray that morning and could not do so because of her knee. After that we all gave praise to God and I gave praise to God and begin to pray openly and asked that God would give each person there a boldness to carry out the work that he has for us; we were all worshiping God.”
Kurt and Mary Simms, Crosby, Texas
March 18, 2008
“Last weekend I was able to share the TEC course at a youth leaders retreat. Only one leader came forward for healing. She had been in a car accident some years ago and was not able to stand for any length of time. I had all the youth come and lay hands on her as I led them in authority. To their amazement the pain left her back but moved into the back of her legs. We prayed again and it moved down to her calves. Again we prayed and all was gone. We watched her enjoy her healing as she did not sit for hours. Her testimony was given the next Sunday. Her family are not believers so this will speak loudly to them. The youth were “pumped” as many had never witnessed a healing before, never mind praying for one! We will have a multi church youth out-reach April 15. The new trained youth will be praying for their unsaved friends.
I challenged the youth to step out and pray for their friends at school. I really believe that this is the generation to focus on to see the Great Commision completed.”
Jaimie Alonso, Canada
March 15, 2008
“Yesterday I ministered to a very anointed woman of God who has been told by her doctor that her Rotator Cuff in her shoulder is torn and she will need surgery to repair it. I talked to her about bitterness, resentment, or any unforgiveness she might have towards someone. Right away she said yes, a family member. She repented and asked God to forgive her. Then I prayed like we do in TEC, thanking and praising God for his wonderful mercies and forgiving us of our sins. Then I took authority over the torn Rotator Cuff commanding the shoulder to be healed in Jesus Name. She received healing immediately! Praise God! This happened in a beauty shop and others witnessed this.”
Kris Freeman, Jubilee House of Praise, Houston
March 14, 2008
“[We] are currently training about 30 believers at ALCC. We are in our second day and just did a demonstration of healing in which a fellow sister was healed of her infirmity that was causing pain in her shoulder and neck. After we took authority over her infirmity she was healed. We had in between sessions another demonstration. A woman with many painful infirmities for many years was completely healed and is now pain free. At the end of the conference we had the newly trained believers exercise authority over infirmities, sickness and disease and there were many testimonies of healings. God is great and greatly to be praised. …Sunday evening the trained beliers will exercise authority over sickness and disease at the healing outreach.”
Abundant Life Communmity Church
Port Murray, NJ
March 9, 2008
PEACE AND GRACE,
JOANN CAMBRIDGE AND I TRAVELED TO ATLANTIC CITY FOR AGAPE MINISTRIES’ ANNUAL CONFERENCE. ON SATURDAY MARCH 1, 2008 I TAUGHT THE BASIC TRAINING AND TOLD THEM HOW I HAD SAT IN YOUR ELIJAH CHALLENGE BASIC TRAINING IN NASSAU (BAHAMAS) IN NOVEMBER 2007 AND THAT GOD USED YOU TO MAKE ME WAKE UP.
AFTER THE CLASS WE HAD THE DEMONSTRATION…..WE HAD THE PEOPLE THAT SAID THAT THEY HAD SICKNESS OR DISEASES AND THE OTHERS WE HAD THEM TO TAKE AUTHORITY OVER THEM—AFTER WHICH WE HAD SOME TESTIMONIES. SHOULDER PAIN, KNEE PAIN, BACK PAIN, AND HEADACHE HEALED. MARY’S HUSBAND HAD BELL’S PALSY—HIS RIGHT EYE OPENED AND CLOSED AT WILL, MOST OF THE TIME IT WAS CLOSED—IT IS NOW OPEN. HE TESTIFIED THAT HE HAD REPENTED OF SOME ANGER AND BITTERNESS. FOR OTHERS, WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE DOCTOR’S REPORT CONCERNING MS AND TUMOR IN THE HEAD. BUT GOD WAS GLORIED AND MANY OF HIS CHILDREN EMPOWERED TO DO LIKEWISE.
ALSO I SPOKE TO A YOUNG LADY’S CUMIN(?) LEVEL WHILE SHE WAS IN ATLANTIC CITY AND I WAS IN NASSAU…AT THAT TIME IT WAS 1.4 AND NEEDED TO BE AT LEAST 2.0. THE NEXT DAY THE DOCTOR CAME IN AND TESTED THE LEVEL. IT WAS 2.5, SHE CAME TO THE CONFERENCE AND TESTIFIED. SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A BLOOD CLOT IN HER LEFT LUNG. SO WE SPOKE TO THAT. SHE SAYS SHE KNOWS SHE IS HEALED. SHE WILL GO BACK TO THE DOCTOR IN A WEEK. TO GOD BE THE GLORY GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE. MARY DOWNING WAS ALSO THERE WITH US.
Pastor Beatrice Knowles, New Jersey & Nassau, Bahamas
March 2, 2008
“Our church Fresh Presence Church recently conducted a joint evangelistic campaign with Fresh Fire Church and 11 souls were led to Jesus. We have been utilizing in our evangelistic efforts the very thing that Jesus said would accompany the preaching of the gospel….Signs. We have been approaching the lost regarding physical illnesses that they may have first. Utilizing our authority that we have in Christ we heal the sick. Then we tell them that if Jesus can heal your sickness, he can also forgive your sin. We have them testify where they were healed then we lead them to salvation. One gentleman we lead to Jesus after he healed from deafness in his left ear. He stated that he hadn’t heard in that ear for more than a year.”
Apostle Stephen & Kathy Gardner, Phoenix, Arizona
February 29, 2008
“Things have been very busy since I got back and it felt like it was taking a long time and I still hadn’t gotten a chance to use what Christ so freely gave—the authority over infirmities. Well, tonight at my cell meeting we prayed over one gentleman with headaches and other spiritual oppression and he was healed and set free. Then his brother came with severe lower back pain; the back was compressed. As we prayed over him he felt his back moving and stretching out and his pain left. He testified he wouldn’t be wearing his brace anymore! Then another man came forward and he hadn’t been able to work because his wrists were in so much pain. He showed us; as he rotated his wrists they crunched all the way around. After we ministered to him, his left side was 100% and his right wrist was 98% healed. God is so good!
Please pray for me as I am bringing TEC to my leadership team and we are planning to do outreach afterwards. We need some good ideas on what to do to draw in the unbelievers? Our town is unique and it is very cold to do outside events.
Also my in laws are unsaved and are very opposed to the gospel. My father-in-law is a farmer and has been unable to work due to a bad knee. He has just had knee surgery and to his disappointment it is getting worse. I see this as a perfect opportunity to see him healed and my family accepting Christ. Please pray for boldness as this is particularly hard for me due to who they are.
I appreciate all of your testimonies and prayers. May the Lord bless First Fruits abundantly in Jesus name.”
February 27, 2008
“Pastor Jerry (McAllen House of Prayer) and I ministered to a woman named Juanita today. She was rehabilitating at a nursing home. Her daughter, who had heard about the healings in Jerry’s church, had asked Jerry to visit. Jerry confirmed with Juanita that we would be visiting her and we headed over to the nursing home. When we arrived we chatted with her a bit about what she had been through. She had already had some surgery performed on her to relieve her of pain she had in her lower back and legs. It had been so severe that she could not walk. From what we could understand, the doctors discovered she had fluid in her spine. After draining the fluid she had some relief and could manage to walk again, but she was still suffering.
We took authority over her pain. We started with her back and she immediately said it felt better. We then rebuked the pain in her legs and after two times she said it was completely gone. Praise God! She even went up to test it and said it was surely gone. We spent some time witnessing to her and she committed her life to Christ. Praise God for that even more! After counseling with her and stressing the importance of reading the Bible and joining a church she started getting excited about her healing again. She kicked her legs up and down and wiggled around telling us how all the pain was gone. She was overjoyed. Glory be to God for the the miracle he has done for Juanita and for his wonderful grace.”
Pastor Brian Burns, Mission of Reconciliation
February 27, 2008
“Hello again from Canada!! Sunday was another time for God to heal our afflicted. I demonstrated the healing-at-a-distance we were taught in Houston and the results again were fantastic. A lady was was delivered from an oppression she has suffered from for several months, another had her back healed and another lady with chronic shoulder pain was healed. I encouraged those that wanted hands laid on them to come forward. Another man was delivered, two shoulders and an elbow were healed and a knee with fluid and no range of motion was also healed.
I will do my first training session 2 weeks from now and have an invitation in the works from a church in Alberta. Thanks to God for His faithfulness.”
February 25, 2008
“Today was a glorious day as we hit the streets of Phoenix. The fish were just leaping up out of the sea. Our team lead 11 souls to Jesus Christ. There weren’t any that stated they needed healing. However, two or three requested deliverance from alcoholism. We were grateful that souls were added to the Kingdom today. Our next joint outreach is planned for March 1, 2008.”
Apostle Steven & Kathy Gardner, Phoenix
“Hello from Canada!! It is exciting to hear all that is happening to all of you.
This past Sunday I was asked to share with the congregation what happened in Texas. Then we opened up the altars and many people came forward for prayer. I did not even get a chance to explain how to pray and things were happening. One older lady that had been in a wheelchair and now walks with a cane, put her cane down and danced before the Lord and us all. She said the pain has come back but I told her that we would see the mountain moved. Another little boy had nose bleeds for sometime and they have not returned. Another man had his hearing restored.
My sunday school group has gotten so excited that we are going to try and knock on every door of our little town of 10,000. All this and with no training. God is good!! This Sunday I am going to model mass healing [healing-at-a-distance]….I can’t wait!”
Jaimie Alonso, British Columbia, Canada
“Yesterday was Dwight’s birthday, and he celerbrated it on the job by laying hands on the sick, he laid hands on a lady who had knee pains from a growth in her knee and she was healed, another lady had shoulder pains and was healed, another one complained with a pain in her side for several weeks and was healed, another lady was healed from migraine headaches, another came out of curiousity and received the Lord, a father and daughter who were angry with each other were reconciled.
We put the training to work immediately at our church and some of the people are running with it, receiving their healing and going out and doing likewise.
God’s great outpouring upon you and may His peace and the spirit of unity cause His love to reach the world through His people.”
Dwight and Joann, Bahamas
“Yes! First Fruits group!
The spirit of Elijah is here!
WE ARE GOD’S ARMY!!”
“I’ve been getting the messages, it is very exciting to be able to stay in contact. I look forward to writing about and hearing about the mighty miracles that God is going to do. The weekend we shared was awesome! I am so excited that I got to learn about and practice the authority that was given us by Jesus.”
Stefan, Manitoba, Canada
“Hello, First Fruits group- The Spirit of Elijah is upon us!!”
“AFTER I TOOK THE BASIC TRAINING IN NASSAU [BAHAMAS] I BEGAN APPLYING THE PRINCIPLES…..I COMMANDED CANCER TO LEAVE A FRIEND’S SISTER’S BREAST WHO WAS SCHEDULED TO HAVE SURGERY FOR BREAST CANCER. WHEN THE DOCTOR RAN A TEST BEFORE SURGERY THEY COULD NOT FIND ANY CANCER. THEY ARE REQUESTING HER TO COME BACK TO BE CHECKED TO BE SURE…..HER BROTHER WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE PROSTRATE CANCER AND WE SPOKE TO THE CANCER. HE IS IN NASSAU AND JUST GOT THE DOCTOR’S REPORT. THEY DID NOT FIND CANCER AND SAID HE WAS JUST SWOLLEN BUT THE SWELLING HAS GONE, TOO. THANK GOD FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS.
I PLAN TO TEACH THE FIRST SESSION ON MARCH 1, 2008 IN ATLANTIC CITY; AND BELIEVING FOR YOU TO COME TO ATLANTIC CITY TO TEACH THE BEGINNING AND ADVANCED TO THE CHURCH WE SPOKE OF. TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE.”
PASTOR BEATRICE, Bahamas
“Hello From Canada!! As you know there was a struggle with the healing in the bone in my foot. Well I kept pursuing the healing and when I walked into the customs area in Vancouver, the pain was gone. Yippee. There was another slight pain today and I went after it again and as I write this, still pain free.”
Jim, British Columbia, Canada
“On Valentine’s Day, Pastor Dwight Cambridge was invited to speak at a public school to talk to the students about LOVE. All of the parents and people of the community were invited as well. God instructed Pastor Cambridge to tell them about the greatest love story ever (of course, this is where God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son). Before speaking, Pastor Cambridge invited all the sick to come and get their healing in which our God was faithful. The love story told revealed that love was manifested when God’s Son Jesus Christ came to destroy the work of the devil (I John 3:8) By God’s demonstration many of the children gave their hearts and some parents were healed and set free.
Discipleship has begun in The Elijah Challenge. We love what God is doing as lives are being changed. This will impact many of the ministries in the Island of Eleuthera, Bahamas as we disciples of Jesus Christ bring glory to our God.”
Joanne & Dwight Cambridge, Bahamas
“Today during our Sunday morning service I was able to use the Elijah Challenge Training. We had several first time visitors in our church (McAllen House of Prayer) and during the ministry time I boldly made the invitation for anybody with knee pain, back pain etc.
The first lady that came forward had knee pain (severe) and after commanding the pain to go it left her immediately! The second was a young man from the country of Honduras, and he had back pain. After commanding the pain to go twice, he was healed. The third one was an elderly woman with neck pain and she was also healed after commanding the pain to go (twice). I believe we are going to continue to see miracles of healing that I thought we could not experience. To Him who fills all be all the glory!”
Pastor Jerry Salmeron, McAllen House of Prayer, Texas
“I was so blessed to be with you all and to take back what we learned. Arnold and I are going to do a training weekend for ALCC here in Port Murray March 7-9 and the Outreach will be Sunday evening March 9th.
The past several months I had been preaching a series on “Fulfilling our Destiny” and it just concluded with “Performing Great Exploits (John 14:12).” This week I am preaching on “Overcoming Strongholds” to get rid of those things which hinder us from performing Great Exploits for God. Afterwards we will do a corporate repentance. Then I will explain about what we learned at the conference and do a demonstration of mass healing in preparation for the healing Conference. I do trust that God will do a great wonder to demonstrate to His people that He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, and that since He has authority to heal the sick, He also has authority to forgive sins and save the soul. As His people see the power of God displayed, many will bring the unsaved infirm to the healing outreach.”
Chris Hussey, New Jersey
“Sunday Morning I preached a sermon about “Overcoming Strongholds” Afterwards we did a corporate repentance. I also shared with them that we as a congregation will be having a healing Seminar, and at the conclusion we will do a healing outreach from March 7-9. Then I shared with them that God wanted to demonstrate His Healing power. So we did a mass healing demonstration.
One man, a carpenter who had severe pain in his shoulder testified he was healed, a pre-teen, who had severe neck pain and limited movement came forward and testified she was healed, another woman testified her back pain was gone and she had full range of movement. A man in our congregation at 40 years old had a stroke some time back and walked with a limp, he testified that the stiffness and lingering pain was gone and the leg was restored. Another woman testified that fear, anxiety and bitterness was gone and another man testified that he was freed from bitterness. (When we corporately repented I took authority over the spirit of fear, unbelief, bitterness etc). God is on the march!”
Abundant Life Community Church, New Jersey
“The Advanced Training was a blessing and my brother-in-law (Pastor Jerry Salmeron) and I are already planning on putting TEC to action across the border in Mexico. We’ll keep everyone updated.
Thank you for your willingness and patience to share these wonderful truths that had been forgotten.”
Brian, McAllen, Texas
I can’t thank you enough for what you are doing in the body of Christ. You are a great blessing!
“Praise the Lord for his wonderful grace that has been bestowed upon us with the authority and power to do even greater works than He.
We were excited and filled with joy of taking the message of the principles of healing and deliverance back to our church. God has graced us to be involved in Deliverance for 14 years. Your training seminar more than enhanced and gave us great assurance of the Lord’s Great Commission, now we can with boldness declare the Word of God with great confidence and clarity.
We did declare healing that Sunday and God moved on our commands thru his grace. Our members are also filled with excitement and joy as we teach the principles to them.
These are just a few of our testimonies: My grandson injured his elbow during a wrestling session @ school, when I saw him Sunday, his arm was in a sling, he was in pain, I declared healing of his arm thru the laying on of my hands, and the pain left immediately. He plays the drums for our church and before we left church Sunday evening, he was playing the drums with both hands.
Another grandson said he had a bad headache, I commanded the pain & headache to leave, I then asked him, how did he feel? He replied that the pain was about 50% gone. The Holy Spirit impressed upon me, to speak to his blood system and give a command of perfection. Immediately the pain left. He declared that he was pain free. He said to me, Grandma, it must have been my blood.
We are teaching our grandkids the principles of healing and deliverance.
This pass Wednesday night @ our Bible Study, we encountered a young man who was visiting with one of our church members, he was crying and weeping during our altar prayer time. After service, we prayed for him then laid hands of him, he was delivered from all kinds of afflictions and oppressions.
There is much work as you know in the Kingdom, let us agree as touching that God would prepare more warriors for the end time harvest. Thank you for your deposit into God’s kingdom.”
Pastors Willie and Vee Malone, Humble, Texas
“Thanks again for the work you are doing for the Lord- and for the training- I am meeting with my Pastor in Dayton (Ohio) this Saturday—and will share what I was trained on—to put it into practice.”
“We are back home in the Bahamas, and the Lord is confirming His Word in signs and wonders where ever we go and lay hands.”
Dwight and Joann
“On Sunday, Pastor Noel called up some people who were sick and we prayed over them and some were healed! We are still claiming healing for this man that had knee surgery to be completely pain-free. Praise Jesus! Thank you for sharing with us!”
“The training was beyond my expectations. Pastoring a full gospel church and always ministering to the sick I thought I was doing it ‘right’. I have to go through another paradigm shift as always if we want to stay relevant in ministry. My brother-in-law (Brian Burns) and I are in the works to implement and put to practice this approach in winning the lost. Since we are on the border with Mexico we will do a rally in the bordering towns in Mexico. I will immediately practice the Elijah Challenge with the Church.”
Jerry, McAllen, Texas
“Thanks so much for all you do to train and equip the body. Our own lives and ministry have been impacted.”
“I want to further say something else to this wonderfully anointed “First Fruits group.” As you know, Rick was very ill during the TEC training conference and I had been sick prior to that. Two days after the conference, a pastor friend of ours came to see us. He said the Lord sent him. He said the Holy Spirit gave him instructions to pray for us and anoint our bodies with oil inside and out as he prayed because we were under an attack of the enemy. He also said for us to pray Psalm 91 everyday.
I am telling you this to encourage you because The Elijah Challenge training was dropping bombs on the enemy. You have atom bombs of warfare in you.
The next day after our friend prayed for us, Rick improved 100%. Praise God!”
Kris, Jubilee House of Praise, Houston
“This is Stephen and Kathy in Phoenix. Coming up this Saturday Fresh Presence Church is launching an evangelistic campaign in conjunction with a sister church, Fresh Fire Christian Fellowship here in Phoenix. Kathy and I shared with their congregation yesterday about the concepts of The Elijah Challenge and how we were so blessed by it. On Wednesday we will have a training for our members. Then on Saturday morning we will partner with the other church and employ this new strategy to our evangelistic efforts. Please pray for us as we endeavor to introduce The Elijah Challenge to other churches, then engage in mutual evangelistic campaigns beginning here in Phoenix.”
Apostle Stephen & Kathy Gardner, Phoenix
“After that Basic Training last year [in Phoenix], I taught and demonstrated healing informally at the weekly prayer services I led at my own church in Glendale, northwest of Phoenix–Christ’s Community Church (15-20 people each week). The Lord opened hearts and eyes, and many now believe in miracle healing for our day and have some understanding on authority to heal, though not formal training.”