Praise Report – April 2023
“All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.” Psalm 145:10
By God’s grace this month we had two major feeding events and gospel meetings in the main cities of Ambala in Haryana and Hoshiarpur in Punjab. In Ambala (below) the meeting was organised in a community of nomads and tribals. Pastor Surinder who has been working in this area for a few months, organised this big meeting which was attended by a gathering of about 200 people. Pastor Shakuntala preached the gospel and over 50 people accepted Lord Jesus. Seven people were delivered from evil spirits. The majority of people in this community are followers of Hindu god ‘Shani Dev’. These people are considered to be astrologers and keepers and protectors from the evil. People go to them for worshipping Shani Dev to give them protection from harm and evil. In another way Shani Dev followers and astrologers are seen equal to Hindu priests. We praise God that he made it possible to preach the gospel and penetrate into this community. A woman brought her 3 months old baby who had been suffering from high fever for past 4-5 days and the fever was not going down. Medicines were not working. As soon as Pastor Shakuntala laid hands on the baby the fever left. Another woman testified that she got healed of ear pain. She suffered pain in her ear pinna for many months. Many people removed their religious threads, stones, beads, rings and bracelets when they heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. Praise God!
The next meeting (below) was held in Hoshiarpur. Pastor Balveer was planning this meeting for a long time. Similar to Ambala this area too has a majority of people from nomads and tribal community. Most people are very poor and from low economic strata. Over 700 people attended this meeting. Many came just for a meal. Evil sprits manifested in five people. After a lot of resistance all five women were delivered. Witnessing the deliverance many people believed and accepted Jesus Christ. In all over 185 people accepted Jesus. The meeting lasted till about 4:00am in the morning as Pastor Shakuntala prayed over and laid hands-on people. A man testified that he suffered from kidney stones for many years and after laying hands he said stones flushed out of his body through urine. A woman came with a stiff back and after laying hands she was able to bend and turn and twist without any problem. She removed the support belt that she came with. A girl who came with eczema on her chest reported after three days that her eczema vanished. Many people received the gift of tongues and many other people testified of healing from pains, migraine and body aches.
In April we had over 35 house meetings and seven new people joined Bethel church through these house meetings this month. All seven people are from Hindu background. Bethel Church congregation continue to have weekly bible study with Nishant David every Saturday. We also continue to have 3 days fasting prayer service on the 1st, 2nd, and the 3rd of every month.
We thank Lord Jesus for His goodness and mercy. We give Him all the glory, honour and praise. We also thank all our ministry partners and supporters for their prayers, support and love. May Lord Jesus continue to bless you all.