Reports from Kurt & Mary Simms

Here are recent testimonies of disciples who attended The Elijah Challenge Basic Training II which was held March 3-6, 2011 in Houston. 

Lien Bic Tran
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

“Thanks to your training, we saw many breakthroughs in my church when we applied what you taught. A lady in my church with chest pain and shortness of breath was healed 100%. We are so excited about that. God is good.

 Baby girl Selina who had a narrow esophagus [such that she could not eat normally] and to whom Lucille and the other ladies ministered is now in good condition. The long feeding tube [inserted into her stomach] has been removed. Her esophagus is in the progress of getting healed. Last Sunday, her parents took her to the church to ask us to pray for her total recovery. We believe that baby Selina will be set free 100%. Praise the Lord.

 The lady (from the first day of the Training) who had suffered from a stroke and had weakness and numbness on her right side now feels better. Her face is radiant and she can walk with greater strength and steadiness. Thanks God.

 Please continue to pray for Mr. Le that he is strengthened and stands still in the promise until the Lord totally delivers him from the stronghold of nicotine addiction. We still expect the best will come to pass because he’s doing well now. The Lord is so faithful and good.”

Kurt Simms
Sunday, March 13, 2011

“I went to a fellowship I had been attending with people that I met from Baptist Sunday School. We were using a book for study called Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. I had missed the fellowship the previous Friday because I was at The Elijah Challenge Basic Training II. I went this past Friday and they decided to drop the book. Tim is the person hosting this group and he is not comfortable with the status quo church. He was reading a new book called Radical and he definitely knows the church is sick. He said, “where is the power in the church?” 

I told him that the power is still here just as it was over 2,000 years ago, but that 99% of believers aren’t walking in it. As I was finishing my meal I had three of them looking up scriptures as I quoted them. I had them read the verses aloud and I would explain the meaning to them. I shared some testimonies and directed them to the Elijah Challenge website to read some of the testimonies on my page. His wife read about a little girl’s eye which had been damaged while riding a 4-wheeler and the doctors said she would probably never see again. I had taken authority over her eye in Jesus’ name at church one night, and her eyesight improved—but not 100%. But by the next day doctors examined her and she had 20/20 vision. 

Then Tim said he had had enough teaching and testimonies and he wanted proof—the Baptist brethren were putting me on the spot. I said OK, let’s pray. I gave the Lord thanks and asked Him to perform these great things to prove that I was His servant and that Jesus is the only way to the Father. 

Tim’s wife had bad allergies, so I commanded them to leave and be healed in Jesus’ name. She was able to breathe perfectly. The next thing was her eye—she had been blind in one eye for several years because she had been poked in the eye by a broom stick. Her eye has no lens or iris. Using authority in Jesus’ name I ministered to her three times with no change at all. But I didn’t want to give up for I didn’t want my future students to lose faith. I went for the fourth time. 

After that I asked her if there was any change and she said, “Oh my God!” and began to weep. She said she could see my face! Before she could only see a black blur and some colors. Everyone in the room started praising God! She can see now, but her eyesight is not totally restored. I instructed them to continue to take authority over it and minister to her. I haven’t talked to them since Friday so I don’t know if there has been any further improvement. But she didn’t even have a lens in her eye. Praise the Lord, for He is so good!”

Pastor Linh Nguyen 
March 11, 2011

Shoulder Pain Gone

Talking to a man on the corner street of life, I discovered that he has a drinking problem, 2 knee surgeries, joint problem, Hep C, Cirrhosis of the liver and shoulder pain. 

The shoulder pain is hurting him right now he said. I asked for permission to pray over it. Laying my hand on his right shoulder I commanded the pain to go. The pain subsided a lot he said. Testing his shoulder he moved around, rotated it. He noticed a little pain left deep inside. Praying again I commanded the pain to go and the spirit of infirmities to leave him now in Jesus’ name. He rotated it around and around and the pain was gone. 

I saw him again today, and he is happy to have no pain in the shoulder. Praise be to God. 

Pastor Linh Nguyen 
March 10, 2011

A Spirit of Confusion Left in the Name of Jesus

A woman with so many cares and concerns came to talk to me. As we sat down and talked, her mind is confused; she seems to lose the control of her life. She didn’t know what to do, where to go, she asked me to pray for her. Life seems harsh to her. She came to Jesus hoping God will help ease her mind. 

I prayed a simple prayer over her; “In the name of Jesus, spirit of confusion go. Leave her now. Pain leave her heart in the Name of Jesus.” After the prayer, her face lit up beaming with joy. She exclaimed that the spirit of confusion left her. Praise the Lord. Thanks be to God. 

Today on the street of life, God led me to talk to a woman who just lost her son in a tragic car accident. The grief is too much to bear right now. No tear seems to be able to flow. Her life suddenly came to a halt. Nothing is going for her. No job. No home. No loved ones to care for. No one seems to care about her she said. “Jesus does.” I said. 

As we talked, she shared with me about the fractured right ankle which happened about 2 years ago. It is painful. It needs surgery, the doctor said, but she has been postponing it until now. A simple cast wrapping around the ankle to support it loosely. She felt the pain there as we talked. 

I found out that she does have faith in God. I shared with her the Scriptures about the faith of God that moves mountain. Jesus does heal today, I said. “Would you like me to pray over the fractured ankle?” I anointed her and commanded the fractured bones to be made whole. All ligaments and nerve endings around it be made well. Pain leave her now in Jesus’ name. 

Then I asked her to walk to test it. The pain subsided, and the swelling went down a lot. Because of the cast, she walked awkwardly. As she came back, I asked her to remove the cast and prayed and commanded the ankle to be healed in Jesus’ name. She is able to walk, tiptoeing, squatting down, putting some pressure on it as she was able. Yes, her ankle is made strong and it is healed in Jesus’ Name. 

I can’t help but notice the smile on her face walking away thanking God for her healing. Amen. 

Pastor Linh Nguyen 

Pain in Left Ear Be Gone. Backache Healed.

An elderly woman said that her left ear was hurting because someone hit her ear with a fist. The hit knocked her down and her back was also hurt. Just imagine laying in bed sick with pain and Jesus walked right in and healed her of her pains. Indeed, Jesus came by the bedside and lifted her spirit up. She is a believer and has faith of God when I shared with her a little bit about mountain-moving faith. Yes, Faith of God. No doubt. 

I asked her for permission to pray over her and laid my hand over her ears. I commanded, “In the Name of Jesus, pain in the left ear go. Leave her now. Back pain leave her now and never to return to her again in Jesus’ name. Jesus heals you. Amen.” 

When I took my hands off her ears, the pain in the ear was gone. Her back is still a little bit sore. I asked her friend to lay her hand on the back where the pain was. She prayed for her. Then I prayed again commanding the pain in the back to go in Jesus’ name. Spirit of infirmity go and leave her now in Jesus’ name. 

I then asked her to stand up and checked again and again. The back pain was gone. To God be the glory. He is good to His children. God is good to us all. 

I visited a young lady this morning and led her to Christ. Her heart is ready to receive Christ Jesus. I read John 3:16; John 1:12 and Romans 10:9-10 and explained to her what it means to receive Christ. She realizes that Jesus loves her and died for her sin. Gladly she prayed to accept Christ right on the spot. She is born again. Hallelujah. 

The Heavenly choir and angels must rejoice in heaven this morning when a sinner opened her heart to welcome Jesus Christ into her life. 

God is good all the time. He is still saving souls today. As you go declare that the Kingdom of God is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons and raise the dead…

Pastor Linh Nguyen 
Back Pain Be Gone. It is Gone.
I recently talked to a man who was raised up as a Jehovah Witness. Until 11 years of age he stopped going to church due to many circumstances. 

His heart was cold to the Lord. After sharing the Gospel to him and leading him back to the Lord, he gave his heart to Jesus. 

I asked him if there was any pain in his body that he would like me to pray over him. God will heal you of your pain. I will pray and heal you according to the Word of God in Jesus’ name. 

Yeah, I had back surgery some time ago, and the pain is still here in my lower back. He showed me the back surgery. There was a big scar in the back. The pain bothers him a lot and constantly. 

I asked permission to place my hand on where the pain was. In the Name of Jesus, spirit of infirmity I bind you and cast you out of this man. Pain go now. Leave him now in Jesus’ name and never to come back. 

God heard simple prayers and answered the man and his back pain was gone. He checked it again and again, and the pain was gone. Praise the Lord. He is able to move without pain. I felt so glad to see him relieved of his pain. God does heal and is still healing today. 

I visited a middle aged man about 57 years of age in his home. We met before. This time he looks older. His beard grows out a lot. He asks for a Bible which I gave him. 

After talking to him I discovered that there was a female voice that kept talking in his ears ever since he was 14 years of age. The voice told him to cut himself, hurt himself. He did have anger issue with his stepfather. 

“What do you want the Lord to do for you?” I asked him. “I want the voice to stop. I tried to stop it with medicine but it keeps on persisting.” 

I asked him some other questions to see where the source of the issue was. Forgiveness is needed. I invited him to place his trust in the Lord. “In the Name of Jesus, unclean spirit, female voice and spirit of unforgiveness I bind you and cast you out of his body. Come out in the Name of Jesus.” Be made whole. Be still right now in Jesus’ name. 

Amazingly, he said, “The voice stopped.” It indeed stopped. I checked with him again and again today, It does stop. The man was so thankful and grateful to God for his healing. I encouraged him to read the Word, especially the book of James. James 4:6-7. Jesus confirms His Word with miracles and signs and wonders. Thank you Lord.