We would like to invite you to consider sponsoring an event in a Third World country or underdeveloped area where pastors and servants of God will gather together for two or three days to train with The Elijah Challenge.
In this Training Event, the servants of God will be taught how to heal the sick and cast out demons as Jesus commanded his disciples when he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God.
Luke 9:1-2 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
Luke 10:9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’
The servants of God will travel at their own expense to the venue where they will be accommodated and fed during the event.
After the Training, they return to their towns and villages equipped to proclaim the gospel with power. Many of them will be used by the Lord to perform miraculous healings, and the lost will come to Christ as they hear the gospel and witness the confirming miracles.
Moreover, after they return home they will be able to train their own people as well as other servants of God in their area to preach the gospel in the same way.
Such Elijah Challenge Training Events have produced lasting fruit in various nations. Click on the links below to view some of the reports.
India (these outreaches followed the Training Event in India in July 2007)
Cost of one Training Event
The cost of an Event will vary from place to place, but generally hovers around US$3,500. This does not include our airfare to the host country, but only the expenses of renting the venue and equipment, of accommodations and meals for the participants. It does not include transportation to the venue for the participants.
We generally aim for an attendance of about one hundred servants of God.
We invite you to take part and have a share in the Great Commission by sponsoring such a Training Event.
Contact us at [email protected] if you are interested.
Elijah Challenge Feeding Events in North India have been very fruitful. In a typical Feeding Event held in an unreached village, the villagers are invited for an event where they will be served a meal. Before the meal, the gospel is preached and the sick are healed in Jesus’ name as confirmation of the gospel. Those who are healed will testify what the Lord has done for them. Typically many Hindus will respond by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. After that the villagers are fed a meal.
Then a new church will be planted in that unreached village. A pastor will be appointed to teach and disciple the new believers. Some of these church plants have had as many as 200 new converts attend their very first Sunday service following the Feeding Event.
In North India Feeding Events are costing US$1,600 each. A new pastor is appointed to lead the newly-planted church, and is supported for about one year with $75 per month. In Orissa smaller Feeding Events have been held for about $500 each. Click on the links below to view reports of Feeding Events.
Feeding Event in North India Feeding Events in Orissa
Before Feeding Events can be held in this way, local pastors and servants of God must be trained in an Elijah Challenge Training Event (described above) where they are taught how to heal the sick and cast out demons in Jesus’ name. They will then be called upon to heal the sick at subsequent Feeding Events. Trained pastors of the newly-planted churches will also be able to continue the fruitful ministry of healing and evangelism in their villages.