The Elijah Challenge Training in Trinidad & Tobago in the Caribbean was hosted by Dave Ramsingh and Rohan Rambally of The Global Prayer Command Center in Couva. Dave is a Trinidadian of Indian descent who some time ago received The Elijah Challenge Training materials from a disciple in Kansas named Pete Cabrera. Dave studied and digested the material and began to apply it. Whereas before only 1 out of 10 people were healed when Dave ministered to them, after studying the materials 10 out of 10 infirm people he ministered to were healed by the Lord.
Dave then handed the materials to Brother Rohan Rambally, who has a very effective prophetic gifting and ministry. Likewise, Rohan also began to heal the sick effectively after going through the training materials—often with amazing results. Rohan is a high school mathematics teacher, and Trinidadian law and culture give him the freedom to preach the gospel and heal the sick in his classroom. Students are now healed regularly in his classes, and he estimates over the years he has led several thousand students to Jesus Christ.
Seeing the effectiveness of the Training, Dave and Rohan invited full-time pastors and servants of God from all over Trinidad to attend the free event. The Lord graciously enabled us to teach the approximately 180 servants of God and disciples very effectively. At the beginning of the demonstration of healing at the first training session, a man and a woman with heart conditions (one with blocked arteries) came forward to be healed through the disciples. As hands were laid on them and their heart disease rebuked in Jesus’ name, something was lifted from them and they felt very light. Both ran to the back of the sanctuary and back to the front, and felt absolutely fine. With their heart conditions, they would absolutely not have been able to do this earlier.
After that people with knee problems came forward to be healed by the disciples. Some of them had had chronic knee pain and disability dating back many years—one had had the pain for twenty years. One elderly woman, testifying with a could-it-be-true grin, could hardly believe that the disabling pain which had been her constant companion for so many years had abandoned her. As far as I could see, all of them testified that the Lord had healed them after the disciples ministered to them. The brethren were amazed, grateful to the Lord, and greatly encouraged.
People testifying that the Lord has healed them
Above: disciples ministering healing to those with infirmities
Below: those who are healed testify
Woman in the middle: one of two people whose impaired hearing was restored as disciples ministered
We thank the Lord for entrusting such a ministry to us his unworthy servants—that we can actually train his disciples to do some of the miraculous works that he did, and follow Scripture closely as we do. We are not called to be the one-man-show evangelist who teaches the people, but then goes on to do all the ministering by himself. And the training actually works: at the second session the disciples came to the front and actually healed those with infirmities as Jesus did 2,000 years ago.
“Healing at a distance”
Below we ministered healing at a distance as Jesus did in Luke 7. Over half a dozen disciples at the front ministered to people with heart disease over their mobile telephones—simply by issuing commands and exercising their authority over disease given to them by the Lord. Every person ministered to (except for one who had no symptoms to begin with) testified that their symptoms had disappeared or that they felt much better afterwards. One man who was driving when called pulled over to the side of the road. Afterwards he got out of his car and ran around it twice. His heart felt normal and well.
Ministering healing at a distance over mobile telephones
Shanti (at right) shares that her father’s heart feels fine after she ministered to him over the phone
This lady pastor shares that the person she ministered to over her mobile phone now feels well
We can only describe the feedback we received from the participating pastors and servants of God there as “humbling.” In past years there they have received conference speakers from around the world. This conference, according to some, was the best one. Already we are receiving testimonies of how the Lord is now using the trained disciples to heal the sick and cast out demons in Jesus’ name for the sake of the gospel.
Two Trinidadian disciples who were attending our Training went to minister to a young girl from a Hindu family who had been demonized. Every time after eating, she would throw up without fail. She ended up very weak and bed-ridden. The two brothers who had just attended the Training ministered to her in Jesus’ name and cast out the demon. Afterwards the girl got up. She took some food, and did not vomit. Later in the day she ate again, and digested it normally. The next day they called the family on the phone and the girl answered the phone, sounding completely different and normal! They are now sharing the gospel with this Hindu family.
A Pastor’s testimony
“It has been a tremendous opportunity to sit under your ministry for the past few days. God has already started to demonstrated his Power when we declare authority over sickness and disease. I ministered at a crusade last night and a lady responded to the call for prayer. She said that she was suffering from diabetes.
We immediately rebuked the spirit of infirmity in her. She then responded that when she came up she was having some pains in her knees and it immediately left her body when we rebuked the spirit of infirmity. She promised to give me a feed back as to whether she need her diabetes medication again.
We give all the glory to God. I thank the Lord for the opportunity to be a part of this Conference. My life and my church will not be the same again. Thank you Jesus. Thank you andyour dear wife for coming and being a blessing to our country here in Trinidad. God Bless.”
Pastor Curtis P.
The Lord uses Dave Ramsingh to heal the sick
Received June 6, 2012
“Yesterday afternoon my wife Myrtle and I had the opportunity to minister to three people:
There was a woman with back pain, along with severe pain in her knee and left arm. When we ministered to her for the first two problems, her arm was completely healed and her whole body was freed from pain.
Her husband felt an epileptic seizure. After we ministered to him, he was freed.
The other person was also an epileptic, and he also had neck pain. The Lord freed him from all of them.
We all thank The Lord JESUS for the miracles. Thank you again for the ministry of The Elijah Challenge.”
From Cindy Deonarine, Interior Missions Leader in February 2013
“I owe you such a big report! The members of our team who have enjoyed the Elijah training that you did in Trinidad are very active in ministry and a blessing in the hospitals, homes, and foreign missions. Thank you, in a nutshell.”
The Coco Reef Resort on the lovely neighboring island of Tobago