One of the ways we spread the Gospel in North India is through small rural healing meetings. Typical attendance is around 300 people and most of those who accept Christ become connected to a house-based fellowship. The same works of healing and deliverance from demons that we read of in the Gospels and the Book of Acts are happening regularly in North India. Here are just a couple of them:
The woman in the photo who was possessed by an evil spirit was healed when our evangelist laid his hand on her and prayed. At the same time she was healed of physical ailments. All the people were amazed and many accepted Jesus.
During another meeting an old man who came responded to the alter call and afterward he asked us to pray for him. When the local pastor and ministry team prayed for him, his sight was restored. When the people saw this many committed their lives to Christ.
A few months ago the Hindus conducted the largest ever gathering of people in the history of the world. The Maha Kumbh Mela is a festival held every 12 years on the bank of the Ganges River at Allahabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Tens of millions come from across India and the world searching for peace and salvation through idol worship.
Last week, we held a ground-breaking convention in the same city on the bank of the same river. There was huge spiritual warfare against it but by God’s grace we prevailed. Our native leader there reports, “About 400 people attended. There was such a powerful anointing, and about a hundred demon possessed men and women were delivered. They were crawling all over the floor. Only one offering was taken and so many people put their jewelry, watches, cell phones and other valuables into the offering box. It was awesome. Thank God for His faithfulness. All our team members are excited now and they want to do it again next year in a bigger scale.”
In the coming months we’ll be going out into the villages to conduct more evangelistic meetings along with training programs for new leaders. Please pray for an increase of the power of God’s presence and the continued and intensified expansion of His Kingdom!