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4 entries from October 2016

Praying friends

Our stay in India so far has been wonderful.  We have met with a lot of friends whom we have not seen for a long time. It is always a great joy to meet with friends, and I thank God that he has given us so many friends in this great nation of India. When friends meet stories are shared and love expressed in many ways.

One day as we were together with the covenant community all the friends laid hands on each other asking God to heal those who were ill. The power of God came upon us. People stood up testifying on being instantly healed by God when we prayed for one another in the name of Jesus Christ. Many people told that their heavy headache just disappeared. Back pain disappeared. Even a growth in the back of a lady vanished. We had so many testimonies of healing, but I did not record them all and do not remember all the details, but I want to bring glory to God for wonderful goodness.

My Indian friends are praying friends. I love to see their zeal and listen to their fervent prayers. When they pray they move mountains. This nation has a great future because of the prayers of my Indian friends.

A young man discover that his mother’s God is real

Bikash (not the real name) is a young man in the city of Jaipur. His mother gave her life to Jesus some time ago, but Bikash was not really convinced as he had be brought up as a Hindu. Just a few days back he was given a new costly smart phone. As he was playing with his new gadget he was kidnapped and taken away by a gang of young people. He feared for his life and knew that they wanted his new phone. As he was taken away, he prayed to God in the name of Jesus, just like he had been hearing his mother praying. He said: God, if you are real, save me in Jesus’ name! He begged in his heart for God to intervene.

Then suddenly he heard the sound of siren of a police car and could even see the flashing lights. The young people became so scared that they left him and ran away. Then he discovered that there was no police and no siren and no flashing light on a police car. He realised that God had heard his prayer. Jesus, the God of his mother was real. He had been saved from the criminal gang of young people. God scared them with his divine sound and light effects!


A Healing Miracle in the Operation Theatre

Today we have been able to spend some wonderful time with our dear friends Brenda and Zephry in India. Our longstanding friends are serving the covenant community in a most excellent way. They have a very big heart overflowing of love for people. We are so thankful that they are our friends. As we were fellowshipping, on this first day of our visit to India, they told us a great testimony of the goodness of God.

A man fell seriously ill. He was not even able to talk. He was taken to the hospital. The doctors discovered that something was wrong in his throat. After a thorough examination they found that a nerve had been damaged and he needed surgery. This surgery was very costly, about 400.000,- Indian Rupies. His wife and all the believers were praying fervently for him. Nothing seemed to happen, and he was taken to the operation theatre. Just before he was given the injection to put him to sleep for the surgery, he made some sounds and he began to speak. The doctors called off the injection and gave him a new thorough examination. Then they concluded that there was nothing wrong with the nerve or the throat. He had actually been healed by God in the operation theatre, just minutes before the surgery! He was dismissed and sent home totally well. No wonder that his wife was crying of joy!

I am somebody when I have learned to listen

To be somebody is to listen carefully,

to other people, to their worries and views.

To be somebody is to listen lovingly,

to a little child and a shabby street singer.

To be somebody is to listen wondering,

to the singing bird and the voice of thunder.

To be somebody is to listen intently,

to the sound of nature and the voice of God.

To be somebody is to listen with your eyes,

to see what the Eternal one is saying now.