"altar" used by the Indians to offer prayer to spirits
Louis Bull Church at Hobbema
Lord graciously sent the fire of healing on our evangelistic
healing service in the Louis Bull Church at the Hobbema
Indian Reserve. According to their traditional beliefs, Indians
believe in a Creator but do not acknowledge Him to be the
our Lord Jesus Christ. They also worship the spirits of
deceased ancestors. I began the meeting by sharing how Elijah
had challenged the priests of
to pray to their god to send fire from heaven. Elijah would
likewise pray to the Lord. Whoever would send fire from
to consume the sacrifices would be the true God. At the
meeting I proposed to the people that we would do the same
the "fire of healing" upon the infirm would be
acknowledged as the true God. The people agreed and indicated
they wanted to see what would happen.
William proclaiming the LORD as the true God
the pattern of Elijah, I first invited anyone present at the
meeting to use their traditional "medicine" to
heal the infirm. No one dared to pick up the gauntlet. And so
I had the trained disciples come to the front, and together
to the God of Elijah asking Him to send the fire of healing
to prove to the people that He is the only true God. After prayer,
we exercised at a distance our authority over diseases and demons
afflicting the people (as Jesus did by healing the centurion's
servant in Luke 7). Immediately about eight people came forward
to testify that the LORD had healed them of various infirmities.
One woman had had no feeling or sensation from her forehead all
the way back to her neck for years because of a head injury in
a car accident. During the healing-at-a-distance, she felt a
tingling sensation in that area and she was healed by the Lord.
See her in the first photo below along with others waiting
who were not healed during the healing-at-a-distance then came
forward for one-on-one ministry through the laying on of
hands by the trained disciples. In this way more people were
healed and testified. One man suffering from significant hearing
loss said that his ears popped open and he could hear clearly.
The LORD had answered our prayer and sent the fire of healing
to prove to the people that He is the true God and Creator. When
I challenged the people to acknowledge the LORD as the true God,
to repent of their sin and to follow Jesus Christ as His disciples,
as far as I could see nearly everyone in the church raised their
Now may this be simply the beginning of a renewed advance of
the Kingdom of God on this Indian Reserve. May the Training of
the native disciples continue and result in more and more of
them being sent out to reach the entire tribe for Jesus Christ.
They can be equipped to confront and defeat the spiritual darkness
happened in the aftermath of this Training Event
The spirit of Elijah at Wetaskiwin
the Evangelistic Healing Service held at Lifegate Church, the
Lord was gracious to hear our prayer in front of the people.
He healed several infirm people to prove that He exists, that
there is a heaven and a hell, that He judges sinners, and that
Jesus Christ died on the cross to bear our sins and to save
from hell. As the trained disciples laid hands on those with
infirmities, people were healed and testified of what the Lord
had done for them. Hearing the gospel and seeing the miracles,
souls repented of their sin and made Jesus their Lord and Savior
for eternal life.
& below: trained disciples ministering healing to the infirm
Indian woman had come to the meeting suffering from various
problems related to losing her twenty-year-old daughter in a
tragic shooting incident in 2008. She had been unable to speak
for several days. She felt a heavy weight on her lower neck
she were carrying a heavy backpack. There was pain in her stomach.
As the trained sisters ministered to her, she was dramatically
set free and able to speak again. The heaviness and pain were
gone. The next morning when we saw her in church she was radiant
and beaming. See her in the photo below. Others who were
healed are also shown testifying of God's grace.
Testimony of believer who had been skeptical & spiritually
is the testimony of one of the believers who had taken the
Basic Training and who had ministered at this Evangelistic
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
I don't even know where I should start telling what this has
been doing for me.
The whole healing thing has always been on my heart. For the
last 20 years I've been trying to get a handle on this thing---trying
to discover how it works. I have seen a few healings, but most
of the time it was very frustrating to see that, honestly, nothing
happened. I basically stopped praying for the sick.
I started out with this teaching with a very negative attitude.
I didn't expect
What an eye opener for me to learn that we should NOT simply
pray for people, but use our God given authority [to minister
The first thing I did was work with a lady [with a hearing disability]
and her hearing was fixed. Another man had a 4000 dollar hearing
aid and was still not able to hear properly. After being worked
on by somebody on the team, he was walking around with a smile
which you couldn't get off of him with a sledge hammer. He was
also healed of arthritis.
here comes a huge native man with spinal problems. I told
him that this was “a piece of cake” (I probably
could have moved Mt. Everest to Wetaskiwin --- hallelujah,
Jesus). When that was taken care of, he told me that he could
hear me because of all the voices in his head. He was standing
close to the speakers, but he said the voices in his head
were even blocking that. ...As soon as I started rebuking
them, the demons were coming out. It looked as if he would
up. Then he looked
with big eyes and said, “IT’S GONE” and gave
me a big hug.
had such a good time. Lately I have been so down spiritually,
and I'm feeling pumped again.
this morning in church I HAD to take the microphone and tell
this story and that from now on I sell “free healing
the service we spent at least 1.5 hour ministering healing. Hallelujah!!"
received the following week from Training Event Host Laurel Stevens
attended the Thursday night Bible study at Louis Bull Church
last week for the first time. Marcus,
the pastor, is doing what
he learned at The Elijah Challenge Basic Training. After the
study we asked if any one needed healing ministry and a lady
who had attended the training said yes - she had arthritis pain
in her knee as well as a "broken leg" (she was wearing
a cast on her lower leg). Several of us had been to the Training.
We commanded healing, and she got up and walked around. The pain
was gone. Then a fellow said he wanted prayer. He is very sensitive
to the spirit realm (sees and hears things and has had very specific
dreams) and had been told by the Cree Elders that he would be
a leader. However, he is a Christian now and is sincere. He had
some time ago come to us and asked us to pray over his home because
of demonic manifestations in the house. That night he shared
very openly about his life. He received healing both emotionally
and spiritually, and was able to let go of everything that is
not from the true God. We then began deliverance ministry and
he was awesomely and completely set free of a number of demons.
He was very excited! He has had one experience of a demon trying
to return and he overpowered it, and it left. He has now been
sharing with his uncle who is a Medicine Man. He has also had
a dream where Jesus showed up and healed his kidneys - an answer
to prayer that God would give him dreams and visions so he would
know what holy dreams and visions are. So exciting!
mother of Darren, the husband of the lady who had the major
deliverance at the Saturday healing
service, became very ill
and was taken to the hospital with kidney failure. The doctor
said she would die that night - she was unresponsive. Marcus
and some others prayed over Darren and he went to see his Mom.
He touched her hand (nothing else) and she regained conciousness
and rallied. A family member had a Medicine Man come. Marcus
knew him and talked with him a bit. The man said he had to go
to the doctor because his arthritis was so painful in his hand.
Marcus asked him if he wanted ministry for healing. The man agreed.
Marcus prayed, asking God to heal the man so he would know who
is God, then commanded the healing in Jesus’ name. The
pain left. The man went away shaking his hand and quite amazed.
received a phone call from a lady who went to the Training.
She is so excited. She said that Greg,
their pastor, had been
teaching on the gifts of the Holy Spirit and just "happened" to
be teaching on the gift of healing the Sunday after the training.
He taught, then said there was another way, and explained The
Elijah Challenge. He had people who had taken the Training come
up and share, then asked if anyone needed healing. He told them
to come up to the front. One was a young Native fellow with long
term back pain - the pain left. He kept twisting and turning
to check (in astonishment) and said, "This is crazy!" A
lady came up who had Multiple Sclerosis. She felt significant
improvement - they told her they would minister again next week
- they weren't quitting! Her husband was very excited. The service
went an hour and a half longer than usual.
I had a phone call from one of my nieces two days ago. She wasn't
at the Training but has heard me talk about it. She had asked
for ministry two weeks ago for recurrent headaches. They would
come 3-4 times a week for the past month, sometimes debilitating.
She didn't know why. I ministered to her. Her phone call two
days ago was to let me know she hadn't had any headaches from
the time she received ministry up until last night when she had
had a slight one. I explained how the sickness may sometimes
try to return and that she too can take authority over it and
command it to leave. She is also a Registered Nurse and a Christian
- we talked a little about now learning that we have authority
over disease. I'm encouraging her to embrace it!
On Monday this week I met with a neighbour of mine. She had
come to the Saturday healing service in response to the invitation
and had called me just this past Saturday, asking for healing
ministry. She was just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I called
another lady from Lifegate to come and minister with me, and
we commanded it to leave. She said she felt a tingling down the
back of her neck. She has an MRI booked, and I can't wait to
see the results.
Going back to the Louis Bull Indian Reserve, there have been
several large grass fires in the area which got out of control
- one on the Montana Reserve (South East of Louis Bull), one
on the Samson Reserve, and one on Louis Bull. The one at Louis
Bull came right up the side of the hill that the townsite is
on, to the school on the South side, skipped over the school
and the entire townsite, flared up on the North side of the hill
and burned down the hill completely destroying the Sun Dance
site at the bottom. No one was hurt.
Montana Tribe has been very resistant to Christianity and very
active in Native Medicine until just
recently: a house church
started up about a month or so ago. The fire that happened there
came so close to the houses that it melted the siding. The young
men from the Tribe fighting the fire said that they "saw
the face of the devil in the fire". They asked for a Christian
meeting. Marcus and Reggie (a Christian Native fellow) met with
a number of them in someone's house. Reggie spoke. The next day
a whole bunch of Montana Tribe people showed up at the Tribe
Administrative office asking for a church, including a Medicine
Man who had formerly opposed it. Reggie lives at the Montana
townsite as well as one of his nieces who is a Christian. The
fire came right up to both their houses (literally to the concrete
by Reggie's house) and neither house was damaged at all - not
even any soot. Other Tribe members noticed!
didn't have a time of healing at Lifegate Church last week
(the service went very long) but we will be this week and it
will be a regular event each week.
think that is all for now. God is very, very awesome.
you so much for coming: the vision is catching. People from
different churches want to work together. What a sweet fragrance."
wanted to let you know that Pastor Marcus of the Louis Bull
Church is having a healing service May 17 at 7:00 pm Mountain
Standard Time on the Montana Indian Reserve. It may be held
in the administration building but if that gets cancelled it
will be outside. There has been a flurry of curses, etc., from
the traditional Medicine men/women towards some of the believers
but we just commanded them off, forgave those sending them
and asked God to pour out His mercy, love and forgiveness on
the ones sending the curses. We will be fasting Thursday, May
14, then meeting at the church Thursday evening to pray. We'll
ending the fast with communion.
I saw the lady who had the major deliverance
at the healing service on the Saturday night when you were
here. I hadn't seen
her until today and she continues to be full of joy. She told
me, "I had a major deliverance, you know." Very wonderful!"
23, 2009 Update from Laurel
are really picking up in Hobbema plus elsewhere! There are now
at Louis Bull Church a Ladies' Bible Study and a Mens' Bible Study
on Tuesday night, a Bible Study on Thursday night with everybody
together, the regular Sunday afternoon service and now the
a church in the Montana Reserve on Sunday night. We are continuing
to do healing ministry and deliverance ministry after the Bible
Sunday at Louis Bull Church, and attendance is quite a bit higher,
with new people coming. Now we're doing outreach at the Montana
Reserve on Sunday evenings
to help establish the new church. There will be another healing service/outreach
tomorrow night (May 24th).
Sunday (May 17th) at Montana Band two of the Christian men went
around the townsite inviting people to come and many were very
However, the turn-out was quite small - but people came forward for
prayer. One young woman stated that her pain was gone but will check
back with us this Sunday as the pain tends to come and go; two other
ladies said that they still felt better 2 days later; one lady was
challenged to let go of all the old rituals and practices with the
spirits as it was discerned that her poor eyesight was directly related
to the blindness the demons caused her spiritually. She did not say
no - said she needed to think about it because she'd made a promise.
I think some others received prayer but I haven't received reports.
On Tuesday night at the Ladies' Bible Study we did deliverance ministry
with a young woman who wanted freedom from addiction to pot.
and the rest are establishing a beachhead at the Montana townsite!
There is a lot of resistance from the Medicine men and
women there and that would cause a lot of fear among the people and
cause them to not risk coming. We will just continue to do battle
as God leads. He is phenomenally bigger than anything any demons
can throw at us and that is a tremendous witness to the people who
live there. Sunday night the presence of the evil spirits was very
strong over the townsite and in the administration building where
but not in the room where we met. And the new church has now been
given official permission to use the Montana Administration Building
for their services, for free. Thank you God! How He loves those