The Elijah Challenge Advanced Training in Houston in February 2008.
When he came he was suffering from a debilitating neck problem that
prevented him from working. After he returned to Canada, he was completely
is the son of Ray & Fran Duerksen, Senior Pastors of Southland
Community Church in Steinback, Manitoba.
February 27, 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!
pray for me as I am bringing The Elijah Challenge to my leadership
team and we are planning to do outreach afterwards. We need some
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.
all of your testimonies and prayers. May the Lord bless First Fruits
abundantly in Jesus name."
the sick who are there and tell them,
'The kingdom of God is near you.’"