July 26-27, 2002

The Elijah Challenge in North America

At our Healing Encounter with the Vietnamese National Caucus held at Houston’s First United Methodist Church, the healing power of the name of Jesus was demonstrated. After the Vietnamese pastors and ministers were taught from the Scriptures to minister healing according to the pattern of Jesus and the early disciples, they stepped forward to lay hands on those with infirmities. Below are some of the things they did in the name of Jesus Christ. They will now use this authority for preaching the gospel to the multitudes of Vietnamese Buddhists who now live in the United States. Preaching the gospel to Buddhists is much more effective when accompanied by miraculous signs which confirm that the gospel is true and that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior.

his gentleman testified that he had had a back problem for 20 years. A Vietnamese pastor came forward and laid hands on him, commanding his back to be healed in the name of Jesus. Afterwards he was able to bend down and move his back freely, something he had not been able to do for two years!


The woman in yellow below had pain in her fingers due to arthritis. After the woman in red ministered to her with the authority that Jesus has given to His disciples for the sake of the gospel, she immediately broke out into a big smile and testified that the pain had instantly vanished!

This man above  had neck pain. A Vietnamese minister laid hands on his neck and rebuked the pain in the name of Jesus. The pain left immediately. Believers have a measure of authority over disease in the name of Jesus for the sake of proclaiming the kingdom of God to the world.

The woman in denim blue above had arthritic pain in her hands. A Vietnamese Baptist lay person laid hands on her in the powerful name of Jesus, and the pain left. She was able to open and close her hand freely!