Elijah Challenge Reports from North India

Subodh and his wife Rosy minister in Orissa, India. They hosted and trained under The Elijah Challenge in Orissa in 2003 and again in October 2007. They have two boys, Nathan and Johnson.

Pastor: “I’ve attended various trainings, but this Training…is different”

Indian orphans enjoying supernatural health under extreme conditions

“…been in the ministry a long time but never came across such teaching…”

INDIA: Believers beaten with sticks by Fundamentalist Hindus

New Testament miracles in a demon & witchcraft-infested Hindu village in India

Over 500 accept Christ in remote region following miraculous healings as in Acts

Spreading malignant cancer miraculously healed at remote village Feeding Event, many accept Christ

The sick healed in Jesus’ name during thunderstorm; 200+ villagers accept Christ

180 accept Christ in remote Indian village after miraculous healings

The sick are healed and 150 villagers turn to Christ in remote region of Orissa

Severely electrocuted bird healed in Jesus’ name, flies away well

Jesus Christ heals and saves in remote village just as He did in the gospels

Dying Hindu leader in India healed in Jesus’ name, accepts Christ

160 tribals in dangerous Maoist-dominated region in India accept Christ

Demonized woman miraculously set free like the demoniac of the Gadarenes

250 tribal people in Orissa accept Christ after witnessing miraculous healings

Around 500 villagers from Scheduled Castes accept Christ after miracles

Pastors & evangelists in Kurtumgarh train with The Elijah Challenge

Crowd in remote village applauds at miraculous healing & accepts Christ

Pastor feared his teen daughter attacked by demonic power would die, but…

Elijah Challenge Pastors minister with power bringing Hindus to Christ

Fourteen believers refuse to return to Hinduism despite expulsion

Orissa: many infirm people healed and many Hindus accept Jesus Christ

Servants of God from Kerala, Andhra Pradesh & Orissa gather together for TEC Training

3 new believing families forcefully expelled from village by Hindus

After severe heart attack man healed miraculously; many villagers believe

Goddess fails to heal woman after sacrifice, but Jesus healed her for free

Entire remote village in Orissa, India turns to Jesus Christ

“The Elijah Challenge Training is having so much impact wherever we go and teach it”

Six-month-old baby girl healed at a distance in the powerful name of Jesus!

400 Hindus from remote village accept Christ after miraculous healings

“If this teaching had come to India 50 years ago, today India would be at least 50% Christian”

Young widow & son in India forced to leave home after experiencing miracle and following Jesus Christ

Baptists decide to reach out to resistant Hindus after The Elijah Challenge

“I stood under an umbrella to preach” and 120 Hindus came to Christ

Pastor’s wives in India train with TEC; minister healing with power

Hindu families accept Christ in Orissa following miraculous healings

The gospel preached & the sick healed in Orissa by disciples as Jesus commanded

Unreached villages in Orissa turning to Jesus Christ as they witness the power of Jesus Christ

Baptist pastors & evangelists in India trained to reach the Hindus with power

The gospel is preached, the sick are healed and demons are cast out in remote India

Sorcerer accepts Christ after failed attempts to attack Elijah Challenge Pastor with demons

TEC Orissa Ministers’ Report April 2015: Village comes to Christ after Village Chief’s wife miraculously healed

Texas businessman teaches & preaches the gospel with power in India

800 Hindus accept Christ at Feeding Event in Orissa after witnessing the truth of the gospel

President of the Baptist Convention of Kandhamal District miraculously healed

Miraculous healings in church partially rebuilt after destruction by Hindu fundamantalists

Human skull found inside tree worshiped by Hindus as a goddess

Entire remote jungle village of Hindus turns to Jesus Christ

Remote villages in Orissa turning to Jesus Christ after demonic powers defeated

Accident victim miraculously healed while listening to the gospel; 100+ tribal people accept Christ

180 villagers accept Christ as the good news is preached to the poor in India with power

Eleven Hindu families in remote village accept Christ—then denied access to local water by other villagers

160 tribal Hindus in remote hilly region accept Jesus Christ after experiencing many miraculous healings

Orissa, India: Miraculous healing for a mental condition leads to salvation for Hindu family

Entire village in Orissa comes to Christ

Miraculous healings at the traditional Church of North India in Niswas, Orissa

180 people accept Jesus Christ in village of Muniguda of Orissa, India

Hindu woman’s miraculous deliverance from eight years of demon possession opens up village for the gospel

Little girl set free from demonic attack over the telephone

Men set free from very powerful demonic forces at distance of 750 kilometers

Jesus heals paralyzed Hindu man in Orissa, India

Entire remote village of six Hindu families amazed by miracle and turn to Jesus

Poor believer who suffered 3 broken bones healed miraculously at a distance

Cows & goats healed in Jesus’ name in India to draw Hindus to Christ

“In 30 years of ministry I had never come forward to the front to minister to the sick with such boldness”

Entire village of land-worshippers comes to Jesus Christ

Couple married since 2006 now miraculously expecting a child

Hindu priest & family accept Jesus following miraculous healing

Miraculous healings reported as traditional Church of North India (CNI) trains with The Elijah Challenge

Traditional church in India dating back to the year 1834 experiences miraculous healings

Gospel-resistant village in Orissa opens up following miraculous healing

Hindu doctor invites trained pastor to minister healing periodically in hospital

Several hundred accept Jesus in remote village pioneered by martyr Dr. Graham Staines

Manoharpur, Orissa: where missionary Graham Staines was martyred in 1999

“What I did not see in my 21 years of ministry now I am seeing”

Miraculous healings accompany Indian evangelists trained by Elijah Challenge

300 village Hindus accept Christ under a big mango tree following miraculous healings

Entire remote village in Orissa comes to Christ following miraculous healings

Thousands of Hindus come to Christ where Australian missionary was martyred in 1999

150 Hindu Dalits accept Christ at remote village following powerful miracles

Unreached Dalit tribe in India reached for the gospel with miraculous healings

Historic: Hindus come to Christ following miraculous healings in Fundamentalist-dominated area

“After thirty years the pastor’s ministry has changed…”

“Untouchable” Dalits & tribal people in India delivered from alcohol, smoking & sin by the power of the gospel

Return visit with the believers in Khajuripanga

70-plus newly-trained Indian pastors & leaders resolve to hold evangelistic healing services in Hindu villages

Dying Church of North India congregation revived with miraculous healings

Unreached people group in Orissa, India comes to Christ following healings

Unconscious Hindu woman wakes up, set free from witchcraft curse over the telephone in Jesus’ name

Over 200 Kandha tribal people in Orissa experience miraculous healings & accept the Christ

No medical cure for Hindu man with malaria, but God healed him

Two hundred people from Hindu Fundamentalist (RSS) group come to Christ following miracles

VISIBLE demon terrorized Christian villagers; driven out in Jesus’ name from a distance

1,000 souls repent & return to Jesus Christ following New Testament miracles

Conservative Baptist leaders & believers experience miraculous healings for the first time

300 Hindus including Dalits accept Christ in poor village following miraculous healings

The blind see, the deaf hear, the dumb speak, backslidden church leaders repent, many hundreds accept Christ

Alcoholics set free, the sick healed and the poor saved in remote tribe

Woman gives birth miraculously “at a distance”

Vicious demons cast out at a distance in Jesus’ name

Evangelist trained by Subodh at Baptist Church now ministers with great power

Catholic with heart disease runs and picks up heavy objects

The blind see, the deaf hear, the poor hear the good news in Dhrabali

Demon driven out of Hindu school in Jesus’ name after sorcerer fails

Retired Police Constable Healed at a Distance

Jesus’ compassion – the blind see, cancer vanishes, many are healed in Orissa, India

Boy born deaf and dumb hears and speaks at Feeding Event; 200+ accept Christ

Reports of the miraculous from servants of God trained by Subodh Jena Kumar

Rickshaw puller in India miraculously healed

Police Inspector healed miraculously

Hindu leader crashes meeting but repents after witnessing many miracles

Miraculous healings shock a traditional American Baptist Church in India

Fruitful Feeding Event in Unreached Village in Orissa

“Pray to the Christian God Jesus and He might heal you”

Mother & daughter healed over the telephone simultaneously

Throat infection healed at a distance of 380 kilometers

Miraculous healings in the traditional Church of North India

Followers of witchcraft in unreached village turn to Christ following miraculous healings

Hindu man miraculously healed at a distance from life-threatening demonic attack

Hundreds healed in Kandhamal—area of intense persecution in 2008

Elijah Challenge Training in Kandhamal—site of 2008 Hindu persecution

Gospel arrives with miraculous healing power at unreached Hindu village

Miracles & salvation in remote mountaintop village in Orissa

Oriya, Telgu & Soura Hindus come to Christ at Feeding Event in Orissa

Newly-trained believer casts out demon; tied up & accused of being a sorcerer

Two powerful miracles in Orissa

Untouchable Hindu Dalits come to Christ following miraculous healings

Buddhists in Orissa drawn to Christ by miracles

22 families in Orissa come to Christ after Feeding Events  Area dominated by Hindu fundamentalists


Subodh’s background

“Let me tell you little bit about my background. I am from a place called Gajapati, a very mountainous area. From Bhawanipatna (Kalahandi district) it is 250 kilometers. It is a fully tribal dominated district. God has brought me to Bhawanipatna (Kalahandi) to serve Him in the Western part of Orissa. According to a UN report the Kalahandi district is known for famine, starvation and the sale of children. It is in the hottest zone in Asia Minor.

I did my M. DIV. in Bangalore, an affiliate to Asia Theological Association. I have worked in Orissa for the last ten years as a teacher, pastor, convener and translator throughout Western Orissa. God has given us a special burden for the state of Orissa. In the same way my wife Rosy also completed her Master of Divinity at Tiruvilla, Kerala, an affiliate of Asia Theological Seminary. Now we are serving the Lord here in Orissa.

Let me just give you some brief highlights about the state of Orissa: There are 30 districts in the state of Orissa. Bhubanaewsar is the capital of Orissa. It is known as the temple city of India. Orissa is the known as the soul of India. Two percent of the population in Orissa are Christians and most of these are Catholic and Lutherans. Baptism and conversion is banned by the government of Orissa.” [Orissa is now known as Odisha.]



       — The below older reports are no longer available —

Orissa, the poorest state in India, is dominated by Hindus

More reports… 

Orissa Feeding Event – January 2012  Many miraculous healings; 170-180 Hindus come to Jesus Christ

Testimonies of four Hindu men coming to Christ – December 2011  God’s touch to deliver from spiritual darkness, depression, alcoholism, and idolatry

Report on 2011 outreaches to needy & unreached areas  Trips to HADGARH, GANDUPADAR, AJAYGARH, and DABARAGUDA

Over 2,000 accept Christ in remote Pataiguda, Orissa — January 2011  Jungle-dwelling Kui Tribes very poor, uneducated, and downtrodden

Demonized Hindu boy healed dramatically — July 2011  Hindu boy and father come to church on the following day

Historic Crusade in Tandrang — December 2010 High-caste Hindus from other states drawn by miracles

The Elijah Challenge Basic Training in Chatrapur, Ganjam  55 pastors, evangelists & disciples trained and given powerful weapons to attack the darkness of Orissa

The miraculous deliverance of Dharmendra  His entire high-caste family comes to Jesus Christ as a result

Lives transformed by the Basic Training  Subodh trains disciples in Bhawanipatna

Persecution of new believing family by Hindus  A big Hindu village called Pastigudi

100-year-old sacrifice pot broken  Six Hindu families, including priestly one, come to Christ

A mighty miracle in Jhalarsingh  Man set free from 15 years of fides disease & severe demonic attacks

Largest gathering yet for TEC Basic Training in Orissa  Over 200 servants of God & disciples gather from different regions

Miraculous healings at the Basic Training in Bhawanipatna  Subodh conducts The Elijah Challenge for pastors & evangelists

Bhawanitpatna, January 2010  Miracles in the New Year bring Hindu families to the Lord

Bhawanitpatna, November 2009  Miracles at home harvest new souls for the kingdom of God

Elijah Challenge Training in unreached area of Orissa  TEC in Viswa Hindu-dominated area called Putasingh

Kingdom of God comes to witchcraft-dominated village  Dramatic deliverance of girl brings 10 Hindu families to Christ

Pastors trained by Subodh testify of miracles  They now heal the sick & cast out demons with power

Persecuted believers in Orissa   Provision & miracles & obstacles as they rebuild their lives

A girl and boy miraculously healed  Instantaneous healing from severe jaundice and high fever

May 22, 2009  The power of God strikes demon-infested tree revered by Hindus

Gumma Baptist Church  Miraculous healings amaze orthodox Baptists and bring them to saving faith in Jesus Christ

March 24, 2009  Tribe which spawned Orissa persecutors now being reached for the gospel of Jesus Christ

March 12, 2009  Woman healed of infirmity at a distance through the telephone

March 6, 2009  Miraculous healings among Baptist believers in Rayagada, Orissa

February 22, 2009  Opportunity to reach Hindu tribe responsible for persecuting Orissa believers

February 25, 2009  A wonderful miracle in Bhawanipatna

February 2009  Update: Some children of persecuted Orissa believers becoming beggars

January 2009 – Testimony  Dramatic deliverance from devil possession

January 2009 – Update on persecuted believers in Orissa  Many miraculous healings from God comfort destitute persecuted believers

January 2009 – Mission trip  Multiplied miraculous healings confirm gospel to mountain tribal people

December 2008 Orissa Persecution Update  Subodh brings compassion and miraculous healing to believers in relief camp

November 2008 Orissa Persecution Update  Miraculous healing brings high caste Hindu family to Christ

August 2008 in village of Pastipada, Orissa  

Bloodshed & persecution in Orissa, August 2008

July 2008 Report & Testimonies

May 2008 Report & Testimonies

The Elijah Challenge & Shalom Ministries, October 2007

The Elijah Challenge in Orissa, April 2003